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Breakdown: How America's Intelligence Failures Led to September 11

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Country  United States
Publication date  27 May 2003
ISBN  0-452-28427-9
Originally published  27 May 2003
Page count  320
Publisher  Penguin Books
Language  English
Pages  320
OCLC  54081932
Author  Bill Gertz
Genre  Non-fiction
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Subjects  Politics of the United States, Terrorism
Similar  Betrayal, The China Threat, The failure factory, IWar: War and Peace in the Info, Treachery

Breakdown (ISBN 0-452-28427-9) is a 2003 book by Bill Gertz arguing that U.S. intelligence services "lost sight of [their] purpose and function" due to Clinton administration policies that were more concerned with political correctness than with national defense.

Publishers Weekly gave it a mixed review, calling it "an unbalanced but revealing expose on the mistakes, misdirections and blunders behind "the most damaging intelligence failure since Pearl Harbor."

Sam Roberts writing in The New York Times credits Gertz with convincingly arguing that there was a failure within the American intelligence community, although "his well-argued case is occasionally freighted by his own predispositions."

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