The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-25
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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An explosive look at the domestic agencies charged with spying on all of us. Given recent terrorist events in the U.S., this timely book draws on access to political and operational insiders to create a brilliant exposť of why and how the American government spies on citizens. Born in the wake of the 1983 massacre of 241 Marines in Beirut, the plan by Ronald Reagan's national security advisor, John Poindexter, to coordinate intelligence on terrorists has claimed billions of government dollars. Despite the cost, it has failed in its mission to identify new threats. But as Harris shows, it has provided the government with a tool for spying on Americans that has ushered in an age of constitutionally questionable intrusion into the lives of every citizen.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Prologuep. 9
First Strikep. 15
Knowledge is Powerp. 27
And He Shall Purifyp. 36
Unodirp. 50
A Constant Tensionp. 71
The Genoa Projectp. 81
The Next Generationp. 95
The China Experimentp. 104
Able Dangerp. 115
"You Guys Will Go to Jail"p. 129
Echop. 139
A New Manhattan Projectp. 144
The Bagp. 155
All Hands on Deckp. 172
Call to Armsp. 184
Feed the Bagp. 199
Ships Passing in the Nightp. 210
Full Steam Aheadp. 214
The Unravelingp. 230
Going Blackp. 236
Basketballp. 251
Resurrectionp. 254
The Breakthroughp. 264
Exposedp. 271
Reasonable Beliefsp. 282
Betrayalp. 290
Bojinka IIp. 302
Inherit the Windsp. 315
Ascensionp. 322
Renegadep. 344
Epiloguep. 357
Afterwordp. 367
Acknowledgmentsp. 373
Notesp. 375
Indexp. 409
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