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The Art of Intelligence

Henry A. Crumpton

A legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert tells the spellbinding story of his high-risk, action-packed career while illustrating the growing importance of America's intelligence officers and their secret missionsFor a crucial period, Henry Crumpton led the CIA's global covert operations against America's terrorist enemies, including al Qaeda. In the days after 9/11, the CIA tasked Crumpton to organize and lead the Afghanistan campaign. With Crumpton's strategic initiative and bold leadership, from the battlefield to the Oval Office, U.S. and Afghan allies routed al Qaeda and the Taliban in less than ninety days after the Twin Towers fell. At the height of combat against the Taliban in late 2001, there were fewer than five hundred Americans on the ground in Afghanistan, a dynamic blend of CIA and Special Forces. The campaign changed the way America wages war. This book will change the way America views the CIA. The Art of Intelligence draws from the full arc of Crumpton's espionage and covert action exploits to explain what America's spies do and why their service is more valuable than ever. From his early years in Africa, where he recruited and ran sources, from loathsome criminals to heroic warriors; to his liaison assignment at the FBI, the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, the development of the UAV Predator program, and the Afghanistan war; to his later work running all CIA clandestine operations inside the United States, he employs enthralling storytelling to teach important lessons about national security, but also about duty, honor, and love of country. No book like The Art of Intelligence has ever been written-not with Crumpton's unique perspective, in a time when America faced such grave and uncertain risk. It is an epic, sure to be a classic in the annals of espionage and war.

A legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert tells the spellbinding story of his high-risk, action-packed career while illustrating the growing importance of America's intelligence officers and their secret missionsFor a crucial period, Henry Crumpton led the CIA's global covert operations against America's terrorist enemies, including al Qaeda. In the days after 9/11, the CIA tasked Crumpton to organize and lead the Afghanistan campaign. With Crumpton's strategic initiative and bold leadership, from the battlefield to the Oval Office, U.S. and Afghan allies routed al Qaeda and the Taliban in less than ninety days after the Twin Towers fell. At the height of combat against the Taliban in late 2001, there were fewer than five hundred Americans on the ground in Afghanistan, a dynamic blend of CIA and Special Forces. The campaign changed the way America wages war. This book will change the way America views the CIA. The Art of Intelligence draws from the full arc of Crumpton's espionage and covert action exploits to explain what America's spies do and why their service is more valuable than ever. From his early years in Africa, where he recruited and ran sources, from loathsome criminals to heroic warriors; to his liaison assignment at the FBI, the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, the development of the UAV Predator program, and the Afghanistan war; to his later work running all CIA clandestine operations inside the United States, he employs enthralling storytelling to teach important lessons about national security, but also about duty, honor, and love of country. No book like The Art of Intelligence has ever been written-not with Crumpton's unique perspective, in a time when America faced such grave and uncertain risk. It is an epic, sure to be a classic in the annals of espionage and war.
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A legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert tells the spellbinding story of his high-risk, action-packed career while illustrating the growing importance of America's intelligence officers and their secret missionsFor a crucial period, Henry Crumpton led the CIA's global covert operations against America's terrorist enemies, including al Qaeda. In the days after 9/11, the CIA tasked Crumpton to organize and lead the Afghanistan campaign. With Crumpton's strategic initiative and bold leadership, from the battlefield to the Oval Office, U.S. and Afghan allies routed al Qaeda and the Taliban in less than ninety days after the Twin Towers fell. At the height of combat against the Taliban in late 2001, there were fewer than five hundred Americans on the ground in Afghanistan, a dynamic blend of CIA and Special Forces. The campaign changed the way America wages war. This book will change the way America views the CIA. The Art of Intelligence draws from the full arc of Crumpton's espionage and covert action exploits to explain what America's spies do and why their service is more valuable than ever. From his early years in Africa, where he recruited and ran sources, from loathsome criminals to heroic warriors; to his liaison assignment at the FBI, the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, the development of the UAV Predator program, and the Afghanistan war; to his later work running all CIA clandestine operations inside the United States, he employs enthralling storytelling to teach important lessons about national security, but also about duty, honor, and love of country. No book like The Art of Intelligence has ever been written-not with Crumpton's unique perspective, in a time when America faced such grave and uncertain risk. It is an epic, sure to be a classic in the annals of espionage and war.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Colacci

Length:

12h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:57


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:18


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:45


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:52


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:12


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:24


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:44


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:14


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:56


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:03


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:34


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:17


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:06


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:37


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:46


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:11


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:36


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:54


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:05


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:41


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:11


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:10


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:15


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:23


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:18


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:44


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:45


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:47


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:15


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:10


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:37


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:12


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:37


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:10


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:00


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:48


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:43


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:10


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:57


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:07


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:37


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:42


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:05


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:03


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:30


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:10


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:08


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:11


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:13


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:58


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:59


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:32


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:08


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:35


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:09


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:35


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:05