The Fight A Secret Service Agent's Inside Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-01-12
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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The New York Times bestseller!

"The Fight shines a much needed light on the troubling games DC politicians and insiders play with the American people." -Sean Hannity

"The Fight is a lesson plan for fighting back against the Washington DC political machine." - Mark Levin

In The Fight, Dan Bongino picks up the story where his New York Times bestselling book Life Inside the Bubble ends, tackling current political and security issues and offering new solutions. From Hillary's emails to the security failings at the White House (including the drone crash and the fence jumper); from Charlie Hebdo to Bowe Bergdahl--the author examines how our current administration has allowed our security efforts to lapse both at home and abroad. He also offers solutions to the growing terrorist threat and how we can protect American citizens while also deconstructing what's wrong with our political process and what his experience running for office has taught him.

As a former member of the elite Presidential Protection Division who served three Presidents, Bongino is uniquely qualified to provide a view from behind the curtain to warn readers about the political system that is failing them, and the security future that won't protect them. The majority of Americans only come into contact with security when they fly or enter their workplace. They are rarely able to become acquainted with the politicians they know from robo-calls and TV ads. Bongino has experienced the inner-workings of the national security apparatus and the failed political theater that we all feel but rarely understand. Using a mix of current events, an insider's analysis, and tales from his time protecting the president, he shows where clear and foreseeable leadership failures from our current administration led to grave consequences. From a broken political process to a president who consistently misreads the American people, he shows us where America has gone wrong and how we can fight back.

Author Biography

DAN BONGINO served in the Secret Service during the administrations of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. In 2011, he ran for the Senate and finished second. He ran for Congress in 2014 and lost by one point. He hosts a radio show on WMAL, and guest hosts on the Sean Hannity and the Mark Levin radio shows. He provides commentary for CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NBC, and others. His first book, Life Inside the Bubble, was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Florida.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Author’s Note ix
Introduction: There Are No Silver Medals in Politics 1
1. The White House Fence Jumper 9
2. What Bureaucrats Can Learn from the Secret Service Security Model 27
3. The IRS Scandal— Have We Reached a Turning Point? 39
4. Hitting the Emergency Brake on Out- of- Control Government 49
5. The White House Drone Crash and the Coming Privacy Nightmare 61
6. Istanbul, Bowe Bergdahl, and the Unforgivable Sin 69
7. The Future of Policing 89
8. The Bureaucrats Are Far More Dangerous Than the Gun Carriers 97
9. Charlie Hebdo, Paris Terror, and Presidential Leadership 115
10. The “Establishment” Versus the “Grassroots” 123
11. It’s All About the Money, but Not for Long 137
12. Media Bias: Fighting Back 151
13. Everyone Wants to Be the President and Here’s Why 163
14. Your Vote Matters, but Not for the Reasons You May Think 169
15. It’s Not Just the Lobbyists Destroying the Political Process 177
16. Why Blue States Matter 185
17. Can the Current Two- Party System Save Us? 193
18. Are There Any Good Guys Left? Here’s the Bad News 201
19. Hillary’s E- mails, Sebelius’ Politicking, and Clapper’s Lies 205
20. America Needs to “Get Big” 213
Index 217

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