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Top secret America: the rise of the new American security state

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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, award-winning reporters Dana Priest and William Arkin uncover the enormous size, shape, mission, and consequences of this invisible universe of over 1,300 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 clearance. A landmark exposé of a new, secret "Fourth Branch" of American government, TOP SECRET AMERICA is a tour de force of investigative reporting-and a book sure to spark national and international alarm.
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subject_facet Government contractors -- United States, Intelligence service -- Contracting out -- United States, Intelligence service -- United States, Internal security -- United States, National security -- United States, Privatization -- United States -- Evaluation, Secret service -- United States, Security sector -- United States -- Evaluation, Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention
title_display Top secret America : the rise of the new American security state
title_full Top Secret America The Rise of the New American Security State, Top secret America : the rise of the new American security state / Dana Priest and William M. Arkin
title_short Top secret America :
title_sub the rise of the new American security state
topic_facet Contracting out, Evaluation, Government contractors, Intelligence service, Internal security, National security, Nonfiction, Politics, Prevention, Privatization, Secret service, Security sector, Terrorism