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“This, very simply, is the most informative book ever written on the inside bureaucratic struggles and the outside operations of the National Security Agency. Matthew Aid is our reigning expert on the NSA.” ―Seymour M. Hersh, author of Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib
“NSA analysis now comprises as much as 60 percent of the president's daily intelligence briefing, and Aid provides a critical history of the agency that has the ear of the leader of the free world. A sprawling but revealing look at a powerful, shadowy agency of the American government.” ―Kirkus
Matthew M. Aid is a leading intelligence historian, expert on the National Security Agency, and regular commentator on intelligence matters for the New York Times, the Financial Times, the National Journal, the Associated Press, CBS News, NPR, and many other media outlets. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Although the CIA- "The Company" to its officers and employees- not unnaturally gets all the media attention, the NSA(National Security Agency- or "Never Say... Read morePublished 1 month ago by T. Washington
What an awesome history of our behind the scenes war to defend the interests of the United States of American. The author shows the good, the bad, and the ugly. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mervyn
a decent run-down of NSA's origins and evolution but not especially analytic and if you already know a little about the history of the place, this probably isn't your bookPublished 3 months ago by madmicah
Well research factual account of the NSA's history. Tendency to drill down too much and present facts that did not add to the story, but basically a good read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book wasn't exactly what I was expecting. I thought it would be more of a political treatise on the activities of the NSA, but it was almost more of an "agency... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Matt
I enjoyed learning about NSA but it became a bit too technical as far as naming who did what & why. I know there is a need to be accurate but I felt that there could have been more... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Synzeeza