||Emphasizing the need to ensure the security of the U.S., the controversial U.S. Attorney General breaks his silence about the dramatic events that occurred during his term in office, including the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Robert Hanssen spy scandal, the enactment of the Patriot Act, and the domestic surveillance program. 500,000 first printing.
|Editors Note 1
||In this provocative book, the most controversial attorney general in U.S. history tells the untold story behind the war on terror in post-9/11 America. In his own words, John Ashcroft shares his unique perspective on the dangers to and within America from outside forces and explains what he did to repair the serious breaches in the country's security.
|Editors Note 2
||"John Ashcroft's service as attorney general began with turmoil: a loss to a deceased challenger in his Senate reelection campaign and a tumultuous confirmation battle. Then, on September 11, 2001, his job was transformed into the greatest leadership challenge an attorney general has ever faced. Highly classified intelligence briefings, secret surveillance of terror cells, and war councils with President Bush gave Ashcroft a uniquely comprehensive--and uniquely chilling--view of the threats to American security. [In this work] Ashcroft breaks his silence about historic events that transpired during his term of office--including the largest terrorist attack in U.S. history, the enactment and defense of the Patriot Act, the Robert Hanssen spy scandal, theexecution of Timothy McVeigh, and the recently discovered domestic surveillance program authorized by President Bush."--From publisher description.