[Reading] ➬ The Triple Agent ➳ Joby Warrick – Thomashillier.co.uk


  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • The Triple Agent
  • Joby Warrick
  • English
  • 04 November 2017
  • 0385534183

10 thoughts on “The Triple Agent

  1. says:

    Reading this was pretty much like watching Zero Dark Thirty It s about the man who blew himself up in 2009 at the CIA base Camp Chapman at Khost in eastern Afghanistan Seven American CIA officers and contractors, an officer of Jordan s intelligence service, and an Afghan working for the CIA were killed when al Balawi detonated a bomb sewn into a vest he was wearing Six other American CIA officers were wounded The bombing was the most lethal attack against the CIA inthan 25 years. Wik Reading this was pretty much like watching Zero Dark Thirty It s about the man who blew himself up in 2009 at the CIA base Camp Chapman at Khost in eastern Afghanistan Seven American CIA officers and contractors, an officer of Jordan s intelligence service, and an Afghan working for the CIA were killed when al Balawi detonated a bomb sewn into a vest he was wearing Six other American CIA officers were wounded T...


  2. says:

    This is a spectacular book, a sad and important true story that flows like a novel The subject is one of the undercover battles between the CIA and al Qaeda, heroic efforts undone by tragic mistakes that ended with multiple deaths in December 2009 It is hard to believe that experienced CIA agents made the misjudgments that cost many of them their lives people wanted to believe so much that the skepticism some of them expressed was ignored What I was left with in the end was a greater underst This is a spectacular book, a sad and important true story that flows like a novel The subject is one of the undercover battles betw...


  3. says:

    For being an addictive read, I nearly gave this book 5 stars Right up until marking it as read I was still going to give it 5 stars On contemplation, however, the flaws that pother during the read persisted after it and I decided to stew on my rating for a day or two.That s when I resolved my thoughts to 4 stars The military non fiction genre is peppered with books that serve no clear purpose other than to either make the author a quick buck or to give them something to boast about This bo For being an addictive read, I nearly gave this book 5 stars Right up until marking it as read I was still going to give it 5 stars On contemplation, however, the flaws that pother during the read persisted after it and I decided to stew on my rating for a day or two.That s when I resolved my thoughts to 4 stars The military non fiction genre is peppered with books that serve no clear purpose other than to either make the author a quick buck or to give them something to boast about This book, The Triple Agent, is not one of those books Or should I say that, even if the author wanted some fame or a quick buck, it doesn t really matter in this case, because the story needed to be told and it was told in a way that made it accessible to every kind of reader.It...


  4. says:

    The book s title would have you believe that its primary focus is that of the triple agent Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al Balawi, who successfully exploded a suicide vest on a CIA base in Afghanistan in 2009 The book does delve into this man s life, but the majority of the book consists of multiple portraits of many of the CIA employees and the Jordanian intelligence officer who were killed in the attack The main reason for this backstory is to explain how exactly the CIA exposed itself to such an The book s title would have you believe that its primary focus is that of the triple agent Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al Balawi, who successfully exploded a suicide vest on a CIA base in Afghanistan in 2009 The book does delve into this man s life, but the majority of the book consists of mu...


  5. says:

    This was very interesting, but I did not love the writing He tried too hard to make it sound literary and could not quite pull it off The physical descriptions of people, particularly the women involved, were excessiv...


  6. says:

    February 22 of this year, United States soldiers burned Korans at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, in an effort to purge the base s library of tools they believed jihadists were using to pass messages to one another Then on March 11, U.S Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, a decorated soldier on his fourth tour of duty, killed sixteen civilians in southern Afghanistan The Koran burnings brought a string of deadly protests to the streets of Afghan villag February 22 of this year, United States soldiers burned Korans at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, in an effort to purge the base s library of tools they believed jihadists were using to pass messages to one another Then on March 11, U.S Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, a decorated soldier on his fourth tour of duty, killed sixteen civilians in southern Afghanistan The Koran burnings brought a string of deadly protests to the streets of Afghan villages and cities and threatened to further turn the tide of public opinion against the U.S occupation The civilian massacre, on the other hand, brought a wealth of warnings from Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who demanded U.S troops withdraw from their smaller outposts in the villages into their larger military bases The Republican candidates for U.S...


  7. says:

    I was a fan of Black Flags The Rise of ISIS, Warrick s gripping description of the birth of ISIS, which led me to seek out his sole other book The Triple Agent is a retelling of The Camp Chapman Attack of 2009, with a focus on the role of Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al Balawi Warrick has a knack for narrative nonfiction as displayed in Black Flags , and this book is consistently engaging The author does a good job in introducing the fairly wide cast of characters and the various locations Jor I was a fan of Black Flags The Rise of ISIS, Warrick s gripping description of the birth of ISIS, which led me to seek out his sole other book The Triple Agent is a retelling of The Camp Chapman Attack of 2009, with a focus on the role of Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al Balawi Warrick has a knack for narrative nonfiction as displayed in Black Flags , and this book ...


  8. says:

    I have never read a book like this before, I have read so many books of fiction and Non Fiction about the CIA but never one on the current decade It starts off with the Bomb blasting of the Khost CIA outpost in Afghanistan As mentioned in the book several times it was the darkest day for the CIA because so many CIA officers were killed and it could have been prevented had they taken the proper steps to protect themselves, instead of worrying about protecting an asset they had never met The CI I have never read a book like this before, I have read so many books of fiction and Non Fiction about the CIA but never one on the current decade It starts off with the Bomb blasting of the Khost CIA outpost in Afghanistan As mentioned in the book several times it was the darkest day for the CIA because so many CIA officers were killed a...


  9. says:

    A careful, easy to read history of the Humam al Balawi case, with a focus on how various events, personalities, decisions led up the Camp Chapman attack Warrick tells the story of all these events as they happened and refrains from passing judgement on any of them or engaging in sensationalism His treatment of the Agency officers involved is sympathetic and he is appreciative of the many challenges posed by Balawi s recruitment by the Agency and Jordan s GID.Warrick raises many questions about A careful, easy to read history of the Humam al Balawi case, with a focus on how various events, personalities, decisions led up the Camp Chapman attack Warrick tells the story of all these events as they happened and refrains from passing judgement on any of them or engaging in sensationalism His treatment of the Agency of...


  10. says:

    I found this book to be very informative and compelling The quality of the reporting reminded me of Bob Woodward s accounts informed by multiple interviews and extensive research Here, there were some gaps that I attribute to the nature of the intelligence business For instance, the lives and backgrounds of each of those who died in the bombing at the Khost CIA base were presented in remarkable detail yet those who were also present, but survived, are not described at all.Two of the main I found this book to be very informative and compelling The quality of the reporting reminded me of Bob Woodward s accounts informed by multiple interviews and extensive research Here, there were some gaps that I attribute to the nature of the intelligence business For instance, the lives and backgrounds of each of those who died in the bombing at the Khost CIA base were presented in remarkable detail yet those who were also present, but survived, are not described at all.Two of the mai...


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The Triple Agent A Stunning Narrative Account Of The Mysterious Jordanian Who Penetrated Both The Inner Circle Of Al Qaeda And The Highest Reaches Of The CIA, With A Devastating Impact On The War On Terror In December 2009, A Group Of The CIA S Top Terrorist Hunters Gathered At A Secret Base In Khost, Afghanistan, To Greet A Rising Superspy Humam Khalil Al Balawi, A Jordanian Double Agent Who Infiltrated The Upper Ranks Of Al Qaeda For Months, He Had Sent Shocking Revelations From Inside The Terrorist Network And Now Promised To Help The CIA Assassinate Osama Bin Laden S Top Deputy Instead, As He Stepped From His Car, He Detonated A Thirty Pound Bomb Strapped To His Chest, Instantly Killing Seven CIA Operatives, The Agency S Worst Loss Of Life In Decades In The Triple Agent, Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter Joby Warrick Takes Us Deep Inside The CIA S Secret War Against Al Qaeda, A War That Pits Robotic Planes And Laser Guided Missiles Against A Cunning Enemy Intent On Unleashing Carnage In American Cities Flitting Precariously Between The Two Sides Was Balawi, A Young Man With Extraordinary Gifts Who Managed To Win The Confidence Of Hardened Terrorists As Well As Veteran Spymasters With His Breathtaking Accounts From Inside Al Qaeda S Lair, Balawi Appeared Poised To Become America S Greatest Double Agent In Half A Century But He Was Not At All What He Seemed Combining The Powerful Momentum Of Black Hawk Down With The Institutional Insight Of Jane Mayer S The Dark Side, Warrick Takes The Readers On A Harrowing Journey From The Slums Of Amman To The Inner Chambers Of The White House In An Untold True Story Of Miscalculation, Deception, And Revenge.


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