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By Patrick Eddington

ISBN-10: 1600475418

ISBN-13: 9781600475412

January 2011 marks the 20 th anniversary of the beginning of Operation barren region typhoon, in addition to twenty years of continuing American army involvement within the Persian Gulf quarter. a couple of questions about that first Gulf battle and its results have by no means been replied. Why used to be President George H.W. Bush so stunned that Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait? Did America’s intelligence group fail to warn him of the hazard, or did he forget about their predictions of an invasion? Why did the CIA and the Pentagon deny so vehemently for thus lengthy that ill wasteland hurricane veterans have been uncovered to Iraq’s chemical brokers? Patrick G. Eddington tackles those and different questions in lengthy unusual trip: An Intelligence Memoir, which info his occupation as an army analyst on the important Intelligence employer from 1988 to 1996.

Long unusual trip is a first-person account of the high-tech, space-based aspect of the intelligence enterprise. even though President Carter first published the lifestyles of our imagery undercover agent satellites approximately 30 years in the past, no analyst who has used these platforms has written a publication at the subject and bought it earlier CIA censors previously.

Eddington’s tenure on the CIA spanned the transition from the chilly conflict to the recent period of yank interventionism within the Persian Gulf and the Balkans. The publication attracts upon not just his direct adventure reporting on those occasions for senior executive coverage makers, but additionally upon millions of pages of formerly categorised files secured via litigation he pursued over the last decade.

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