See No Evil - The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism-logo

See No Evil - The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism

Robert Baer

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"Robert Baer was considered perhaps the best on-the-ground field officer in the Middle East." --Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker "Robert Baer [was] one of the most talented Middle East case officers of the past twenty years." -Reuel Marc Gerecht, The Atlantic Monthly In See No Evil, one of the CIA's top field officers of the past quarter century recounts his career running agents in the back alleys of the Middle East. In the process, Robert Baer paints a chilling picture of how terrorism works on the inside and provides compelling evidence about how Washington politics sabotaged the CIA's efforts to root out the world's deadliest terrorists. On the morning of September 11, 2001, the world witnessed the terrible result of that intelligence failure with the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In the wake of those attacks, Americans were left wondering how such an obviously long-term, globally coordinated plot could have escaped detection by the CIA and taken the nation by surprise. Robert Baer was not surprised. A twenty-one-year veteran of the CIA's Directorate of Operations who had left the agency in 1997, Baer observed firsthand how an increasingly bureaucratic CIA lost its way in the post-cold war world and refused to adequately acknowledge and neutralize the growing threat of Islamic fundamentalist terror in the Middle East and elsewhere. A throwback to the days when CIA operatives got results by getting their hands dirty and running covert operations, Baer spent his career chasing down leads on suspected terrorists in the world's most volatile hot spots. As he and his agents risked their lives gathering intelligence, he watched as the CIA reduced drastically its operations overseas, failed to put in place people who knew local languages and customs, and rewarded workers who knew how to play the political games of the agency's suburban Washington headquarters but not how to recruit agents on the ground. See No Evil is not only a candid memoir of the education and disillusionment of an intel

Language:

English

Length:

5h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:42