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The Way of the Knife
Author: Mark Mazzetti

Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143420811
Pages: 392
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Provides a stunning, inside account of the CIA’s transformation after 9/11 from an intelligence agency into a global clandestine killing machine.’ —Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side

The Way of the Knife is the untold story of how the USA has been waging a new kind of war across the world against Islamic extremism. It is a shadow war that is spreading from Pakistan and Afghanistan into Yemen and Africa, where the next phase of battle has begun. The CIA today has become, more than ever, a paramilitary agency, ordered by the White House to kill off its enemies. It is increasingly using private security firms and drones to conduct proxy killings and Pakistan is the most prominent

In The Way of the Knife, Mark Mazzetti tells this incredible story tracking an astonishing cast of characters. Here are ISI chiefs deadlocked against CIA officers Islamic terrorists playing double games and bitter rivalries between the CIA, the Pentagon and the White House. Superbly reported and rivetingly told, The Way of the Knife is an absolute revelation.