Since 9/11, Hersh has outraged the Bush Administration with stories in The New Yorker, including breakthru pieces on the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. Chain of Command brings together this reporting, along with new revelations, to answer the criticalMoreSince 9/11, Hersh has outraged the Bush Administration with stories in The New Yorker, including breakthru pieces on the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. Chain of Command brings together this reporting, along with new revelations, to answer the critical question: how did America get from the clear morning when hijackers crashed airplanes into the Trade Center & Pentagon to a dark & dirty war in Iraq?Hersh entered the forefront of investigative journalism 40 years ago when he broke the news of the My Lai massacre, for which he won a Pulitzer.
Ever since, hes challenged Americas power elite by publishing the stories that others cant or wont tell. In exposés on subjects ranging from Saudi corruption to nuclear black marketeers & the White Houses false claims about weapons of mass destruction, hes cemented a reputation as an indispensable reporter. Chain of Command looks behind the public story of Bushs war on terror & into the lies & obsessions that led to Iraq. He reveals the connections between early missteps in the hunt for Al Qaeda & disasters on the ground in Iraq.
The book includes an account of his pursuit of the Abu Ghraib story & of where responsibility for the scandal ultimately lies. He draws on sources at the highest levels of government & intelligence communities, in foreign capitals & on the battlefield for an unparalleled view of recent history. With an introduction by The New Yorkers editor, Chain of Command portrays an administration blinded by ideology & a President whos made the world a more dangerous place.Introduction1.
Torture at Abu-Ghraib2. Intelligence failure3. The other war4. The Iraq hawks5. Who lied to whom?6. The secretary & the generals7. A most dangerous friend8. The Middle East after 9/11EpilogueAcknowledgmentsIndex