Top Secret America

The Rise of the New American Security State


Read by Dana Priest

By Dana Priest

By William M. Arkin

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The top-secret world that the government created in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks has become so enormous, so unwieldy, and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs or exactly how many agencies duplicate work being done elsewhere. The result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe may be putting us in greater danger. In Top Secret America, award-winning reporters Dana Priest and William Arkin uncover the enormous size, shape, mission, and consequences of this invisible universe of over 1,300 government facilities in every state in America; nearly 2,000 outside companies used as contractors; and more than 850,000 people granted “Top Secret” security clearance.

A landmark exposé of a new, secret “Fourth Branch” of American government, Top Secret America is a tour de force of investigative reporting-and a book sure to spark national and international alarm.

  • "A breathtaking investigative account of America's vast new secret world...An invaluable book."
    Los Angeles Times
  • "Essential reading."
  • "Mind-boggling."
    Washington Lawyer

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Sep 6, 2011
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Dana Priest

About the Author

Dana Priest es una reportera de investigación del periódico Washington Post. Ha ganado numerosos premios, incluyendo el Premio Pulitzer por servicio público en 2008 por su cobertura sobre “The Other Walter Reed” (El Otro Walter Reed) y el Premio Pulitzer de reportera de fuente por su trabajo sobre las prisiones secretas de la CIA y las operaciones de contraterrorismo en el extranjero. Es la autora de The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s Military (La Misión: Librando Guerras y Manteniendo La Paz Con La Milicia Norteamericana).

William M. Arkin ha sido columnista y reportero del Washington Post desde 1998. Ha trabajado con asuntos de secreto gubernamental y seguridad nacional durante más de 30 años. Es el autor y co-autor de más de una docena de libros sobre las fuerzas militares de los Estados Unidos y seguridad nacional.

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William M. Arkin

About the Author

William M. Arkin is an American political commentator, best-selling author, journalist, activist, blogger, and former United States Army soldier. He has previously served as a military affairs analyst for the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He is the author of several works of non-fiction including  Code Names: Deciphering U.S. Military Plans, Programs and Operations in the 9/11 World and American Coup: How a Terrified Government Is Destroying the Constitution.

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