America's Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the by Hugh Wilford

By Hugh Wilford

From the Sep 11 assaults to waterboarding to drone moves, kinfolk among the us and the center East appear stuck in a downward spiral. And all too usually, the critical Intelligence enterprise has made the location worse. yet this challenge was once no longer a ancient inevitability—far from it. certainly, the earliest new release of CIA operatives was once truly the region’s staunchest western ally.

In America’s nice Game, celebrated intelligence historian Hugh Wilford finds the magnificent background of the CIA’s pro-Arab operations within the Forties and 50s by means of tracing the paintings of the agency’s 3 so much influential—and colorful—officers within the heart East. Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was once the grandson of Theodore Roosevelt and the 1st head of CIA covert motion within the quarter; his cousin, Archie Roosevelt, used to be a center East pupil and leader of the Beirut station. the 2 Roosevelts joined mixed forces with Miles Copeland, a maverick covert operations expert who had joined the yank intelligence institution in the course of global conflict II. With their deep wisdom of center japanese affairs, the 3 males have been heirs to an American missionary culture that engaged Arabs and Muslims with appreciate and empathy. but they have been additionally desirous about imperial intrigue, and have been desirous to play a latest rematch of the “Great Game,” the nineteenth-century fight among Britain and Russia for keep an eye on over relevant Asia. regardless of their stable intentions, those “Arabists” propped up authoritarian regimes, tried secretly to sway public opinion in the United States opposed to aid for the hot nation of Israel, and staged coups that irrevocably destabilized the countries with which they empathized. Their efforts, and supreme failure, may form the process U.S.–Middle jap family for many years to come.

Based on an unlimited array of declassified executive files, inner most papers, and private interviews, America’s nice Game tells the riveting tale of the merry band of CIA officials whose undercover agent video games perpetually replaced U.S. overseas policy.

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