The Art of Intelligence

Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service

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Publisher Description

A lively account . . . combines the derring-do of old-fashioned spycraft with thoughtful meditations on the future of warfare and intelligence work. It deserves to be read.The Washington Post

“Offer[s] an exceptionally deep glimpse into the CIA’s counterterrorism operations in the last decade of the twentieth century.” —Harper’s

A legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert tells the spellbinding story of his high-risk, action-packed career


Revelatory and groundbreaking, The Art of Intelligence will change the way people view the CIA, domestic and foreign intelligence, and international terrorism. Henry A. “Hank” Crumpton, a twenty-four-year veteran of the CIA’s Clandestine Service, offers a thrilling account that delivers profound lessons about what it means to serve as an honorable spy. From CIA recruiting missions in Africa to pioneering new programs like the UAV Predator, from running post–9/11 missions in Afghanistan to heading up all clandestine CIA operations in the United States, Crumpton chronicles his role—in the battlefield and in the Oval Office—in transforming the way America wages war and sheds light on issues of domestic espionage.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2012
May 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

EdoRoshi ,

How the sausage is made

This book gives a bird's eye view of the remarkable US destruction of Al Quaida in Afghanistan shortly after 9/11. The enduring lesson is the importance and astonishing range of skilled individuals mustered up for the mission. On the theoretical side, the book illustrates best practices for synthesis of intelligence and covert military action. In general, one comes away with the impression that the CIA works much better than one would expect from the generally shoddy press coverage it receives.

Bbbbcccb ,

Interesting look at the CIA

Good book with an interesting perspective that is rarely provided. I would love to see Hank's take on the Homeland intelligence mess we've gotten ourselves into.

Tpr2 ,

Rather Boring

Let me first began by saying I respect all they do at the cia. I wish I could be a cia agent. I know do to the sensitive work they they do they can't say much and that why I find this book boring.

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