History

The Twilight War

Author: David Crist

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 656

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The dramatic secret history of our undeclared thirty-year conflict with Iran, revealing newsbreaking episodes of covert and deadly operations that brought the two nations to the brink of open war For three decades, the United States and Iran have engaged in a secret war. It is a conflict that has never been acknowledged and a story that has never been told. This surreptitious war began with the Iranian revolution and simmers today inside Iraq and in the Persian Gulf. Fights rage in the shadows, between the CIA and its network of spies and Iran's intelligence agency. Battles are fought at sea with Iranians in small speedboats attacking Western oil tankers. This conflict has frustrated five American presidents, divided administrations, and repeatedly threatened to bring the two nations into open warfare. It is a story of shocking miscalculations, bitter debates, hidden casualties, boldness, and betrayal. A senior historian for the federal government with unparalleled access to senior officials and key documents of several U.S. administrations, Crist has spent more than ten years researching and writing The Twilight War, and he breaks new ground on virtually every page. Crist describes the series of secret negotiations between Iran and the United States after 9/11, culminating in Iran's proposal for a grand bargain for peace-which the Bush administration turned down. He documents the clandestine counterattack Iran launched after America's 2003 invasion of Iraq, in which thousands of soldiers disguised as reporters, tourists, pilgrims, and aid workers toiled to change the government in Baghdad and undercut American attempts to pacify the Iraqi insurgency. And he reveals in vivid detail for the first time a number of important stories of military and intelligence operations by both sides, both successes and failures, and their typically unexpected consequences. Much has changed in the world since 1979, but Iran and America remain each other's biggest national security nightmares. "The Iran problem" is a razor-sharp briar patch that has claimed its sixth presidential victim in Barack Obama and his administration. The Twilight War adds vital new depth to our understanding of this acute dilemma it is also a thrillingly engrossing read, animated by a healthy irony about human failings in the fog of not-quite war.
Fiction

The Twilight War

Author: Michael Hamilton Morgan

Publisher: Signet

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 359

Since no one else seems willing to investigate the murder of his old friend, Czech double agent Miroslav Lhota, CIA officer Daniel Robinson takes on the case himself, uncovering a dangerous plot with roots in the Nazi Holocaust. Reprint. K.
Children's stories

The Twilight War

Author: Simon Higgins

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Children's stories

Page: 320

View: 950

Elude every snare. Dare the impossible. Confront your terror. Attacked by the powerful Fuma clan, young Moonshadow and the agents of the Grey Light Order fight for their lives. In the heat of battle, one of their number disappears. Was the Grey Light Order agent abducted by the Fuma or did they leave willingly? Was there a double agent in their midst? Moonshadow and Groundspider are ordered to the Fuma's mountain fortress, said to be impregnable. Their mission: discover the truth, then act accordingly. Will their dangerous quest end in a rescue? Or will Moonshadow be forced to destroy a trusted friend?
Brothers and sisters

The Twilight War

Author: Chris Wooding

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 439

View: 978

Ryushi and his sister Kia have spent their whole lives learning to fight - and now they've discovered what for... Praise for Chris Wooding's other novels: "Shiveringly exciting" The Times "Intelligent, atmospheric and spine tingling" Guardian "Gripping" Daily Telegraph
Political Science

Twilight War

Author: Mike Moore

Publisher: Independent Inst

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 199

Considering the historical background of space militarization and providing an overview of efforts to militarily dominate space since the dawn of the space age, this book argues that the United States must either ensure that space-related weapons are verifiably banned for all nations through an international treaty or definitively choose a policy of unilateral space dominance that may lead to an arms race in space and possibly to another cold war. Through a careful discussion of the history of space programs, their impact on past policies and events, the tactical and strategic influence of space weapons on the engagement of war, and the potential pitfalls of a dominance strategy, this book concludes that unilateral military dominance of space by the United States would be a supreme mistake, making the country less secure.
History

The Conspiracy Against Hitler in the Twilight War

Author: Harold C. Deutsch

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 363

The Conspiracy Against Hitler in the Twilight War was first published in 1968. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This is the first detailed account in English of the German anti-Nazi plot of September 1939 - May 1940, a conspiracy which involved the services of Pope Pius XII as in intermediary. Much new information is presented, and the book puts the whole story of the German resistance movement in a clearer light than has been possible before. Much of the account is based on the testimony of over fifty witnesses whom Professor Deutsch interviewed or interrogated, comprising virtually all the participants or observers who survived the period. He also had access to previously unavailable French and Belgian documents as well as to diaries and other private material. As the author explains, there were four major rounds of opposition to the Hitler regime, the conspiracy described in this volume being the second. IN many ways it was the round in which circumstances were the most favorable for success. High military quarters were the most fully committed, it was the only plan in which a foreign power at odds with Germany (britain) took a supporting position, and it was the only instance in which a notable outside figure, Pius XII, made his good offices available as an intermediary. The role of the Pope in this conspiracy has been known in a general way since 1946, but Professor Deutsch's investigation is the first intensive study were at the core of the affair, Josef Muller, the Opposition agent who dealt with the Pope and who later became the Bavarian Minister o Justice, and Rev. Robert Leiber, S.F., the Pope's confidential aide. In his conclusion Professor Deutsch points out that the story of this conspiracy clearly testifies to the moral nature of the German resistance movement. The author writes: "No term recurred more often in these months to define the conflict with the Third Reich then 'the decent Germany.'"
World War, 1939-1945

The Second World War

Author: Winston Churchill

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 338

View: 656

World War, 1939-1945

The Second World War

Author: Sir Winston Churchill

Publisher:

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Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 337

View: 958

Juvenile Fiction

Moonshadow 3: The Twilight War

Author: Simon Higgins

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 792

Elude every snare. Dare the impossible. Confront your terror. Attacked by the powerful Fuma clan, young Moonshadow and the agents of the Grey Light Order fight for their lives. In the heat of battle, one of their number disappears. Was the Grey Light Order agent abducted by the Fuma or did they leave willingly? Was there a double agent in their midst? Moonshadow and Groundspider are ordered to the Fuma's mountain fortress, said to be impregnable. Their mission: discover the truth, then act accordingly. Will their dangerous quest end in a rescue? Or will Moonshadow be forced to destroy a trusted friend?
History

Spies in the Vatican

Author: David J. Alvarez

Publisher: Modern War Studies (Hardcover)

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 341

View: 719

Looks at the history of espionage and intelligence service of Vatican City during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Australian literature

Bread and Wine

Author: Kenneth Slessor

Publisher: Angus & Robertson

ISBN:

Category: Australian literature

Page: 275

View: 134