Top Secret America: The Rise Of The New American Security State by Dana PriestTop Secret America: The Rise Of The New American Security State by Dana Priest

Top Secret America: The Rise Of The New American Security State

byDana Priest, William M. Arkin

Paperback | September 11, 2012

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After 9/11, the United States government embarked on an unprecedented effort to protect America. The result has been calamitous: after ten years of unparalleled spending and growth, the result is that a system put in place to keep America safe may in fact be putting us in even greater danger-but we don't know because it's all Top Secret.

In TOP SECRET AMERICA, award-winning journalists Dana Priest and William M. Arkin lift the curtain on this clandestine universe. From the companies and agencies keeping track of American citizens and the military commanders building America's first "top secret city" to a hidden army within the U.S. military more secret than the CIA, this new national security octopus has become a self-sustaining "Fourth Branch" of government. A tour de force of investigative journalism, TOP SECRET AMERICA presents a fascinating and disturbing account of government run amok and a war on terrorism gone wrong in a post-9/11.
Dana Priest is an investigative reporter forThe Washington Post. She has won numerous awards, including the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for public service for "The Other Walter Reed" and the 2006 Pulitzer for beat reporting for her work on CIA secret prisons and counterterrorism operations overseas. She is the author ofThe Mission: Waging War ...
Title:Top Secret America: The Rise Of The New American Security StateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:September 11, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316182206

ISBN - 13:9780316182201


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Informative but too political Dana Priest seems to revel in uncovering how the US intelligence services operate, what they do and being critical of the entire reasoning for what she calls "Top Secret America." Were it not for the left wing media elite political bias of her book I would've given it more stars. An interesting read but one written with a political not educational purpose.
Date published: 2017-01-25

Editorial Reviews

"Despite the sobering subject matter, Top Secret America makes for lively reading....[and is] full of the authors' remarkable insights, anecdotes and encounters."-Stephen Aftergood, The Secrecy Blog of the Federation of American Scientists