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Top Secret America

The Rise of the New American Security State

By Dana Priest and William M. Arkin
18-minute read
Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin

This book shows how the American security state expanded its powers after 9/11 by establishing Top Secret America – a group of agencies that operate largely in secrecy. Though Top Secret America was founded to protect Americans, it’s created new dangers instead. Top Secret America has been a waste of resources and a threat to liberty, and it must be shut down as soon as possible.

  • Anyone interested in international or American politics
  • Anyone interested in the War on Terror and the aftermath of 9/11
  • Anyone interested in the debate surrounding security and personal freedom

Dana Priest is an investigative reporter for the Washington Post, and the author of The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s Military. She’s received two Pulitzer Prizes for her work, and she writes extensively on national security. William M. Arkin is a political commentator and a journalist. He’s also an expert on both American and international military activities.

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