To be introduced by FERNAND R. AMANDI
Black Site: The CIA in the Post- 9/11 World
Sunday, September 8, 6pm
Books & Books, Coral Gables
When the towers fell on September 11, 2001, nowhere were the reverberations more powerfully felt than at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Almost overnight, the intelligence organization evolved into a warfighting intelligence service, constructing what was known internally as “the Program”: a web of top-secret detention facilities intended to help prevent future attacks on American soil and around the world. With Black Site (Liveright, $27.95), former deputy director of the CIA Counterterrorist Center Philip Mudd presents a full, never-before-told story of this now-controversial program, directly addressing how far America went to pursue al-Qa’ida and prevent another catastrophe.
Philip Mudd the ex–deputy director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center and the FBI’s National Security Branch, appears regularly on Fox News, CNN, and NPR and lectures around the world on methodologies for understanding difficult analytic problems. His writing has appeared in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and the Washington Post, and he is the author of Takedown, a detailed account of intelligence gathering in the hunt for al-Qa’ida. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
Fernand R. Amandi is the managing partner of Bendixen & Amandi, the nation’s leading multilingual and multiethnic public opinion research and strategic communications consulting firm. Mr. Amandi is also an MSNBC contributor, instructor at the University of Miami, and host of the #StrangeDaysPodcast.