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    • Estados Unidos Confidencial [United States Confidential]

    • By: William M. Arkin, Dana Priest
    • Narrated by: Maria del Carmen Siccardi
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Después del 11 de septiembre, el gobierno de los Estados Unidos dio inicio a un esfuerzo sin precedentes para proteger el país. El resultado ha sido calamitoso: después de 10 años de continuo desarrollo e inversiones sin paralelo, ahora existe un sistema para proteger a los Estados Unidos que bien puede estar poniendo al país en mayor peligro- pero el público no conoce estos detalles porque todo se ha clasificado como "secreto máximo."

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Unmanned

    • Drones, Data, and the Illusion of Perfect Warfare
    • By: William M. Arkin
    • Narrated by: William M. Arkin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Unmanned is an in-depth examination of why seemingly successful wars never seem to end. The problem centers on drones, now accumulated in the thousands, the front end of a spying and killing machine that is disconnected from either security or safety. Drones, however, are only part of the problem. William Arkin shows that security is actually undermined by an impulse to gather as much data as possible, the appetite and the theory both skewed toward the notion that no amount is too much.

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Top Secret America

    • The Rise of the New American Security State
    • By: Dana Priest, William M. Arkin
    • Narrated by: Dana Priest
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
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      4 out of 5 stars 72

    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. Award-winning reporters Dana Priest and William Arkin here uncover the enormous size, shape, mission, and consequences of this invisible universe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, detailed account of a secret world

    • By Toombs on 10-18-11

    Regular price: $22.80

    • American Coup

    • How a Terrified Government Is Destroying the Constitution
    • By: William M. Arkin
    • Narrated by: William M. Arkin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    In American Coup, William Arkin reveals the desk-bound takeover of the highest reaches of government by a coterie of "grey men" of the national security establishment. Operating between the lines of the Constitution this powerful and unelected group fights to save the nation from "terror" and weapons of mass destruction while at the same time modifying and undermining the very essence of the country.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By John on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $28.50