• Title: Homeland Insecurity: How National Security Has Been Compromised For the Sake of Political Advantage
  • Author: Terry Turchie Kathleen M. Puckett
  • ISBN: 9781933909332
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Homeland Insecurity How National Security Has Been Compromised For the Sake of Political Advantage Many of the same people who inhabited the political jungles of Washington D C during Watergate are still in power today In their constant jockeying for political power and influence on public opinion
    Many of the same people who inhabited the political jungles of Washington, D.C during Watergate are still in power today In their constant jockeying for political power and influence on public opinion, they foster the same ill will and distrust of the FBI they have for 30 years Their political persecution has not improved the FBI s performance or insured that AmericansMany of the same people who inhabited the political jungles of Washington, D.C during Watergate are still in power today In their constant jockeying for political power and influence on public opinion, they foster the same ill will and distrust of the FBI they have for 30 years Their political persecution has not improved the FBI s performance or insured that Americans are safer today within our borders than we were before the attacks of 9 11 In fact, current partisan political control of the FBI, as well as the public hammering of the Bureau by politicians using the media to broadcast their agendas, has resulted in a disheartening and dangerous paralysis of operations in the Field In an effort to gratify the White House and Congress, the Bureau has rushed to implement ill advised and hasty changes in its own structure and the way it does its work In Homeland Insecurity, authors Terry D Turchie and Kathleen M Puckett name politicians from both parties who are responsible for undermining the ability of the FBI to protect Americans from both domestic and international terrorism They warn readers that purely partisan assaults on the FBI, if unchecked, will destroy the last impartial defender of United States law and the rights of individual citizens in the current terror war.

    One Reply to “Homeland Insecurity: How National Security Has Been Compromised For the Sake of Political Advantage”

    1. Homeland Insecurity: How Washington Politicians Have Made America Less Safe (Hardcover) I previously read Hunting the American Terrorist by Terry Turchie and Kathleen Puckett and was very impressed with their complimentary writing style and the presentation of their hunt for UNABOMer Ted Kazinski.I bought "Homeland Insecurity, How Washington Politicians Have Made America Less Safe" at the same time and added it to my list of readings. Unfortunately I waited four months before I pulled it off the [...]

    2. Written by former FBI agents, this work sets forth the idea that the FBI and the war on terrorism have been hampered by Washington politicians from Nixon through the second Bush ignoring excesses of authority by the FBI under Hoover. The authors argue that the FBI should be responsible for intelligence dealing with terrorism throughout the world and any limit on that would endanger the security of the USA. At least that's what I got out of it. Both sides of the issue need to be taken with a grai [...]

    3. This book looked interesting when I was shopping at the book store, and it was. Mostly about the FBI, and how politicians, of both parties, or literally 'addicted to power'. It read a lot like a long series of newspaper articles, covering everything from Watergate to 9/11 and the war on terror. Interesting.

    4. I'm the co-author of this book, and I give it five stars! :-) Please note: the subtitle is an earlier version; title was published as "Homeland Insecurity: How Washington Politicians Have Made America Less Safe."

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