Book Top secret America : the rise of the new American security state / Dana Priest and William M. Arkin.
Associated Name: Arkin, William M.
Publication year: 2011.
Call Number HV6432 .P73 2011
Media class: Book
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co
ISBN: 9780316182218 0316182214
Extent: xxiv, 296 p.,  p. of plates : col. ill., col. map ; 25 cm.
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. The result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe may be putting us in greater danger. In Top Secret America, investigative reporters Dana Priest and William Arkin uncover the enormous size, shape, mission, and consequences of this invisible universe of over 1,200 government facilities in every state in America; nearly 2,000 outside companies used as contractors; and more than 850,000 people granted "Top Secret" security clearances. This book is a landmark exposé of a new, secret "Fourth Branch" of American government.
Introduction: A perpetual state of yellow -- Top secret America -- All you need to know -- So help me God -- An alternative geography -- Supersize.gov -- One nation, one map -- "Report suspicious activity" -- 007s -- The business card -- Managing the battlefield from a suburban sanctuary -- Dark matter -- Conclusion: Beyond the fear of 9/11.