Breakdown: How America's Intelligence Failures Led to September 11
|Subject||United States Politics
|27 May 2003|
|LC Class||UB251.U6 G47 2003|
Breakdown (ISBN 0-452-28427-9) is a 2003 book by Bill Gertz arguing that U.S. intelligence services "lost sight of [their] purpose and function" due to Clinton administration policies that were more concerned with political correctness than with national defense.
Publishers Weekly gave it a mixed review, calling it "an unbalanced but revealing expose on the mistakes, misdirections and blunders behind "the most damaging intelligence failure since Pearl Harbor."
Sam Roberts writing in The New York Times credits Gertz with convincingly arguing that there was a failure within the American intelligence community, although "his well-argued case is occasionally freighted by his own predispositions."
- "Reviews: Breakdown: How America's Intelligence Failures Led to September 11". Publishers Weekly. 26 August 2002. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- Roberts, Sam (20 November 2002). "BOOKS OF THE TIMES; A Catastrophic Failure To Think the Unthinkable". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
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