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The Way of the Knife
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"The New York Times" "Superb...the best account yet." "Foreign Policy" "[An] indispensable CIA history." "The Hindu" (India): "[A] masterpiece." Dexter Filkins, author of The Forever War" "The story of how the CIA got back into the killing business is as chilling and dramatic as a spy novel--except it's true. Mark Mazzetti has laid out an extraordinary tale, tracking the spies as they track the terrorists. "The Way of the Knife "is as close as you'll ever get to the real thing." Jane Mayer, staff writer, The New Yorker"; author of The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals" ""The Way of the Knife "provides a stunning, inside account of the CIA's transformation after 9/11 from an intelligence agency into a global clandestine killing machine. Mazzetti, who is one of America's best national security reporters, has written a frightening, must-read book." Thomas E. Ricks, author of Fiasco" and The Generals" "The United States fought three wars after 9/11: Iraq, Afghanistan and the one in the shadows. This is an authoritative account of that that third war, conducted by the CIA and military Special Operators in Yemen, East Africa and, most of all, Pakistan. If you want to understand the world we live in, you need to read it." "The Week" "The definitive history of how the intelligence agency became something much more like a paramilitary wing--de-evolving, in a sense, back to the days when the agency's adventurism influenced foreign policy around the world. It's a fascinating expose of what information the U.S. was not collecting--and how an attempt to fill the gap fell through oversight mechanisms and complicated geopolitics in Pakistan." "San Francisco Chronicle" "A highly engaging account that should please the curious and experts alike. Mazzetti manages to give a fresh reading to such oft-told stories as the bureaucratic jousting a

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