Tag Archive | Government

James Donaldson’s Book Review – No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, The NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald

This was a fascinating look into the world of national surveillance programs, most pointedly at the NSA, in which Edward Snowden played a huge part in exposing for the American population in the world to see. No matter what your political affiliations, or what you feel about Edward Snowden (American traitor vs American hero), this […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road To 9/11 by Lawrence Wright

          http://www.audible.com/search/ref=a_newreleas_tseft?advsearchKeywords=the+looming+tower&filterby=field-keywords&x=0&y=0&sprefixRefmarker=nb_sb_ss_i_0_11&sprefix=the+looming A fascinating look at life in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule. The CIA was fully aware of the plot for 9/11, approximately 18 months before it actually took place.  But since they failed to divulge the top-secret information to the FBI, and other government authorities, the United States suffered […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner

http://www.audible.com/pd/History/Legacy-of-Ashes-Audiobook/B002V8MA7A This book offers a great look not only at the inside, but the history of the CIA. It’s interesting to take a look and to hear the stories, but also to realize that the same thing that ravages other industries and organizations (lack of information, overconfidence, unwillingness to change, etc.) plagued the CIA as […]