Beyond Repair

Beyond Repair

The Decline and Fall of the CIA

Book - 2010
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Publisher: Guilford, CT : Lyons Press, c2010
ISBN: 9781599218519
Branch Call Number: 327.1273 Fadd
Characteristics: 183 p.


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Jan 04, 2017

I have to say beforehand that there is much I disagree with the author about, including the necessity of having a CIA, but overall this is a good book, and if nothing else be sure to read the chapter titled, Define Elite.
Although I'm really not surprised about anything having to do with the CIA [or DIA, or FBI, or NSA, or DHS], it should awaken anyone out there who has any confidence in the CIA. Whether it is paint ball exercises among other federal law enforcement agencies, or the CIA's lamer training requirements, or some of their even worse on-the-job attitudes, the book almost makes as good of a case for discontinuing it, and if the Trumpster actually does pare it down as he has threatened, recall what occurred to President Kennedy when he laid off one-fifth of its personnel!
After reading this, if you haven't already, you might wish to read Thomas Perry's mystery book, Metzger's Dog, for a more satirical side of the agency.


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