"Portions of this book were previously published, in somewhat different form, in The New Yorker"--Title page verso.
pt. 1. Torture at Abu-Ghraib. A Guantánamo problem -- Photographs from a prison -- Crossing the line -- The gray zone -- pt. 2. Intelligence failure. How America's spies missed September 11th -- Why the government didn't know what it knew -- The twentieth man -- pt. 3. The other war. Afghanistan's secret battles -- The getaway -- A power base of warlords -- pt. 4. The Iraq hawks. The early fight to take on Saddam -- Getting closer -- Richard Perle goes to lunch -- pt. 5. Who lied to whom? March 2003, "These documents ... are in fact not authentic" -- Into the intelligence stovepipe -- Behind the "mushroom cloud" -- pt. 6. The secretary and the generals. Driving to Baghdad -- Manhunts -- Targeting the insurgency -- pt. 7. A most dangerous friend. Gambling on Musharraf -- The ultimate black market -- Washington's deal -- pt. 8. The Middle East after 9/11. Saudi Arabia: corruption and compromise -- Syria: a lost opportunity -- Iran: the next nuclear power? -- Israel, Turkey, and the Kurds
Looks at President George W. Bush's handling of the War on Terrorism, offering thoughts on such topics as intelligence failures, claims of weapons of mass destruction, and the scandal at Abu Graib Prison.
Iraq War, 2003-2011--Prisoners and prisons, American Search this