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Author: Robertson Dean,David E. Sanger
ISBN: 0307990478
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Publisher Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (June 5, 2012)
Language English
Category: Politics
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by Robertson Dean,David E. Sanger


Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret . DAVID E. SANGER is the chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and bestselling author of The Inheritance

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power. SANGER is the chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and bestselling author of The Inheritance. He has been a member of two teams that won the Pulitzer Prize and has received numerous awards for coverage of the presidency and national security policy.

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Sanger describes how Obama’s early idealism about fighting a war of necessity in Afghanistan quickly turned to fatigue and frustration, how the early hopes that the Arab Spring would bring about a democratic awakening slipped away, and how an effort to re-establish American power in the Pacific set the stage for a new era of tensions with the world’s great. Article by Sanger adapted from Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power

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Confront and Conceal. Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power. By David E. Sanger Read by Robertson Dean. Category: Domestic Politics Military History. Confront and Conceal is the story of how, in his first term, Obama secretly used the most innovative weapons and tools of American power, including our most sophisticated-and still al of cyberweapons, aimed at Iran’s nuclear program.

American Power described how a new American president came to office with the world on fire

American Power described how a new American president came to office with the world on fire.

Published against the backdrop of Obama’s current reelection campaign, David Sanger’s Confront and Conceal and Daniel Klaidman’s Kill or Capture depict a president with a foreign policy record that has surprised both his supporters and critics from the campaign four years ago. The books have received considerable attention for their reporting on classified drone attacks and cyberwarfare activities – so much so that after their publication, the Obama administration opened a leak investigation.

“Stunning revelations…This is an account that long will be consulted by anyone trying to understand not just Iran but warfare in the 21st century…an important book.” –Tom Ricks, New York Times  FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE INHERITANCE, A REVEALING  AND NEWS-BREAKING ACCOUNT OF OBAMA’S AGGRESSIVE USE OF INNOVATIVE WEAPONS AND NEW TOOLS OF AMERICAN POWER TO MANAGE A RAPIDLY SHIFTING WORLD OF GLOBAL THREATS AND CHALLENGESInside the White House Situation Room, the newly elected Barack Obama immerses himself in the details of a remark­able new American capability to launch cyberwar against Iran—and escalates covert operations to delay the day when the mullahs could obtain a nuclear weapon. Over the next three years Obama accelerates drone attacks as an alter­native to putting troops on the ground in Pakistan, and becomes increasingly reliant on the Special Forces, whose hunting of al-Qaeda illuminates the path out of an unwin­nable war in Afghanistan.  Confront and Conceal provides readers with a picture of an administration that came to office with the world on fire. It takes them into the Situation Room debate over how to undermine Iran’s program while simultaneously trying to prevent Israel from taking military action that could plunge the region into another war. It dissects how the bin Laden raid worsened the dysfunctional relationship with Pakistan. And it traces how Obama’s early idealism about fighting “a war of necessity” in Afghanistan quickly turned to fatigue and frustration.  One of the most trusted and acclaimed national security correspondents in the country, David Sanger of the New York Times takes readers deep inside the Obama adminis­tration’s most perilous decisions: The president dispatch­es an emergency search team to the Gulf when the White House briefly fears the Taliban may have obtained the Bomb, but he rejects a plan in late 2011 to send in Special Forces to recover a stealth drone that went down in Iran. Obama overrules his advisers and takes the riskiest path in killing Osama bin Laden, and ignores their advice when he helps oust Hosni Mubarak from the presidency of Egypt.   “The surprise is his aggressiveness,” a key ambassador who works closely with Obama reports.   Yet the president has also pivoted American foreign policy away from the attritional wars of the past decade, attempting to preserve America’s influence with a lighter, defter touch—all while focusing on a new era of diplomacy in Asia and reconfiguring America’s role during a time of economic turmoil and austerity.   As the world seeks to understand whether there is an Obama Doctrine, Confront and Conceal is a fascinating, unflinching account of these complex years, in which the president and his administration have found themselves struggling to stay ahead in a world where power is diffuse and America’s ability to exert control grows ever more elusive.
Fordrellador
See full review at my Terebrate Blog.

This book is an interesting read for foreign policy buffs but a must-read for cyber security professionals interested in the evolution of cyber warfare. It is the first published book that chronicles the current US government’s thinking about the merits of cyber attacks as a middle-ground diplomacy option between invading a country on one hand and sanctions or negotiations on the other. It is also the first book that gave the public details about operation “Olympic Games,” a multiyear covert operation that the governments of the United States and Israel directed against Iran that changed the cyber security landscape forever. Security pundits have been saying for years that cyber warfare is theoretically possible or, more precisely, that cyber weapons could cause physical damage on a massive scale. Olympic Games demonstrated conclusively that hackers can use a cyber vector alone, without the aid of other kinetic weapons, to destroy components of a country’s critical infrastructure. Regardless of how successful Olympic Games ultimately was in slowing down the Iranian nuclear program, using cyber tools to inflict physical damage against your adversaries is now a viable option. Operation Olympic Games represents the world crossing the line between theory and practice, and this book is your guide to understanding that decision. This book is part of the canon, and you should have read it by now.
Silver Globol
This great book from David Sanger contains a broad range of topics of countries and organizations that want to compete and challenge the United States of America. Originally, I purchased this eBook, because I was interested in the USA's implementation of cyber warfare. Mr. Sanger did a great job explaining how the US and other nations are trying to use cyber warfare as a world-wide competitive advantage. His explanation and examples were interesting and relevant to recent news reports. He progressed to make us aware of the major powers in the Middle-East and Asia, which are attempting to be the next global superpowers. These current major global powers have recognized that cyber warfare as a definite weapon to challenge the USA's influence around the world. Mr. Sanger emphasized that the USA IS pursuing advances in cyber technology and warfare, because it has to continually be steps ahead of other global competitors. Thank goodness!
Jozrone
Sanger does a first rate job explaining the evolution of American foriegn policy from the Bush years of American exceptionalism with its consequent diminishing of American power and prestige to its nascent rebirth. Clearly Sanger believes that Obama has confronted an extremely difficult and hostile environment; it is hard to imagine how anyone could have done better. He details the shift from the Mideast to the Pacific and details Obama's willingness to change course in the face of unanticipated obstacles. No matter your feelings about Obama, this is a necessary book if you hope to understand what American faces. Good job.
Ieregr
Lots of good stories and interesting recaps of events and great research. I think its slightly too much Iran but as we all know its a pivotal ingredient to US FP. So I excuse that... I liked it and I think its very relevant for any Foreign Policy wonk. Some parts are funny, some interesting, some informative. Always some thing in each section that is interesting and relevant. Some parts are actually very enlightening so I recommend this book for any one interested in Obama and the administration. I would love to read a book post POTUS period of serving written in this fashion.
Quinthy
Excellent reporting on how the current situation has developed in the Middle East and how Obama has addressed the different crises that have happened under his watch. Seems to be a non-partisan approach and that helps to better frame the overall picture. I did ask myself along the way, how does the administration let the type of info that is cited escape into the public domain? Nice insight, but it feels that our national interests have been exposed a little too brightly. Highly recommended reading.
Raelin
Confront and Conceal is essential reading for anyone concerned with the current state of American foreign policy in the MIddle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is a deftly written, articulate examination of Obama's commitment to the "light footprint" approach that has been extremely well researched without being overly pedantic or "think tankish". Although the detail on Olympic Games and other cyber initiatives was a bit thin, it's completely understandable as it is no doubt classified. Sanger's pov is more in the camp of being a witness to unfolding history than a critic of policy (given the fact that many of the events are unfolding as we speak.) The text is engaging, thought provoking and the players ( from world leaders to policy wonks) are well drawn and carefully considered. Interestingly, Thomas Donilon seems to be Sanger's "Deep Throat" in regard to the inner workings of the Obama Administration. This is not Democratic Party propaganda as some reviewers have claimed but rather an attempt to define the Obama Doctrine in the light of unfolding events. It is well worth your time. Enlightening.
Gavidor
I thought this would be a bash Obama book.

It is not. It is well written, keeps you wanting more as the author explains all the issues and problems in the Middle East. Turns out that the US/Obama are more afraid of Pakistan on various levels. They cannot be trusted, they play both sides, and the US does not want them to become nuclear capable.

Discussions of why we believe we have to control nuclear armament by other countries. How we help one country for humanitarian reasons and ignore another for the same reasons. A cyber attack on Pakistans nuclear program is discussed.

The author does not assign blame but explains the political thinking and rationales. He writes an easy to understand manner and does not go into lots of Washingtonese language stuff.

Enjoyed the book immensely and will buy authors other book The Inheritance.