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The dark side : the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals

Jane. Mayer


Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (HV 6432 .M383 2008 )()

  • Title:
    The dark side : the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals
  • Author: Jane. Mayer
  • Description: Panic -- Blame -- The warning -- Men of zeal -- Detainee 001 -- Outsourcing torture -- Inside the black sites -- The experiment -- The memo -- A deadly interrogation -- Blowback -- Cover-up.
    In the days immediately following September 11th, the most powerful people in the country were panic-stricken. Radical decisions about how to combat terrorists and strengthen national security were made in a state of chaos and fear, but the key players, Vice President Cheney and his powerful, secretive adviser David Addington, used the crisis to further a long-held agenda to enhance presidential powers to a degree never known in U.S. history, and obliterate Constitutional protections that define the very essence of the American experiment. This is a dramatic account of how the United States made terrible decisions in the pursuit of terrorists around the world--decisions that not only violated the Constitution, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. Whatever the short-term gains, there were incalculable losses in terms of moral standing, our country's place in the world, and its sense of itself.--From publisher description.
  • Local Note: acq2009crj
  • Publication Date: c2008
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday
  • Format: 392 p., [8] p. of plates : ill ; 25 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 0385526393;ISBN 9780385526395
  • Subjects: War on Terrorism, 2001-2009; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Influence; Military interrogation -- United States; War and emergency powers -- United States; United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009; United States -- History -- 21st century
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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