By Tim Weiner

All-powerful, very good, decisive, ruthlessly potent … this can be similar to the CIA as portrayed in numerous motion pictures and novels. it truly is unsuitable.

This surprising e-book, in response to hundreds of thousands of declassified files and interviews with brokers in any respect degrees, indicates the truth in the back of the glamorous fable: a blundering, chaotic and dangerously incompetent association, so useless it used to be nicknamed ‘Can’t determine something’ by way of Nato forces. In a narrative of botched coups, overlooked ambitions, misplaced operatives and deadly blunders, Tim Weiner indicates how the CIA now poses a chance not just to the protection of the united states, however the world.

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