Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World

Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World

A former top CIA executive captures the incredible pressure, bravery, and uncertainty of an agency pushed to the brink. When the towers fell on September 11, 2001, nowhere were the reverberations more powerfully felt than at Langley. Almost overnight, an intelligence organization converted itself into a weaponized warfighting machine, one that raised questions about how far A former top CIA executive captures the incredible pressure, bravery, and uncertainty of an agency pushed to the brin...

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Title:Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World
Author:Philip Mudd
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Genres:History
ISBN:1631491970
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World Reviews

  • Agatha Glowacki
    Aug 21, 2019
    Surprisingly thorough. A little too apologetic though ...
  • Carl Brookins
    Aug 09, 2019
    Here is an eye-opening, compelling inside narrative of our premiere intelligence agency during one of the most upsetting periods in the life of our nation. Remember that the Central Intelligence Agency was not very old when Al-Qaeda flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Penta...
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    Nov 30, 2019
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  • Trina
    Sep 07, 2019
    Kind of a slog. I started Black Site but didn?t stick with it... A pity because I like listening to Philip Mudd on CNN a lot. He?s got strong, snappy opinions & expresses them well. But not here. The CIA might?ve gone through its most difficult hour but the reader shouldn?t...
  • Susan
    Jan 22, 2020
    This is an excellent review of the role of the CIA before 9/11, during 9/11 and after in the war on terrorism. In particular, the author discusses the pressure this agency felt in preventing another attack on America soil coupled with how little everyone knew about the enemy, as well a...
  • Asim Qureshi
    Sep 25, 2019
    Still to this day, one of the most difficult moments in my working life came in April 2009. The Associated Press ran a story about a man named Gul Rahman who had been killed by the CIA at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan in 2003. 3 months prior to this story, I had been in Peshawar invest...
  • Stephen
    Aug 23, 2019
    A good review of the very specific topic of the CIA post 9-11. The trip down memory lane to the way we were thinking back then, and Obama?s turn against the actors who did exactly what a lot of people wanted them to do was interesting to read, if tough. ...
  • Jimmy Cloutier
    Nov 30, 2019
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    Sep 03, 2019
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  • rfmacalino
    Dec 31, 2019
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  • Michael
    Jul 15, 2019
    I received this book through a Good Reads ?First Reads? giveaway. Black Site, authored by the former Deputy Director of the CIA?s Counterterrorism Center, Philip Mudd, is an examination of the development and implementation of ?the Program,? the CIA?s system of secret deten...
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    Jan 11, 2020
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  • Dewayne Stephens
    Oct 12, 2019
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  • Gene Turchin
    Jan 16, 2020
    Phillip Mudd is an MSNBC and CNN contributor on all topics related to terrorism and security. He has the bona fides to speak knowledgeably on the subject as he was the deputy Director of the CIA?s Counterterrorist Center. Black Site addresses the events that lead to the creat...
  • Travis Lindeman
    Jan 08, 2020
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  • Łukasz
    Sep 25, 2019
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  • Mary
    Jan 19, 2020
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  • Roberta Havel
    Oct 23, 2019
    Even though it may have been necessary, the number of anonymous sources made the book difficult to read. I only read about half of it, but felt I learned a lot about the post 9-11 CIA. ...
  • Viral
    Nov 11, 2019
    A short, disappointing read. I had hoped this book would be mea culpa of sorts, a reckoning of the deep crimes committed by the CIA over the last two decades amidst the gross human rights violation the U.S. calls the "War on Terror". Instead, what we get is a grand apologia, a relen...
  • Davis. Zulu
    Jun 28, 2019
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  • James McGlynn
    Nov 29, 2019
    Excellent story of the CIA's interrogation of Al Qaeda. ...
  • Brian
    Nov 03, 2019
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  • Thomas W
    Dec 29, 2019
    Mudd was a CIA agent so he instinctively justifies torture of captured terrorists and lionizes spy agency administrators. He does not address the widely circulated countervailing perspective that torture did not yield much good information, which significantly weakens the book. He ment...
  • Michael
    Aug 18, 2019
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  • Dylan Ooton
    Sep 10, 2019
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  • Andrew Bell
    Nov 03, 2019
    Excellent overview of system that shows government is never prepared for something new so they just muddle through... Although author's conclusion is that the program prevented another 9/11, I did not see the proof. Never got to or mentioned the actual acts that were prevented. Validat...
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    Aug 18, 2019
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  • Hazel Meehan
    Oct 03, 2019
    I found the book to be thorough, but more biased in favor of the CIA that I had hoped. It did a good job of giving a complete summary of events, as well as insight into the chains of decisions and circumstances that lead to those decisions. However, I found the analysis of the ethi...
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    Jan 14, 2020
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  • Jill
    Jan 04, 2020
    By the looks of it, sounded like it would be a very sexy book about CIA ops after 9/11 and how 9/11 changed interrogation forever. It was more of a backwards looking justification (a very defensive one) of the CIA's actions during the period right after 9/11. It was almost whiny in the...