Body of Secrets

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Body of Secrets
Author James Bamford
Country United States
Language English
Subject National Security Agency
Genre Non-fiction
Published 2001 (Anchor Books)
ISBN 978-0-385-49907-1
OCLC 44713235
327.1273 21
LC Class UB256.U6 B36 2001
Preceded by The Puzzle Palace
Followed by A Pretext for War

Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency is a book by James Bamford about the NSA and its operations. It also covers the history of espionage in the United States from uses of the Fulton surface-to-air recovery system to retrieve personnel on Arctic Ocean drift stations to Operation Northwoods, a declassified US military plan that Bamford describes as a "secret and bloody war of terrorism against their own country in order to trick the American public into supporting an ill-conceived war they intended to launch against Cuba."[1]

For the book, NSA director Michael Hayden gave him unprecedented access. In contrast, his previous book, The Puzzle Palace, was almost blocked from publication by the agency.

Bibliographic data[edit]

  • James Bamford, Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency,

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ James Bamford (2002-04-30). Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency. Anchor. ASIN 0385499086. ISBN 0-385-49908-6. 

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