Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA, 1981-1987 by Bob Woodward

By Bob Woodward

Veil is the tale of the covert wars that have been waged in important the USA, Iran and Libya in a secretive surroundings and have become the centerpieces and eventual time bombs of yankee international coverage within the 1980s.

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Woodward's books on Watergate, the best court docket, and John Belushi weren't so arguable as Veil. His deathbed stopover at to William Casey, former CIA head, has been disputed by means of Casey's spouse. What Woodward knew approximately Casey's Iran-contra position used to be it sounds as if withheld from Congress. All this smoke has drawn cognizance from the fireplace. Woodward's story of tried murders, payoffs to overseas leaders, covert contra reduction, covert reduction to Britain within the Falklands conflict, and anti-terrorist squads is ambitious. He provides Casey's CIA as a dangerously unlawful free cannon at the deck of U.S. overseas coverage. Richard B. Finnegan, Stonehill Coll., North Easton, Mass.

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"Fifteen years after he unraveled Watergate as little greater than a policebeat reporter, Woodward has misplaced none of his facet as one of many most interesting journalistic investigators of our time....Woodward has succeeded brilliantly in cracking country secrets...."
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