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The shadow factory : the ultra-secret NSA from 9/11 to the eavesdropping on America

Title
The shadow factory : the ultra-secret NSA from 9/11 to the eavesdropping on America / James Bamford.
ISBN
0385521324
Edition
First edition.
Published
New York : Doubleday, c2008.
Physical Description
ix, 395 pages ; 25 cm.
Summary
Journalist Bamford exposed the existence of the top-secret National Security Agency in The Puzzle Palace and continued to probe into its workings in his follow-up Body of Secrets. Now Bamford discloses inside, often shocking information about the transformation of the NSA in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 2001. He shows how the NSA's failure to detect the presence of two of the 9/11 hijackers inside the United States led the NSA to abandon its long-held policy of spying only on enemies outside the country. Instead, after 9/11 it turned its almost limitless ability to listen in on friend and foe alike over to the Bush Administration to use as a weapon in the war on terror. Bamford details how the agency has conducted domestic surveillance without court approval, and he frames it in the context of the NSA's ongoing hunt for information about today's elusive enemies.--From publisher description.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 21, 2008
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
ATTACK: Sanaa
Intercept
San Diego
Deaf
Mesa
Thinthread
Totowa
Chatter
Cambrils
Warning
Fort Lee
Discovery
Laurel
Surprise
Pentagon
TARGETS: Opportunity
Hunters
FISA
Mission
Highlander
Assassination
War
COOPERATION: Shamrock
Qwest
Cables
Splitter
Industry
Transit
Partners
Wiretappers
Technotyranny
Miners
DISCOVERY: Fractures
Emergency
Exposure
Extremis
Immunity
FUTURE: Exabytes
Trailblazer
Turbulence
Abyss.
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