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Broken : The Troubled Past and Uncertain Future of the FBI
Broken The Troubled Past and Uncertain Future of the FBI
Author: Richard Gid Powers
ISBN-13: 9780684833712
ISBN-10: 0684833719
Publication Date: 10/19/2004
Pages: 528
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Publisher: Free Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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The FBI that failed on 9/11 is the creation and captive of its spectacular and controversial past. Its original mission -- the investigation and prosecution of only the most serious crimes against the United States -- was forsaken almost from the beginning. This abandonment of purpose has been accompanied by a long history of political pressure, both from within and without. This sorry and scandal-ridden path culminated in a twenty-five-year run-up to 9/11 in which predictable and preventable lapses became hopelessly entrenched.