Emanuel Stoakes and Ray Nowosielski examine for the first time this episode of America's secret history in full-detail, conveying the psychological imperative felt by NSA leadership, which was caught red-handed withholding actionable intelligence that could and should have saved nearly 3,000 lives, the unprecedented program embraced in secret under the direction of Vice President Dick Cheney to reclaim the agency’s place in history, and the successful cover-up undertaken to preserve power long enough to ensure the secret initiative they had begun would be embraced and protected.
The byzantine nature of the contemporary national security state and its push for less and less transparency and oversight can be clearly traced back to this formative episode. We have inherited the unchallenged legacy of this failure and continue to pay the price.
SubtitleHow the NSA Failed to Protect America from the 9/11 Attacks
AuthorBy Ray Nowosielski, By John Duffy
Published23 January 2018
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
About the author
Emanuel Stoakes is a journalist and producer who specializes in stories related to human rights. He has written for the Guardian, Foreign Policy, The Daily Beast, and Vice. He was an investigative producer for major documentaries produced by Al Jazeera English and Vice. He currently lives in Myanmar, where he is working on documentary with the BBC.