Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Apr 9, 2013 - Political Science - 200 pages

Former CIA Deputy Director of Counterterrorism and FBI Senior Intelligence Adviser Philip Mudd recounts his involvement in the fight against Al Qaeda, revealing how intelligence analysts understand and evaluate potential terror threats and communicate with political leaders.

 

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Contents

1 The 911 Aftermath
1
2 A Return to Langley
27
Moving Beyond the Core of Al Qaeda
70
The Intelligence Problem of Iraq
90
Deputy Director of the Counterterrorist Center
104
6 The Years of Threat
135
The FBI Calls
145
Intelligence at the Department of Homeland Security
191
Index
199
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Philip Mudd served as Deputy Director of the Counterterrorist Center at the Central Intelligence Agency and later as Deputy Director of the National Security Branch at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is an independent consultant and a Research Fellow at the New America Foundation.

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