Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

CIS STARR Forum: Top Secret America - The Rise of the New American Security State

Book Talk with Dana Priest, Washington Post

The top-secret world that the government created in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks has become so enormous, so unwieldy, and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs or exactly how many agencies duplicate work being done elsewhere. In TOP SECRET AMERICA, award-winning reporters Dana Priest and William Arkin uncover the enormous size, shape, mission, and consequences of this "invisible universe."

About the speaker/co-author: Investigative reporter Dana Priest has been The Washington Post's intelligence, Pentagon and health-care reporter. She has won numerous awards, including the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for public service for "The Other Walter Reed" and the 2006 Pulitzer for beat reporting for her work on CIA secret prisons and counter-terrorism operations overseas. She is author of the 2003 book, "The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace With America's Military, (W.W. Norton).

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Created
September 12, 2011 14:27
Category
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
8707 times

More from MIT Center for International Studies

Jim Walsh and Iran's IAEA Ambassador | Feb 22, 2010

Jim Walsh and Iran's IAEA Ambassado...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:26:37 | 17815 views

Obama's Strategy Towards Afghanistan, Pakistan, and South Asia

Obama's Strategy Towards Afghanista...

Added 4 years ago | 00:11:05 | 23246 views

A Conversation with Admiral William Fallon

A Conversation with Admiral William...

Added 5 years ago | 01:34:00 | 34053 views

U.S.-Cuba Relations

U.S.-Cuba Relations

Added almost 5 years ago | 01:28:00 | 19795 views

The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

Added 5 years ago | 02:01:00 | 35408 views

The Green Movement and Nonviolent Struggle for Democratic Iran

The Green Movement and Nonviolent S...

Added 3 years ago | 01:28:00 | 4329 views