By George Tenet
From Publishers Weekly Former CIA director guiding principle leaves the most vocal tasks for this audio within the able fingers of Conger (who additionally lately narrated *The Reagan Diaries*). but in studying either the short creation and lengthy-but hugely compelling-afterword, guiding principle demonstrates a command of the spoken note that makes one ask yourself why he didn't deal with his personal narration. although, the 2 males undertaking a suitable kind and tone, conveying deeply own emotion in the barriers of professionalism and decorum. guiding principle doesn't draw back from acknowledging his personal accountability in controversies related to terrorism and the Iraq struggle, yet he additionally takes numerous key political leaders to activity for scapegoating the intelligence neighborhood within the wake of unpopular coverage. The musical interludes initially and finish of every CD serve to take care of the cloak and dagger atmosphere. those that like to skim the outside of stories occasions might locate the size taxing, yet listeners able to movement past the headlines and right into a wider global of nuanced complexity can be greater than happy. Copyright © Reed enterprise details, a department of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Booklist guideline, former director of the CIA, has eventually added his long-anticipated booklet. It used to be speculated to offer history and perception into the occasions of September eleven in addition to the lead-up (and crumple) of the Iraq battle. yet so much readers will locate that Tenet's hodgepodge of proof tangled with homey anecdotes, excuses, and mea culpas will go away them as burdened as ever. Alternately providing himself because the folksy Greek American child from Queens and the high-charging energy dealer, guiding principle is happy with the various issues the CIA did correct below his cost, akin to disrupting terrorist assaults top as much as Sep 11 (while, in fact, lacking the massive one), and he writes feverishly approximately successes in Afghanistan and in other places through the making an attempt months in a while. The e-book is at its top portray simply how harmful, complicated, and laborious these days have been. Then comes the distraction from terrorism that was once Iraq, and in response to guideline, universal objective disappeared in Washington, and interagency struggle reigned. Cheney comes out taking a look undesirable, and Rice worse, yet a lot of the blame for the ill-preparedness is going to the marginally lower-level neocons: Wolfowitz, Libby, et al. As for the president, guideline likes him––a lot. yet in a telling few pages, Bush retains attempting to get neocon favourite Ahmed Chalabi off the payroll, and not anyone will pay somewhat realization to him. Turning those pages is like strolling via mirrors. Cooper, Ilene *Copyright © American Library organization. All rights reserved*
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By 2004, 138,000 people were applying for a little more than two thousand Agency jobs. This wasn’t just the result of increased interest in our business after 9/11—we also experienced a steep climb in résumés received throughout the late 1990s and in 2000 and 2001. Our corporate attrition rate was 4 percent, remarkably low for any major organization. A survey of nine thousand engineering and science students at eighty-six universities named the Agency the top government organization to work for and the fifth best employer overall—in front of companies like Pfizer, Disney, and Johnson & Johnson.
Khan), father of the Pakistani nuclear weapons program. Sultan Bashirrudan Mahmood, former director for nuclear power at Pakistan’s Atomic Energy Commission, and founder of Umma Tameer-e-Nau (UTN), an organization of Pakistani nuclear scientists supporting al-Qa’ida. Gen. Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan (1999–). FAMILY AND FRIENDS Stephanie Glakas-Tenet, my wife. John Michael Tenet, our son. Evangelia Tenet, my mother. John Tenet, my father. Bill Tenet, my brother. Tommy Glakas, my brother-in-law.
But shortly after he arrived at CIA, the Agency’s inspector general issued a report criticizing the professionalism of some CIA officers in Guatemala in the 1980s, and John disciplined some of those named. That got him off to a rough start with the workforce. And then things got worse. His downfall came when he told a reporter for the New York Times Magazine that he did not find many first-class intellects at the Agency. ” The Central Intelligence Agency is a very emotional place, and after that, John’s chances of winning hearts and minds there were pretty much shot.