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America's Secret War: Inside the Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between the United States and its Enemies

George Friedman

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Prose: non-fiction, Sociology & anthropology

The true story of covert operations during the War on Terror, written by the founder of one of the most respected private intelligence agencies in the world, dubbed the 'shadow CIA'

George Friedman's company, STRATFOR (Strategic Forecasting), has received incredible accolades for working ahead of the news media and being right on the pulse of political and military action as it unfolds across the globe. A private intelligence agency, it provides commercial organisations with the most up-to-date information about world events which they in turn use to assess their business options. This incredible book, written by the founder of STRATFOR himself, details the secret battles and shock operations that have been taking place beyond the reaches of conventional information networks. Drawing on a wide network of contacts in governments, intelligence agencies and military organisations throughout the world, AMERICA'S SECRET WAR will open readers' eyes to an astonishing world of covert operations that - praise it or fear it - is the nature of this US administration.

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Praise for America's Secret War: Inside the Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between the United States and its Enemies

  • [George Friedman] was on confidential terms with every head of state . . . this book goes over 9/11, its causes and consequences - SPECTATOR

  • Updated by afterwords since first appearing in 2004, the book is particularly fascinating on Iran, which it notes can thank Bush for removing both its neighbours from hell, the Taliban and Saddam. - GUARDIAN

  • This makes utterly compelling- and frequently scary reading. - OBSERVER

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George Friedman

George Friedman is the chairman and founder of Stratfor, a company that has, since its establishment in 1996, pioneered the field of private intelligence. He is the author of four books ranging from philosophy to warfare to intelligence.
Author Location: Texas, USA

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