At the Center of the Storm

At the Center of the Storm

Synopsis

In the whirlwind of accusations and recriminations that emerged in the wake of 9/11 and the Iraq war, one man's vital testimony has been conspicuously absent. Candid and gripping, At the Center of the Storm recounts George Tenet's time at the Central Intelligence Agency, a revealing look at the inner workings of the most important intelligence organization in the world during the most challenging times in recent history. With unparalleled access to both the highest echelons of government and raw intelligence from the field, Tenet illuminates the CIA's painstaking attempts to prepare the country against new and deadly threats, disentangles the interlocking events that led to 9/11, and offers explosive new information on the deliberations and strategies that culminated in the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Beginning with his appointment as Director of Central Intelligence in 1997, Tenet unfolds the momentous events that led to 9/11 as he saw and experienced them: his declaration of war on al-Qa'ida; the CIA's covert operations inside Afghanistan; the worldwide operational plan to fight terrorists; his warnings of imminent attacks against American interests to White House officials in the summer of 2001; and the plan for a coordinated and devastating counterattack against al-Qa'ida laid down just six days after the attacks.

Tenet's compelling narrative then turns to the war in Iraq as he provides dramatic insight and background on the run-up to the invasion, including a firsthand account of the fallout from the inclusion of "sixteen words" in the president's 2003 State of the Union address, which claimed that Saddam Hussein had sought to purchase uranium from Africa; the true context of Tenet's own now-famous "slam dunk" comment regarding Saddam's WMD program; and the CIA's critical role in an administration predisposed to take the country to war. In doing so, he sets the record straight about CIA operations and shows readers that the truth is more complex than suggested in other versions of recent history offered thus far.

Through it all, Tenet paints an unflinching self-portrait of a man caught between the warring forces of the administration's decision-making process, the reams of frightening intelligence pouring in from around the world, and his own conscience. In At the Center of the Storm, George Tenet draws on his unmatched experience within the opaque mirrors of intelligence and provides crucial information previously undisclosed to offer a moving, revelatory profile of both a man and a nation in times of crisis.

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Chapters

  • Chapter 001
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 002
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 003
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 004
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 005
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 006
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 007
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 008
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 009
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 010
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 011
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 012
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 013
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 014
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 015
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 016
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 017
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 018
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 019
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 020
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 021
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 022
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 023
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 024
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 025
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 026
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 027
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 028
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 029
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 030
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 031
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 032
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 033
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 034
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 035
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 036
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 037
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 038
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 039
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 040
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 041
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 042
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 043
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 044
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 045
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 046
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 047
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 048
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 049
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 050
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 051
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 052
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 053
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 054
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 055
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 056
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 057
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 058
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 059
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 060
    Duration: 12min
  • Chapter 061
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 062
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 063
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 064
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 065
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 066
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 067
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 068
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 069
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 070
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 071
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 072
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 073
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 074
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 075
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 076
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 077
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 078
    Duration: 02min
  • Chapter 079
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 080
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 081
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 082
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 083
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 084
    Duration: 01min
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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