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Richard A. Clarke began his career in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 1973. He was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence in the Reagan Administration. The Senate confirmed him as Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs in the George H.W. Bush Administration. He served in the White House for both presidents Bush and for President Clinton, who appointed him as National Coordinator for Security and Counter-Terrorism. He now teaches a Harvards Kennedy School, consults for ABC News, and is Chairman of Good Harbor Consulting.
The author provides authoritative insight into the operation of the White House under several presidents with each one failing to perceive or take the correct action to prevent... Read morePublished 2 months ago by George Banas
Rarely do I rate a book this high, but the information Clarke provides should be required reading in high school civics courses and in collegiate management courses. Read morePublished 3 months ago by James Miklasevich
Liked certain chapters more than others, the first one was slow and hot headed, but the following were full of facts and insight to the Hill and its influence in the real battles... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jessica Hafey
Very informative and well written. The more I read, the more disgusted I become with Republicans.Published 10 months ago by Phyllis McKee
If you think of history as a road map that helps you see where you're going by showing you how you got where you're at this is a book you must read. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Climber3000
A highly credible account of the events leading up to and following 9-11 by the "at-the- time," National Security Advisor. Read morePublished on July 26, 2013 by Gary K. Woods
Great book from the only person who came off as competent and honest in the post 9/11 investigation in W's administration. Gov't is not the problem. Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by David
Good points presented in this book and it shows just how much our government needs to do.
I would recommend this book as reference material.