The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror

Author(s): Garrett M. Graff

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The untold story of the FBI's secret battles in the war on terror - not just against foreign enemies, but also against the CIA.

THE THREAT MATRIX is the story of a small group of FBI agents and FBI Director Robert Mueller, who believed that they could confront a new generation of international terrorist groups like al Qaeda without sacrificing America's moral high ground. From the corridors of the Hoover Building to the cells of Gitmo and the mountains of Afghanistan, Yemen and Pakistan, Graff tells the true story of how a generation of FBI agents taught themselves to confront threats no one had ever seen before. THE THREAT MATRIX is also the story of the war within the war: the fierce battles between the FBI and CIA and Bush Administration, and within the Bureau itself. Spanning five decades and eight presidents, the product of unprecedented access and vast historical detective work, THE THREAT MATRIX is a landmark investigation that reads like a spy thriller.

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Graff... knows a great deal about the contemporary political issues he discusses... which bring a thoughtful clarity to his wide-ranging analysis, from the need for sweeping healthcare reform to the political issues of Twitter.com - Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly

Garrett Graff is the editor-in-chief of The Washingtonian. He is the author of The First Campaign: Globalization, the Web, and the Race for the White House (FSG, 2007) and the founding editor of the FishbowlDC.com, the first blog to cover the White House press briefings.

General Fields

  • : 9780316068604
  • : Little Brown & Company
  • : Grand Central Publishing
  • : 0.81
  • : January 2012
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United States
  • : March 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Garrett M. Graff
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 363.250973
  • : 688
  • : Integrated: 8, b/w photos