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Curveball By Bob Drogin

Curveball
by Bob Drogin

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America was determined to go to war. Curveball had the information they needed. One problem - He was lying. 'Curveball' was the undercover code name given to the mysterious defector whose assertions set the Iraq War in motion. This book provides an account of an intelligence fiasco in American history.
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Curveball by Bob Drogin

America was determined to go to war. Curveball had the information they needed. One problem...He was lying. 'Curveball' was the undercover code name given to the mysterious defector whose assertions set the Iraq War in motion. A desperate young Iraqi applying for political asylum in Munich, his first-hand 'evidence' on Saddam Hussein's biological weapons programme would ultimately be a central plank of the Bush administration's justification in launching an invasion. Trouble was, virtually everything he told the intelligence services was a fabrication.Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Drogin, who broke the story to a shocked world, has written the definitive account of the most notorious intelligence fiasco in recent American history. How Curveball hoodwinked his handlers in the German secret services. How petty nationalistic rivalries meant the CIA never even got to meet their primary source. How squabbling, arrogance and incompetence within the various US intelligence agencies allowed Curveball's lies to spread higher and higher up the chain of authority, eventually reaching the White House itself. An irresistible story of international intrigue that twists its way from Germany to America to Iraq and back again, "Curveball" shows how honour and dishonesty amongst spies led to the US and the UK becoming embroiled in a catastrophic war.

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About Bob Drogin


Bob Drogin is a national security correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. He has won or shared multiple journalism awards, among them the Pulitzer Prize, the Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award and the George Polk Award. He has appeared on the BBC, CNN and many other media outlets. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife and two children.

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GOR000946569
Curveball by Bob Drogin
Bob Drogin
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
2007-10-04
352
0091923034
9780091923037
N/A
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