Your Government Failed You: Breaking the Cycle of National Security Disasters by Richard A. ClarkeYour Government Failed You: Breaking the Cycle of National Security Disasters by Richard A. Clarke

Your Government Failed You: Breaking the Cycle of National Security Disasters

byRichard A. Clarke

Paperback | June 30, 2009

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Richard Clarke's dramatic statement to the grieving families during the 9/11 Commission hearings touched a raw nerve across America. Not only had our government failed to prevent the 2001 terrorist attacks but it has proven itself, time and again, incapable of handling the majority of our most crucial national-security issues, from Iraq to Katrina and beyond. This is not just a temporary failure of any one administration, Mr. Clarke insists, but rather an endemic problem, the result of a pattern of incompetence that must be understood, confronted, and prevented.

In Your Government Failed You, Clarke goes far beyond terrorism to examine the inexcusable chain of recurring U.S. government disasters and strategic blunders in recent years. Drawing on his thirty years in the White House, Pentagon, State Department, and intelligence community, Clarke gives us a privileged, if gravely troubling, look into the debacle of government policies, discovering patterns in the failures and offering ways to halt the catastrophic cycle once and for all.

About The Author

Richard A. Clarke has served in the White House for President Reagan, for both presidents Bush, and for President Clinton, who appointed him as National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counterterrorism. He teaches at Harvard Kennedy School, consults for ABC News, and is chairman of Good Harbor Consulting.

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Title:Your Government Failed You: Breaking the Cycle of National Security DisastersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:June 30, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061474630

ISBN - 13:9780061474637

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