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Ghost

Confessions of A Counterterrorism Agent
Burton, Fred (Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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This hard-hitting narrative by one of America's most seasoned and accomplished counterterrorism professionals gives readers an exclusive look at the frontlines of America's War on Terror.
Authors: Burton, Fred
Statement of Responsibility: Fred Burton
Title: Ghost
confessions of a counterterrorism agent
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: x, 276 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary: This hard-hitting narrative by one of America's most seasoned and accomplished counterterrorism professionals gives readers an exclusive look at the frontlines of America's War on Terror.
Subject Headings: United States. Department of State. Diplomatic Security Service Terrorism United States Prevention Intelligence officers United States Biography
Topical Term: Terrorism
Intelligence officers
LCCN: 2008000073
ISBN: 1400065690
9781400065691
Branch Call Number: 363.28 B
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Jun 10, 2013
  • StarGladiator rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Fred Burton, who morphs from a mediocre Montgomery County Policeman to a super agent of the DSS (now doesn't that outfit have a scandalous history???) really remained mediocre, at best, but a real story teller, if promoting one's self while still sounding like an idiot is real story telling? Burton is one of the few Americans left today who actually believes in the "lone gunman" theory of the JFK assassination. He "solves" the sabotage of a Pakistani aircraft takedown, which was taught in the School of the Americas, so it wasn't particularly original - - one wonders if Burton could have applied it to the tragic deaths of Sen. Paul Wellstone and some of his family members? Guess not? Won't learn anything from this clown, except perhaps the hiring practises at the DSS aren't to be emulated, and if Stratfor is the "shadow CIA" we are all in trouble - - of course, we really are in trouble!

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