From Publishers Weekly
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"...a compelling and devastating look at the attacks by power-hungry members of Congress on the FBI that were intended to discredit it for personal, political gain and how the placing of CIA personnel over FBI operations threatens to divert its mission from pursuing criminals and terrorists, from investigating wrong-doing by members of Congress, and from operating free of the temporary political objectives depending on who is in power. This is, in so many ways, an important expose and discussion of the present and future of the FBI." --Bookviews.Com, Alan Caruba, December, 2008
"In reading this book certain pieces of the political jigsaw puzzle started to make sense. Without doubt the most important political event in the past 50 years was the atrocity carried out on Sept 11. This created an almost ideal environment for our politicians to further their own needs. Much has been made of the need to secure our borders from further attack, however when you actually look at the actions taken in this direction, you discover that much of the work is subterfuge to reign in what Washington considers renegade groups like the FBI." --Blogger News Network, Simon Barrett, Sept. 2008
"Homeland Insecurity describes the FBI's wide-ranging tasks involving both domestic law enforcement and internal/external security and how the bureau's independent procedures have been weakened by political maneuvering during a time when the United States is in desperate need of stronger protective measures.
The authors describe past misconceptions about the FBI and the reasons that power-hungry politicians have long sought to lessen the bureau's capacity to investigate and enforce the law domestically. The addictiveness of power and money figure heavily into their reasoning as to why politicians have attempted to lessen the bureau's authority since practically Day 1 of its existence... I liked the fact that I came away from the book with exactly the knowledge and understanding that I'd hoped to gain from the reading. I think it's a book that Americans really need to read and discuss, simply because we're accustomed to being misled by corr --Foreword Magazine
"Turchie, a former FBI Deputy Assistant Director, and Puckett, an author and former Special Agent (Hunting the American Terrorist), bring their expertise to bear in a spirited defense of the bureau and a stinging attack on those who would limit its scope. Damning "the exercise of unfettered political power" in Washington that has constrained FBI operations, the authors charge politicians with being "literally addicted to the perks and pleasures of power," their only aim to protect themselves from exposure. Comparing Washington's political culture to the "royal courts of monarchies and the ancient Roman Senate," they specifically charge presidents Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush with "concealment, lying, and deception," and are particularly unsparing in their criticism of VP Dick Cheney. Truly fascinating insights crop up throughout, such as their discussion of Associate FBI Director Mark Felt, aka "Deep Throat," who was attempting to expose Hoover's successor L. Patrick Gray, a Nixon appointee with an important role in the Watergate cover up..." --A. Caruba Bookvues.com
"...With the precision of a surgeon and the markmanship of a sniper the authors peel away the wrapping surrounding some of our most famous leaders both past and present. What we find laying under the the public vaneer are some pretty ugly facts. Don't be fooled into thinking this is a partisan book whose timing is set to coincide with Novembers election. Turchie and Puckett have no political affiliations, in their eyes both Republicans and Democrats are equally guilty as charged..." --Simon Barrett, Blogger News Network --Simon Barrett Blogger News