Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence - James R. Clapper, Trey Brown Unabridged (mp3/m4b音频+epub) 257.7 MBs
Written by James R. Clapper, Trey Brown Read by Mark Bramhall Format: MP3 Unabridged
The former Director of National Intelligence speaks out
When he stepped down in January 2017 as the fourth United States Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper had been President Obama’s senior intelligence advisor for six and a half years, longer than his three predecessors combined. He led the US Intelligence Community through a period that included the raid on Osama bin Laden, the Benghazi attack, the leaks of Edward Snowden, and Russia’s influence operation on the 2016 US election. In Facts and Fears, Clapper traces his career through the growing threat of cyberattacks, his relationships with presidents and Congress, and the truth about Russia’s role in the presidential election. He describes, in the wake of Snowden and WikiLeaks, his efforts to make intelligence more transparent and to push back against the suspicion that Americans’ private lives are subject to surveillance. Finally, it was living through Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and seeing how the foundations of American democracy were - and continue to be - undermined by a foreign power that led him to break with his instincts grown through more than five decades in the intelligence profession, to share his inside experience.
Clapper considers such controversial questions as, is intelligence ethical? Is it moral to intercept communications or to photograph closed societies from orbit? What are the limits of what we should be allowed to do? What protections should we give to the private citizens of the world, not to mention our fellow Americans? Is there a time that intelligence officers can lose credibility as unbiased reporters of hard truths by asserting themselves into policy decisions?
Facts and Fears offers a privileged look inside the United States intelligence community and addresses with the frankness and professionalism for which James Clapper is known some of the most difficult challenges in our nation’s history.
书籍中文简介(Translated by 百度翻译)：
书籍中文名：事实与恐惧：智慧生活中的艰难真理——James R. Clapper，Trey Brown
由James R. Clapper撰写，Trey Brown以Mark Bramhall格式阅读：MP3未删节
2017年1月，当他辞去第四位美国国家情报总监的职务时，James Clapper曾担任奥巴马总统高级情报顾问长达六年半，比他三位前任的总和还要长。他带领美国情报界经历了一段时间，包括对奥萨马·本·拉登的袭击，班加西的袭击，Edward Snowden的泄露，以及俄罗斯对2016美国大选的影响。在事实和恐惧中，克拉珀通过网络攻击、他与总统和国会的关系以及俄罗斯在总统选举中的角色的真实性来追踪他的职业生涯。在斯诺登和维基解密之后，他描述了他的努力使情报更加透明，并阻止人们怀疑美国人的私生活受到监视。最后，在2016次总统选举中，俄罗斯通过干涉，看到美国民主的基础是怎样的，并且继续被外国势力破坏，这导致他在情报教授中超过五年的本能。奉献，分享他的内心体验。