Henry Crumpton career included the CIA, FBI and other US Government positions. As a traditional intelligence office in Africa he rose through the CIA ranks. As deputy chief of the CIA’s counterterrorism center, he recounts overcautious US Government policy makers and “insufficient political will” prior to the 9-11 event, and the political arguing during the hunt for Osama Bin Laden that allowed Bin Laden to slip from their grasp.
Crumpton’s story offers some insights into the US Government’s operations and activities without providing many details. He clearly believes America should be more aggressive in its counterterrorism operations.
I found this book reasonably interesting but not as informative as others I read. It provides another glimpse into the mindset of our country’s leadership and how our Government operates, corroborating the information provided by other books I’ve read.