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Playing to the Edge

Playing to the Edge
  • Author : Michael V. Hayden
  • Publsiher : Penguin
  • Release : 23 February 2016
  • ISBN : 0698196139
  • Pages : 464 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, demonstrating in a time of new threats that espionage and the search for facts are essential to our democracy For General Michael Hayden, playing to the edge means playing so close to the line that you get chalk dust on your cleats. Otherwise, by playing back, you may protect yourself, but you will be less successful in protecting America. "Play to the edge" was Hayden's guiding principle when he ran the National Security Agency, and it remained so when he ran CIA. In his view, many shortsighted and uninformed people are quick to criticize, and this book will give them much to chew on but little easy comfort; it is an unapologetic insider's look told from the perspective of the people who faced awesome responsibilities head on, in the moment. How did American intelligence respond to terrorism, a major war and the most sweeping technological revolution in the last 500 years? What was NSA before 9/11 and how did it change in its aftermath? Why did NSA begin the controversial terrorist surveillance program that included the acquisition of domestic phone records? What else was set in motion during this period that formed the backdrop for the infamous Snowden revelations in 2013? As Director of CIA in the last three years of the Bush administration, Hayden had to deal with the rendition, detention and interrogation program as bequeathed to him by his predecessors. He also had to ramp up the agency to support its role in the targeted killing program that began to dramatically increase in July 2008. This was a time of great crisis at CIA, and some agency veterans have credited Hayden with actually saving the agency. He himself won't go that far, but he freely acknowledges that CIA helped turn the American security establishment into the most effective killing machine in the history of armed conflict. For 10 years, then, General Michael Hayden was a participant in some of the most telling events in the annals of American national security. General Hayden's goals are in writing this book are simple and unwavering: No apologies. No excuses. Just what happened. And why. As he writes, "There is a story here that deserves to be told, without varnish and without spin. My view is my view, and others will certainly have different perspectives, but this view deserves to be told to create as complete a history as possible of these turbulent times. I bear no grudges, or at least not many, but I do want this to be a straightforward and readable history for that slice of the American population who depend on and appreciate intelligence, but who do not have the time to master its many obscure characteristics."


Playing to the Edge

Playing to the Edge
  • Author : Michael V. Hayden
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 23 February 2016
GET THIS BOOKPlaying to the Edge

An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, demonstrating in a time of new threats that espionage and the search for facts are essential to our democracy For General Michael Hayden, playing to the edge means playing so close to the line that you get chalk dust on your cleats. Otherwise, by playing back, you may protect yourself, but you will be less successful in protecting America. "Play to the edge" was Hayden's guiding principle when he ran the


Playing on the Edge

Playing on the Edge
  • Author : Staci Newmahr
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 14 February 2011
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Representations of consensual sadomasochism range from the dark, seedy undergrounds of crime thrillers to the fetishized pornographic images of sitcoms and erotica. In this pathbreaking book, ethnographer Staci Newmahr delves into the social space of a public, pansexual SM community to understand sadomasochism from the inside out. Based on four years of in-depth and immersive participant observation, she juxtaposes her experiences in the field with the life stories of community members, providing a richly detailed portrait of SM as a


Michael V. Hayden's Playing to the Edge

Michael V. Hayden's Playing to the Edge
  • Author : Ant Hive Media
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 23 May 2016
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This is a Summary of Michael V. Hayden's Playing to the Edge American Intelligence in the Age of Terror An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, from the only person ever to helm both CIA and NSA, at a time of heinous new threats and wrenching change For General Michael Hayden, playing to the edge means playing so close to the line that you get chalk dust on your cleats. Otherwise, by playing back, you may protect yourself,



Playing on the Edge

Playing on the Edge
  • Author : Neil Arksey
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 26 February 2021
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This futuristic thriller is set in a world where football has achieved total global domination. Two super leagues control the sport in Britain. Easy, a brilliant young footballer, has managed to escape from one of the super clubs and is on the run.


Edge Play

Edge Play
  • Author : Jane Boon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 30 June 2020
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Blondie24
  • Author : David B. Fogel
  • Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
  • Release : 26 February 2021
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"Blondie24 tells the story of a computer that taught itself to play checkers far better than its creators ever could by emulating the principles of Darwinian evolution and discovering innovative ways to approach the game. In this year of 2001, as we remember Arthur C. Clarke's predictions, David Fogel dramatically demonstrates how evolutionary computation may enable humans to create a thinking machine far more readily than the techniques traditionally used in the study of artificial intelligence."--BOOK JACKET.


Playing to the Edge

Playing to the Edge
  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release : 28 March 2016
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Playing to the Edge by Michael V. Hayden | Summary & Analysis Preview: Playing to the Edge considers the changing role of the US intelligence community from 1999 to 2015. The author, Michael Hayden, served as the head of both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during this period. He uses his own experiences to ground this discussion. “Playing to the edge” is a sports reference that refers to athletes who abide by the rules of the game while


The Assault on Intelligence

The Assault on Intelligence
  • Author : Michael V. Hayden
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 01 May 2018
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A blistering critique of the forces threatening the American intelligence community, beginning with the President of the United States himself, in a time when that community's work has never been harder or more important In the face of a President who lobs accusations without facts, evidence, or logic, truth tellers are under attack. Meanwhile, the world order is teetering on the brink. North Korea is on the verge of having a nuclear weapon that could reach all of the United


The King at the Edge of the World

The King at the Edge of the World
  • Author : Arthur Phillips
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 11 February 2020
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Queen Elizabeth's spymasters recruit an unlikely agent--the only Muslim in England--for an impossible mission in a mesmerizing novel from "one of the best writers in America" (The Washington Post) The year is 1601. Queen Elizabeth I is dying, childless. Her nervous kingdom has no heir. It is a capital crime even to think that Elizabeth will ever die. Potential successors secretly maneuver to be in position when the inevitable occurs. The leading candidate is King James VI of Scotland, but there


How to Win Millions Playing Slot Machines!

How to Win Millions Playing Slot Machines!
  • Author : Frank Legato
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 04 February 2000
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Readers will learn secret strategies for maximizing their winning potential; which slot machine strategies are myths and which are facts; and which machines pay back the most money and most frequently. After reading this funny and insightful book, the reader will know everything there is to know about playing the slots.


Gaming at the Edge

Gaming at the Edge
  • Author : Adrienne Shaw
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 01 January 2015
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Video games have long been seen as the exclusive territory of young, heterosexual white males. In a media landscape dominated by such gamers, players who do not fit this mold, including women, people of color, and LGBT people, are often brutalized in forums and in public channels in online play. Discussion of representation of such groups in games has frequently been limited and cursory. In contrast, Gaming at the Edge builds on feminist, queer, and postcolonial theories of identity and


Closer to the Edge

Closer to the Edge
  • Author : T.E. Sivec
  • Publisher : EverAfter Romance
  • Release : 20 September 2014
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The fourth and final book in the USA Today bestselling Playing With Fire series from Tara Sivec. Cole Vargas has battled the demons that have plagued his nightmares, but winning the heart of the woman he destroyed is going to be the fight of his life. When Cole returns home wounded from his latest mission, his only thoughts are of the woman who still owns his heart and getting strong enough to stand on his own two feet in front



On the Edge

On the Edge
  • Author : Elizabeth Etue,Megan K. Williams
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 26 February 1996
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A book about the history of women's hockey, and the business of politics of it today, perfect for any hockey fan, or feminist.