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By all means available : memoirs of a life in intelligence, special operations, and strategy / Michael G. Vickers.


"A vivid narrative of a life in intelligence and special operations, from the Cold War to the war on terror. In 1984, Michael Vickers took charge of the CIA's secret campaign against the Soviets in Afghanistan. Inheriting a strategy aimed at imposing costs on Russia, Vickers transformed the campaign into an all-out effort to help the Afghans win their war. More than any other American, he was responsible for the outcome in Afghanistan that led to the end of the Cold War. In By All Means Available, Vickers recounts his remarkable career, from his days as a Green Beret to his vision for victory in Afghanistan to his role in waging America's war on terror at the highest levels in government. In captivating detail, he depicts his years in Special Forces, revealing how those experiences directly influenced his approach to shaping policy, and offers a deeply informed analysis of the greatest challenges facing America today. This is a riveting and illuminating insider's account of the military and intelligence worlds at every level"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781101947708
  • ISBN: 1101947705
  • Physical Description: 559 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Index (pages 529-559).
Subject: Vickers, Michael G.
United States. Department of Defense > Officials and employees > Biography.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency > Biography.
United States. Army. Special Forces > Biography.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 > Personal narratives, American.
Terrorism > United States > Prevention > History.
Special operations (Military science) > United States > History.
National security > United States > History.
Afghanistan > History > Soviet occupation, 1979-1989 > Personal narratives, American.

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  • 7 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Reynolds County Library District.


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