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The way of the knife : the CIA, a secret army, and a war at the ends of the Earth

An account of the transformation of the CIA and America's special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines in the world's dark spaces: the new American way of war.

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  • "The way of the knife"@it
  • "Way of the knife"@pl
  • "Shou du jie kai wu ren ji yu shi jie jin tou de zhan zheng"
  • "首度揭开无人机与世界尽头的战争"
  • "CIA, a secret army, and a war at the ends of the Earth"
  • "CIA, a secret army, and a war at the ends of the earth"

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  • "An account of the transformation of the CIA and America's special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines in the world's dark spaces: the new American way of war."
  • "An account of the transformation of the CIA and America's special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines in the world's dark spaces: the new American way of war."@en
  • "-- The Way of the Knife This new approach to war has been embraced by Washington as a lower risk, lower cost alternative to the messy wars of occupation and has been championed as a clean and surgical way of conflict. But the knife has created enemies just as it has killed them. It has fomented resentments among allies, fueled instability, and created new weapons unbound by the normal rules of accountability during wartime. Mark Mazzetti tracks an astonishing cast of characters on the ground in the shadow war, from a CIA officer dropped into the tribal areas to learn the hard way how the spy games in Pakistan are played to the chain-smoking Pentagon official running an off-the-books spy operation, from a Virginia socialite whom the Pentagon hired to gather intelligence about militants in Somalia to a CIA contractor imprisoned in Lahore after going off the leash. At the heart of the book is the story of two proud and rival entities, the CIA and the American military, elbowing each other for supremacy. The CIA, created as a Cold War espionage service, is now more than ever a paramilitary agency ordered by the White House to kill off America?s enemies?in the mountains of Pakistan and the deserts of Yemen, in the tumultuous civil wars of North Africa and the chaos of Somalia. For its part, the Pentagon has become more like the CIA, dramatically expanding spying missions everywhere. Sometimes, as with the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, their efforts have been perfectly coordinated. Other times, including the failed operations disclosed here for the first time, they have not. For better or worse, their struggles will define American national security in the years to come."@en
  • "A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's riveting account of the transformation of the CIA and America's special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place away from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, in the corners of the world where large armies can't go. The Way of the Knife tells the previously untold story of that shadow war: a campaign that has blurred the lines between soldiers and spies and lowered the bar for waging war across the globe. America has pursued its enem."@en

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  • "The way of the knife : the CIA, a secret army, and a war at the ends of the Earth"@en
  • "The way of the knife : the CIA, a secret army, and a war at the ends of the Earth"
  • "The way of the knife the CIA, a secret army, and a war at the ends of the earth"
  • "Killing Business. Der geheime Krieg der CIA"
  • "Killing Business : der geheime Krieg der CIA"
  • "The Way of the Knife"@en
  • "The way of the knife : the CIA, a secret army, and a war at the ends of the earth"
  • "The way of the knife : the CIA, a secret army, and a war at the ends of the earth"@en
  • "美利坚刀锋 : 首度揭开无人机与世界尽头的战争"
  • "The way of the knife the CIA, a secret army, and a war at the ends of the Earth"
  • "The way of the knife the CIA, a secret army, and a war at the ends of the Earth"@en
  • "CIA : tajna wojna Ameryki"@pl
  • "Meilijian dao feng : shou du jie kai wu ren ji yu shi jie jin tou de zhan zheng"
  • "Killing machine : come gli USA combattono le loro guerre segrete"@it
  • "Killing machine : come gli USA combattono le loro guerre segrete"
  • "La guerra de las sombras : cómo la CIA se convirtió en una organización asesina"@es