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The way of the knife : the CIA, a secret army, and a war at the ends of the Earth

by Mazzetti, Mark.

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An account of the transformation of the CIA and America's special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines in the world's dark spaces: the new American way of war. Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • The war beyond
  • Permission to kill
  • A marriage among spies
  • Cloak-and-dagger men
  • Rumsfeld's spies
  • The angry bird
  • A true Pashtun
  • Convergence
  • A war by proxy
  • The base
  • Games without frontiers
  • The old man's return
  • The scalpel's edge
  • The scramble for Africa
  • The unraveling
  • The doctor and the sheikh
  • Fire from the sky
  • A spy in leisure world.