The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror (2020)

The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror Garrett M. Graff The Threat Matrix The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror Based on access to never before seen task forces and FBI bases from Budapest Hungary to Quantico Virginia this book profiles the visionary agents who risked their lives to bring down criminals and
  • Title: The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror
  • Author: Garrett M. Graff
  • ISBN: 9780316120883
  • Page: 498
  • Format: ebook
The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror Garrett M. Graff Based on access to never before seen task forces and FBI bases from Budapest, Hungary, to Quantico, Virginia, this book profiles the visionary agents who risked their lives to bring down criminals and terrorists both here in the U.S and thousands of miles away long before the rest of the country was paying attention to terrorism Given unprecedented access, thousands of pBased on access to never before seen task forces and FBI bases from Budapest, Hungary, to Quantico, Virginia, this book profiles the visionary agents who risked their lives to bring down criminals and terrorists both here in the U.S and thousands of miles away long before the rest of the country was paying attention to terrorism Given unprecedented access, thousands of pages of once secret documents, and hundreds of interviews, Garrett M Graff takes us inside the FBI and its attempt to protect America from the Munich Olympics in 1972 to the attempted Times Square bombing in 2010 It also tells the inside story of the FBI s behind the scenes fights with the CIA, the Department of Justice, and five White Houses over how to combat terrorism, balance civil liberties, and preserve security The book also offers a never before seen intimate look at FBI Director Robert Mueller, the only U.S national security leader still in office from 9 11, and the most important director since Hoover himself.Covering than 30 years of history and coming right up until the present day of the Obama administration s response to terrorist attacks like that on Christmas Day 2009 in Detroit, the book explores the transformation of the FBI from a domestic law enforcement agency, handling bank robberies and local crimes, into an international intelligence agency with than 500 agents operating in than 60 countries overseas today fighting extremist terrorism, cyber crimes, and, for the first time, American suicide bombers.Brilliantly reported and suspensefully told, The Threat Matrix peers into the darkest corners of this secret war and will change your view of the FBI forever.
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  1. Brian Meadows

    This was a fascinating history of the FBI and the massive changes it has gone through especially following 9 11 It is long, but it is worth it is well written and keeps your interest It was sometimes difficult for me to keep track of the people, places and organizations involved along with the acronyms, but that is to be expected with material this complex and exhaustive The book s index is a good tool to go back and refresh items for better perspective The book centers on the FBI and its cultur [...]

  2. Jennifer

    Beginning in 1972, this detailed account of the FBI is fascinating I learned many new things about world events from the Munich Olympics to 9 11 and many I understand much about how and why the FBI has been, at times, a controversial force Research appears thorough and I felt the writing was unbiased If you read it, know this it is long I did skim some portions there are many details to wade through and I decided to focus on certain events and specific people I found I could do that pretty eas [...]

  3. Tony

    In addition to being a compelling history of interesting FBI anecdotes, this book is a must have for any serious student of or practitioner in the counter terrorism field As a secondary source documenting the failures and successes of counter terrorism, its insights should not be overlooked Anyone looking for a serious, non political review of interrogations and intelligence gathering in the post 9 11 world finds a trove of information and lessons within the pages.The lessons and warnings of the [...]

  4. Kristi Richardson

    The only constant in our nation s battle against terrorism, in fact, has been the FBI, whose powers, skills, and capabilities have evolved across generations to meet new threats in new places This book is much than just about Robert Mueller and the FBI It is a comprehensive history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation under J Edgar Hoover and all of his successors What I found most engrossing was the different histories of the players in the Russian Investigation going on now Christopher Wray [...]

  5. C. Parent

    Very informativeThis author writes about events of interest to many people around the globe, since it encompasses plots and characters from numerous continents An attention grabbing time that is riveting throughout Great book

  6. Meg - A Bookish Affair

    With the advent of the 10th anniversary of 9 11 drawing near, I ve been thinking a lot of how much has changed in the past 10 years with regard to the way that our world is I very vividly remember where I was on 9 11 and everything on that day has totally changed the way that our Intelligence Community works The FBI has been at the forefront of many of these changes and the way that the agency works and what it does has come into the spotlight This book covers of the history of the FBI but a gr [...]

  7. Afua

    This is a long book A very, very long book that seems even longer when reading it on the Kindle That said, it s rather well researched and informative The Threat Matrix is two books combined into one a shortened biography of current FBI Director Bob Mueller and the transformation history of the FBI Both stories are engaging, but I would have preferred for the author to have divided them into two shorter books Of course, given the director s insistence on privacy and his tendency to avoid the med [...]

  8. Anthony

    I totally enjoyed this book If you ever wondered how our government tries to stay on top of the numerous threats against our country and way of life This is an FBI centric book but if your interest are of this agency and the safety and stability of this country, this book is for you It will add to your understanding of contemporary history.

  9. Sue

    I found this to be a long slog times intensely interesting, at times so dry I could hardly bear it All the while, you learn insights into some of the most well known terrorism events and the FBI s triumphs and failures It is a worth a read, just be sure to be aware that you may find sections to be tedious.

  10. Mark Kirby

    Having read just about every book written on the FBI, I can tell you that this is absolutelyl among the best Graff had unprecedented access to the Bureau and did an excellent job of presenting an unbiased assessment of the organization I highly recommend it Very enjoyable and informative read

  11. Jwduke

    The Threat Matrix is a very well researched book The insight of what the FBI was prior to 9 11 and what it would transition into is very in depth and I appreciated it I think former director Mueller is an outstanding individual, however, I think the author should have simply called the book Why Mueller is the best FBI director ever Overall a great read.

  12. Deborah

    Very, very interesting look at the behind the scenes of the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, the Intelligence community in its fight against terrorists There was much information about 911 that was not acted upon in a timely fashion due to non cooperation between governmental agencies The book also looks at post 911 security measures, the torture of detainees, etc A good read.

  13. Bryan Craig

    This is a great companion book to Weiner s Enemies It goes deeper into the years after 9 11 and the author interviewed a number of the major players for this book You leave with a balanced approach to the crazy times of the post 9 11 counter terrorism world.

  14. Kevin Sandell

    The book gives a good background of the FBI, its directors, and how the FBI is prepped for the next terrorist attack There s a lot of names to remember throughout the book, and it focuses a lot on current director, Bob Mueller but overall, a decent read.

  15. Lisa

    This is a real page turner It gives you great insight into the FBI before 9 11 and after I would highly recommend it especially when the Pizza Connection chapter starts.

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