The Deep State

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ISBN: 9780698186927
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Number of pages: 320
Author: Mike Lofgren
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Deep State in PDF and EPUB The New York Times bestselling author of The Party Is Over delivers a no-holds-barred exposé of who really wields power in Washington Every Four years, tempers are tested and marriages fray as Americans head to the polls to cast their votes. But does anyone really care what we think? Has our vaunted political system become one big, expensive, painfully scriped reality TV show? In this cringe-inducing expose of the sins and excesses of Beltwayland, a longtime Republican party insider argues that we have become an oligarchy in form if not in name. Hooked on war, genuflecting to big donors, in thrall to discredited economic theories and utterly bereft of a moral compass, America’s governing classes are selling their souls to entrenched interest while our bridges collapse, wages, stagnate, and our water is increasingly undrinkable. Drawing on sinsights gleaned over three decades on Capitol Hill, much of it on the Budget Committee, Lofgren paints a gripping portrait of the dismal swamp on the Potomac and the revolution it will take to reclaim our government and set us back on course. From the Hardcover edition.


The American Deep State

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ISBN: 9781538100257
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Number of pages: 354
Author: Peter Dale Scott
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online The American Deep State in PDF and EPUB Now in a new edition updated through the unprecedented 2016 election, this timely book makes a compelling case for a hidden deep state of intelligence agencies, private companies, and billionaires that influence and often oppose U.S. policies.


The Plot to Scapegoat Russia

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ISBN: 9781510730335
Release Date: 2017-06-06
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Author: Dan Kovalik
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

Download and read online The Plot to Scapegoat Russia in PDF and EPUB An in-depth look at the decades-long effort to escalate hostilities with Russia and what it portends for the future. Since 1945, the US has justified numerous wars, interventions, and military build-ups based on the pretext of the Russian Red Menace, even after the Soviet Union collapsed at the end of 1991 and Russia stopped being Red. In fact, the two biggest post-war American conflicts, the Korean and Vietnam wars, were not, as has been frequently claimed, about stopping Soviet aggression or even influence, but about maintaining old colonial relationships. Similarly, many lesser interventions and conflicts, such as those in Latin America, were also based upon an alleged Soviet threat, which was greatly overblown or nonexistent. And now the specter of a Russian Menace has been raised again in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. The Plot to Scapegoat Russia examines the recent proliferation of stories, usually sourced from American state actors, blaming and manipulating the threat of Russia, and the long history of which this episode is but the latest chapter. It will show readers two key things: (1) the ways in which the United States has needlessly provoked Russia, especially after the collapse of the USSR, thereby squandering hopes for peace and cooperation; and (2) how Americans have lost out from this missed opportunity, and from decades of conflicts based upon false premises. These revelations, amongst other, make The Plot to Scapegoat Russia one of the timeliest reads of 2017.


From Deep State to Islamic State

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ISBN: 9780190264062
Release Date: 2015
Number of pages: 311
Author: Jean-Pierre Filiu
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online From Deep State to Islamic State in PDF and EPUB In his disturbing and timely book Jean-Pierre Filiu lays bare the strategies and tactics employed by the Middle Eastern autocracies, above all those of Syria, Egypt, Yemen and Algeria, that set out to crush the democratic uprisings of the 'Arab Revolution.' In pursuit of these goals they turned to the intelligence agencies and internal security arms of the 'deep state,' the armed forces, and to street gangs such as the Shabiha to enforce their will. Alongside physical intimidation, imprisonment and murder, Arab counter-revolutionaries discredited and split their opponents by boosting Salafi-Jihadi groups such as Islamic State. They also released from prison hardline Islamists and secretly armed and funded them. The full potential of the Arab counter-revolution surprised most observers, who thought they had seen it all from the Arab despots: their perversity, their brutality, their voracity. But the wider world underestimated their ferocious readiness literally to burn down their countries in order to cling to absolute power. Bashar al-Assad clambered to the top of this murderous class of tyrants, driving nearly half of the Syrian population in to exile and executing tens of thousands of his opponents. He has set a grisly precedent, one that other Arab autocrats are sure to follow in their pursuit of absolute power.


Deep State

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ISBN: 9781118235737
Release Date: 2013-02-14
Number of pages: 336
Author: Marc Ambinder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Deep State in PDF and EPUB There is a hidden country within the United States. It was formed from the astonishing number of secrets held by the government and the growing ranks of secret-keepers given charge over them. The government secrecy industry speaks in a private language of codes and acronyms, and follows an arcane set of rules and customs designed to perpetuate itself, repel penetration, and deflect oversight. It justifies itself with the assertion that the American values worth preserving are often best sustained by subterfuge and deception. There are indications that this deep state is crumbling. Necessary secrets are often impossible to keep, while frivolous secrets are kept forever. The entire system has fallen prey to political manipulation, with leaks carefully timed to advance agendas, and over-classification given to indefensible government activities. Deep State, written by two of the country's most respected national security journalists, disassembles the secrecy apparatus of the United States and examines real-world trends that ought to trouble everyone from the most aggressive hawk to the fiercest civil libertarian. The book: - Provides the fullest account to date of the National Security Agency’s controversial surveillance program first spun up in the dark days after 9/11. - Examines President Obama's attempt to reconcile his instincts as a liberal with the realities of executive power, and his use of the state secrets doctrine. - Exposes how the public’s ubiquitous access to information has been the secrecy industry's toughest opponent to date, and provides a full account of how WikiLeaks and other “sunlight” organizations are changing the government's approach to handling sensitive information, for better and worse. - Explains how the increased exposure of secrets affects everything from Congressional budgets to Area 51, from SEAL Team Six and Delta Force to the FBI, CIA, and NSA. - Assesses whether the formal and informal mechanisms put in place to protect citizens from abuses by the American deep state work, and how they might be reformed. Deep State is based on the authors' insatiable curiosity for the ground truth and layered on a foundation of original and historical research as well as unprecedented access to lawmakers, intelligence agency heads, White House officials, and secret program managers. It draws on thousands of recently declassified documents and candid interviews with more than 100 military, industry, and government officials. By the bestselling authors of The Command: Deep Inside the President's Secret Army: Marc Ambinder, editor at large at The Week, contributing editor at GQ and the Atlantic, who has covered Washington for CBS News and ABC News; and D.B. Grady, a correspondent for the Atlantic, national security columnist for The Week, and former U.S. Army paratrooper and Afghanistan veteran.



The Turkish Deep State

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ISBN: 9781317668800
Release Date: 2015-02-11
Number of pages: 250
Author: Mehtap Söyler
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Turkish Deep State in PDF and EPUB The deep state ranks among the most critical issues in Turkish politics. This book traces its origins and offers an explanation of the emergence and trajectory of the deep state; the meaning and function of informal and authoritarian institutions in the formal security sector of a democratic regime; the involvement of the state in organized crime; armed conflict; corruption; and massive human rights violations. This book applies an innovative methodological approach to concept formation and offers a mid-range theory of deep state that sheds light on the reciprocal relationship between the state and political regimes and elaborates on the conditions for the consolidation of democracy. It traces the path-dependent emergence and trajectory of the deep state from the Ottoman Empire to the current Turkish Republic and its impact on state-society relations. It reads state formation, consolidation, and breakdown from the perspective of this most resilient phenomenon of Turkish politics. The analysis also situates recent developments regarding AKP governments, including the EU accession process, civil-military relations, coup trials, the Kurdish question, and the Gülen Movement in their context within the deep state. Moreover, this case-study offers an analytical framework for cross-regional comparative analysis of the deep states. Addressing the lacuna in academic scholarship on the deep state phenomenon in Turkey, this book is essential reading for students and scholars with an interest in democratization, politics and Middle East Studies.


The Party Is Over

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ISBN: 9781101601235
Release Date: 2012-08-02
Number of pages: 256
Author: Mike Lofgren
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Party Is Over in PDF and EPUB The New York Times bestselling exposé of what passes for business as usual in Washington today Look out for The Deep State coming from Viking on January 5, 2016 There was a time, not so very long ago, when perfectly rational people ran the Republican Party. So how did the party of Lincoln become the party of lunatics? That is what this book aims to answer. Fear not, the Dems come in for their share of tough talk— they are zombies, a party of the living dead. Mike Lofgren came to Washington in the early eighties—those halcyon, post–Nixonian glory days—for what he imagined would be a short stint on Capitol Hill. He has witnessed quite a few low points in his twenty-eight years on the Hill—but none quite so pitiful as the antics of the current crop of legislators whom we appear to have elected. Based on the explosive article Lofgren wrote when he resigned in disgust after the debt ceiling crisis, The Party Is Over is a funny and impassioned exposé of everything that is wrong with Washington. Obama and his tired cohorts are no angels but they have nothing on the Republicans, whose wily strategists are bankrupting the country one craven vote at a time. Be prepared for some fireworks. From the Hardcover edition.


The Deep State of Europe

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ISBN: 1532815085
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Number of pages: 256
Author: Basil Coronakis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online The Deep State of Europe in PDF and EPUB When people refer to Brussels as "Sin City," they do not refer to drugs, prostitution, or the mafia. They refer to the sins against the project that has evolved into the European Union. After 23 years as a publisher of a newspaper, which does nothing but cover the internals of the European Union, the author's hope for a better tomorrow has been challenged by the dark corners of power in the EU's structures, that have cracked its very foundations. Within this book, on a journey to demystify the legend of the European Union and its Institutions, you will learn about the inner circle of the European Commission that is labelled the "system" and which often behaves as a legitimate 'corporate gang'. It reveals the secrets and the Machiavellian mind-set of the Brussels 'nomenclature' that rules the daily life of a half a billion Europeans and many more, often without any moral or political legitimacy. The 'ten little scandals' inside this book will open your eyes not just as to 'why' but also the 'how' sins are committed in the same buildings that have guaranteed peace on the continent since the end of World War II. You will learn how your money is used, abused, wasted and looted. You will learn of the European Commission corruption which is systemic, horizontal, vertical and ...legal. You will find out how the Commission "system" is self-reproduced and remains hermetically close to outsiders. You will learn how the inner circle of the European Commission is trapping most Commissioners and second class Member States and how Europeans can be liberated without destroying what has been achieved in the past 70 years. This book will turn the life of the true power-holders of the EU Institutions into Chinese Hell. This is not a religious, but a deeply political concept. Life in the Chinese Hell is an exact replica of life in this world. Everybody is doing exactly what was doing in real life, the same job, the same rank, the same position, yet with one difference. In Chinese Hell, everybody knows everything about everybody else. For example, the patron knows that his employee is cheating on him and the employee knows that his patron is having an affair with his wife. Your Brussels overlords, know everything about you. Now, you learn everything about them and this will make their lives, a real Chinese Hell. This book will generate both contempt and praise without limit. It brings the European Commission gods and demi-gods down from their thrones on Mount Olympus, and back to Earth. It uncovers their weaknesses and their deviousness, and makes the "gods" feel like ordinary people, naked and in some cases ridiculed, in the eyes of their subjects. You might find it irrelevant or provocative, insulting or malicious, but whatever the case, it contains hard truths from beginning to end.


National Security and Double Government

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ISBN: 9780190206444
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 257
Author: Michael J. Glennon
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online National Security and Double Government in PDF and EPUB Why has U.S. national security policy scarcely changed from the Bush to the Obama administration? And why does it matter? The theory of 'double government' posed by the 19th century English scholar Walter Bagehot suggests a disquieting answer. The public is encouraged to believe that the presidency, Congress, and the courts make security policy. That belief sustains these institutions' legitimacy. Yet their authority is largely illusory. National security policy is made, instead, by a 'Trumanite network' of several hundred members that is largely concealed from public view.


The Turkish Deep State

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ISBN: 9781317668800
Release Date: 2015-02-11
Number of pages: 250
Author: Mehtap Söyler
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Turkish Deep State in PDF and EPUB The deep state ranks among the most critical issues in Turkish politics. This book traces its origins and offers an explanation of the emergence and trajectory of the deep state; the meaning and function of informal and authoritarian institutions in the formal security sector of a democratic regime; the involvement of the state in organized crime; armed conflict; corruption; and massive human rights violations. This book applies an innovative methodological approach to concept formation and offers a mid-range theory of deep state that sheds light on the reciprocal relationship between the state and political regimes and elaborates on the conditions for the consolidation of democracy. It traces the path-dependent emergence and trajectory of the deep state from the Ottoman Empire to the current Turkish Republic and its impact on state-society relations. It reads state formation, consolidation, and breakdown from the perspective of this most resilient phenomenon of Turkish politics. The analysis also situates recent developments regarding AKP governments, including the EU accession process, civil-military relations, coup trials, the Kurdish question, and the Gülen Movement in their context within the deep state. Moreover, this case-study offers an analytical framework for cross-regional comparative analysis of the deep states. Addressing the lacuna in academic scholarship on the deep state phenomenon in Turkey, this book is essential reading for students and scholars with an interest in democratization, politics and Middle East Studies.


The American Deep State

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ISBN: 9781538100257
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Number of pages: 354
Author: Peter Dale Scott
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online The American Deep State in PDF and EPUB Now in a new edition updated through the unprecedented 2016 election, this timely book makes a compelling case for a hidden deep state of intelligence agencies, private companies, and billionaires that influence and often oppose U.S. policies.


JFK 9 11

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ISBN: 1615776311
Release Date: 2014-08-22
Number of pages: 239
Author: Laurent Guyenot
Publisher:

Download and read online JFK 9 11 in PDF and EPUB JFK-9/11 assembles the most significant and well-documented deep events of the last fifty years into a coherent narrative of the deep history of the United States and its sphere of influence. The result is both a concise introduction for newcomers (a deep history for dummies), and an insightful perspective for informed readers. Relying strictly on documented evidence and state-of-the-art JFK and 9/11 research, the book cuts through the layers of government and mainstream media lies, to expose the hidden powers at work in the Empires underground foreign policy. It documents the role of undercover and paramilitary operations, psychological warfare and disinformation campaigns, and above all false flag terror, in the course of world politics since the beginning of the Cold War, and increasingly since September 11th. The book is divided in two parts: the first deals with the underlying forces of the Cold War, the second with the driving forces of the War on Terror. The period investigated begins just before 22 November 1963 and peaks on 11 September 2001, the two deep events that weigh most heavily on the unfolding of American and world history. The author highlights their structural similarities, examines how one made the other possible thirty-eight years later, and follows the underlying thread leading from the one to the other, in the hope of anticipating and circumventing future atrocities.


The New Sultan

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ISBN: 9781786722362
Release Date: 2017-04-30
Number of pages: 256
Author: Soner Cagaptay
Publisher: I.B.Tauris

Download and read online The New Sultan in PDF and EPUB The aborted coup in Turkey has fired up interest in a country which will play a critical geopolitical role in the wars of the Middle East. The spotlight will inevitably be on Erdogan – the powerful leader of the country - whose increasingly bizarre and authoritarian regime has increased tensions enormously both within and outside the country. His crackdown has been brutal and consistent – thousands of journalists arrested, academics officially banned from leaving the country, university deans fired and three quarters of highest ranking army officers arrested.In some senses, this coup has given Erdogan the license to make good on his repeated promise to bring order and stability under a ‘strongman’. Here, leading Turkish expert Soner Cagaptay will look at where Erdogan comes from in Turkish history, what he believes in, how he has cemented his rule will assess the threats he faces – from the liberal youth to the Gulen movement, the army plotters and the Kurdish question.


Raven Rock

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ISBN: 9781476735450
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Number of pages: 560
Author: Garrett M. Graff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Raven Rock in PDF and EPUB The eye-opening true story of the government’s secret plans to survive and rebuild after a catastrophic attack on US soil—a narrative that span from the dawn of the nuclear age to today. Every day in Washington, DC, the blue-and-gold 1st Helicopter Squadron, code-named “MUSSEL,” flies over the Potomac River. As obvious as the presidential motorcade, the squadron is assumed by most people to be a travel perk for VIPs. They’re only half right: while the helicopters do provide transport, the unit exists to evacuate high-ranking officials in the event of a terrorist or nuclear attack on the capital. In the event of an attack, select officials would be whisked by helicopters to a ring of secret bunkers around Washington, even as ordinary citizens are left to fend for themselves. For sixty years, the US government has been developing secret Doomsday plans to protect itself, and the multibillion-dollar Continuity of Government (COG) program takes numerous forms—from its plans to evacuate the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia and our most precious documents from the National Archives to the plans to launch nuclear missiles from a Boeing 747 jet flying high over Nebraska. In Raven Rock, Garrett Graff sheds light on the inner workings of the 650-acre compound (called Raven Rock) just miles from Camp David, as well as dozens of other bunkers the government built its top leaders during the Cold War, from the White House lawn to Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado to Palm Beach, Florida, and the secret plans that would have kicked in after a Cold War nuclear attack to round up foreigners and dissidents, and nationalize industries. Equal parts a presidential, military, and political history, Raven Rock tracks the evolution of the government’s plans and the threats of global war from the dawn of the nuclear era through the present day. Relying upon thousands of pages of once-classified documents, as well as original interviews and visits to former and current COG facilities, Graff brings readers through the back channels of government to understand exactly what is at stake if our nation is attacked, and how we’re prepared to respond if it is.