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At the Center of the Storm

George Tenet

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In the whirlwind of accusations and recriminations that emerged in the wake of 9/11 and the Iraq war, one man's vital testimony has been conspicuously absent. Candid and gripping, At the Center of the Storm recounts George Tenet's time at the Central Intelligence Agency, a revealing look at the inner workings of the most important intelligence organization in the world during the most challenging times in recent history. With unparalleled access to both the highest echelons of government and raw intelligence from the field, Tenet illuminates the CIA's painstaking attempts to prepare the country against new and deadly threats, disentangles the interlocking events that led to 9/11, and offers explosive new information on the deliberations and strategies that culminated in the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Beginning with his appointment as Director of Central Intelligence in 1997, Tenet unfolds the momentous events that led to 9/11 as he saw and experienced them: his declaration of war on al-Qa'ida; the CIA's covert operations inside Afghanistan; the worldwide operational plan to fight terrorists; his warnings of imminent attacks against American interests to White House officials in the summer of 2001; and the plan for a coordinated and devastating counterattack against al-Qa'ida laid down just six days after the attacks. Tenet's compelling narrative then turns to the war in Iraq as he provides dramatic insight and background on the run-up to the invasion, including a firsthand account of the fallout from the inclusion of "sixteen words" in the president's 2003 State of the Union address, which claimed that Saddam Hussein had sought to purchase uranium from Africa; the true context of Tenet's own now-famous "slam dunk" comment regarding Saddam's WMD program; and the CIA's critical role in an administration predisposed to take the country to war. In doing so, he sets the record straight about CIA operations and shows readers that the truth is more complex than suggested in other versions of recent history offered thus fa

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eric Conger

Length:

12h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:25


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

10:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

10:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:54


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:45


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

10:15


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

12:21


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

10:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:25


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:36


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:03


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:36


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:49


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

10:06


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

10:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:05


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:18


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:51


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:22


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:00


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:40


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

11:01


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

10:13


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:17


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:39