Tag: Tim Weiner

Dismantling the Empire: America’s Last Best Hope

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The essential theme of the book is that the U.S. must dismantle its empire or face a future of poverty and strife within a divided nation. As these essays were written over a period of five years, there is some

LEGACY OF ASHES. The History of the CIA

LEGACY OF ASHES

“We went all over the world and we did what we wanted,” said Al Ulmer, the C.I.A.’s Far East division chief in the 1950s. “God, we had fun.” But even their successes turned out to be failures. In 1963, the

Kim Jong Il’s Death Takes CIA By Surprise

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Kim Jong Il's death exposed — once again — the alarming deficiencies of the spider web of U.S. intelligence agencies. We should know from 9/11 that what we don't know can kill us. 'What use are they?" Richard Nixon once