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Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence Hardcover – May 22, 2018
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About the Author
James Clapper served as the fourth United States Director of National Intelligence--the United States' top intelligence officer and President Obama's senior intelligence advisor--from 2010 until 2017. Beginning his career as an enlisted Marine Corps reservist in 1961, Clapper eventually became a three-star Air Force lieutenant general and director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, retiring from uniformed service in 1995. In 2001 he returned to service, becoming the first civilian director of the National Imaging and Mapping Agency just three days after 9/11. In 2007 he was appointed the Pentagon's top intelligence official, serving as an appointee for both the Bush and Obama administrations before President Obama appointed him as DNI.
Trey Brown is a 1997 graduate of the US Naval Academy who started his career as a helicopter pilot and was twice deployed to the Persian Gulf before returning to teach at his alma mater. After serving as a US Navy spokesman from the Pentagon, he joined the Office of the DNI, where he began writing speeches in 2011. He has written hundreds of speeches, eight which were published in the world's top speechwriting journal, Vital Speeches of the Day, and was James Clapper's speechwriter for his final three years as DNI. Clapper's speech to Morehouse College, "Why Black Lives Matter to US Intelligence" received the grand prize of the 2017 international Cicero speechwriting award.
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It is a well laid out, and thoughtfully considered plan of attack to capture the reader interest at first sight... And don't let it go..
Unlike Clapper's other colleagues' and Statesmens' Literary endeavours in contrast to his political realms.. This modest man Is A gifted writer, speaker and a true American Made Patriot .
We all have "Lessons Learned". Thank You Jim, For your time and consideration. And, We are grateful for your dedicated service.
Thanks to General Clapper for writing this “must read”
I would recommend it to anyone.
The last part of the book, dealing with the Russians' interference with the 2016 election and President Trump, will provide red meat to the Left, but it also gives all of us a frightening look into how military, economic, and political espionage and sabotage have proliferated exponentially over the last decade. North Korea cost Sony hundreds of millions of dollars at essentially no cost. Our Office of Personnel Management files of highly sensitive information was stolen by China without leaving their shores. Our presidential election was influenced by desk-bound workers in St. Petersburg. Millions of machine-generated Internet postings have convinced many Americans that there are no such things as objective facts.
This book is truly a valuable contribution to the world of thought.