By James Bamford
In A Pretext for War, acclaimed writer James Bamford–whose vintage booklet The Puzzle Palace first printed the life of the nationwide safety Agency–draws on his unprecedented entry to best intelligence resources to supply a devastating expos? of the intelligence group and the Bush management.
A Pretext for War reveals the systematic weaknesses in the back of the failure to notice or hinder the Sept. 11 assaults, and info the Bush administration’s next misuse of intelligence to promote preemptive conflict to the yankee humans. full of unparalleled new revelations, from the websites of “undisclosed locations” to the particular resources of America’s heart East coverage, A Pretext for War is crucial interpreting for an individual excited by the safety of the USA.
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Her superiors responded by subjecting her to disciplinary proceedings and only after what Halford describes as two years of vilification and humiliation in an attempt to make her drop the case, culminating in two weeks’ gruelling cross-examination in the tribunal, did they agree to settle. In exchange for £15,000, she was to take early retirement on ‘medical grounds’ with a full pension. The case, which had seemed quite straightforward at the outset, had absorbed more than half the EOC’s annual legal budget and deprived Ms Halford of the career she loved, all because she had dared to try to climb the ‘greasy pole’ (Halford 1993).
One year later, Pauline Clare became Britain’s first woman Chief Constable, appointed to head the Lancashire force. The rank of DCC, Police culture and its contradictions 35 along with the rank of Chief Superintendent, has since been abolished in England and Wales and Ms Neville has been promoted to the post of Chief Constable of Wiltshire. By 1997, there were still only nine women members of the ACPO compared with some 250 men. Despite all the recruitment drives, women still represent only 14 per cent of the total force and are concentrated at the bottom of the hierarchy.
Unfortunately, the way that the evidence had been presented at the first tribunal hearing meant that it was not possible to argue the employerliability issue in the way that it should have been argued. Statements of fact agreed by both parties at the outset of the proceedings meant that Police culture and its contradictions 43 key questions, such as the alleged complicity of a senior officer in encouraging the assailant to accept a bet to try and ‘have’ WPC Waters, and the extent to which the police are required to take responsibility for incidents occurring in the section house, could not be raised.
A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies by James Bamford