The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

Mark Mazzetti


A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s riveting account of the CIA’s transformation after Sept. 11 and the recent American method of war

The such a lot momentous swap in American war during the last decade has taken position within the corners of the realm the place huge armies can’t move. The CIA, initially created as a chilly warfare espionage carrier, is now greater than ever a paramilitary organisation ordered via the White condominium to kill off America’s enemies. In The manner of the Knife, Pulitzer Prize–winning New York instances reporter Mark Mazzetti recounts the untold tale of America’s shadow struggle, one who blurred the traces among infantrymen and spies and decreased the bar for waging struggle around the globe. This new approach—carried out through CIA operatives and targeted operations troops—has been embraced through Washington as a lower-risk and value potent replacement to the messy wars of career, yet as Mazzetti demonstrates during this revealing publication, the best way of the knife has created enemies simply because it has killed them.

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