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The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS
by Michael Morell
$15.99

The author has presented an honest appraisal of the anti-terrorism effort during his 30+ years with the CIA. by thewanderingjew (see profile) July 03, 2015 05:47:20 PM

"The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS, Michael Morell, author, Robert Fass, narrator, Bill Harlow, contributor Michael Morell’s book covers the three plus decades of his work with the CIA through several White House administrations, both Republican and..." read more

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