Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power

Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power

David E. Sanger

"This astonishingly revealing insider's account of the Obama administration's overseas coverage method is a triumph." —Foreign Affairs 

President Obama's management got here to place of work with the area on fireplace. Confront and Conceal is the tale of the way, in his first time period, Obama secretly used the main cutting edge guns and instruments of yank strength, together with our such a lot sophisticated—and nonetheless unacknowledged—arsenal of cyberweapons, geared toward Iran's nuclear program. 

   Washington and the realm have been rocked by way of Confront and Conceal, which matches deep into the placement Room as Obama questions no matter if this new weapon can sluggish Iran and steer clear of a war—or even if it is going to create blowback, because the Iranians and others retaliate with cyberattacks at the usa. It describes how the bin encumbered raid worsened the dysfunctional courting with Pakistan, and the way Obama's early idealism approximately combating a "war of necessity" in Afghanistan speedy became to fatigue, frustration, and now withdrawal. because the global seeks to appreciate how Obama will do something about nationalistic leaders in Beijing, a North Korea bent on constructing a nuclear weapon which may achieve American beaches, and an Arab international the place promising revolutions grew to become to chaos, Confront and Conceal—with an up-to-date epilogue for this paperback edition—provides an unflinching account of those complicated years of presidential fight, within which America's skill to exert regulate grows ever extra elusive.

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