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The Resource Kill or capture : the war on terror and the soul of the Obama presidency, Daniel Klaidman

Kill or capture : the war on terror and the soul of the Obama presidency, Daniel Klaidman

Label
Kill or capture : the war on terror and the soul of the Obama presidency
Title
Kill or capture
Title remainder
the war on terror and the soul of the Obama presidency
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Klaidman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Is Barack Obama an idealist or a ruthless pragmatist? He vowed to close Guantánamo, put an end to coercive interrogation, and restore American principles of justice, yet in his first term he has backtracked on each of these promises, ramping up the secret war of drone strikes and covert operations. Behind the scenes, wrenching debates between hawks and doves--those who would kill versus those who would capture--have repeatedly tested the president. Investigative reporter Dan Klaidman has spoken to dozens of sources to piece together a Washington story packed with revelations. As the president's inner circle debated secret programs, new legal frontiers, and the disjuncture between principles and down-and-dirty politics, Obama vacillated, sometimes lashed out, and spoke in lofty tones while approving a mounting toll of assassinations and kinetic-war operations. Klaidman reveals who has Obama's ear, how key national security decisions are really made, and whether or not President Obama has lived up to the promise of candidate Obama.--From publisher description
Summary
Presents an examination of the Obama administration that explores its internal power struggles and the seemingly ambivalent measures considered by the president to redefine national security
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10120065
Cataloging source
DLC
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Klaidman, Daniel
Dewey number
363.325/1560973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6432
LC item number
.K56 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Terrorism
  • United States
  • Obama, Barack
Target audience
adult
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the war on terror and the soul of the Obama presidency
Label
Kill or capture : the war on terror and the soul of the Obama presidency, Daniel Klaidman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The promise -- Where the fuck is Bin Laden? -- Torture debates and murder boards -- Escape from Gitmo -- Kill or capture -- How not to try a terrorist -- The Christmas gift -- From warfare to lawfare -- "The president is anguished" -- Textbook
Control code
ocn755699651
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 288 p.
Isbn
9780547547893
Lccn
2012008228
System control number
(OCoLC)755699651
Label
Kill or capture : the war on terror and the soul of the Obama presidency, Daniel Klaidman
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The promise -- Where the fuck is Bin Laden? -- Torture debates and murder boards -- Escape from Gitmo -- Kill or capture -- How not to try a terrorist -- The Christmas gift -- From warfare to lawfare -- "The president is anguished" -- Textbook
Control code
ocn755699651
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 288 p.
Isbn
9780547547893
Lccn
2012008228
System control number
(OCoLC)755699651

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