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The Resource Operation Shakespeare : the true story of an elite international sting, John Shiffman

Operation Shakespeare : the true story of an elite international sting, John Shiffman

Label
Operation Shakespeare : the true story of an elite international sting
Title
Operation Shakespeare
Title remainder
the true story of an elite international sting
Statement of responsibility
John Shiffman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A Pulitzer Prize finalist presents the rare and intimate narrative of a daring national security sting designed to protect US soldiers, sailors, and pilots from the greatest danger they face on the battlefield--an enemy equipped with American-made weapons and technology. In Operation Shakespeare, investigative journalist John Shiffman traces an audacious and high-risk undercover operation--from Philadelphia to Shiraz to London to Beverly Hills to Tbilisi and Dubai. The sting is launched by an elite undercover Homeland Security unit created to stop the Iranians, Russians, Chinese, Pakistanis, and North Koreans from acquiring sophisticated American-made electronics capable of guiding missiles, jamming radar, and triggering countless weapons--from wireless IEDs to nuclear bombs. The US agents must outwit not only enemy brokers, but American manufacturers and global bankers too willing to put profit over national security. The three-year sting in Operation Shakespeare climaxes when the US agents lure the Iranian broker to a former Soviet republic with the promise of American-made radar, fighter-jet and missile components, then secretly drag him back to the United States, where he is held in secret for two years. The laptop the Iranian carries into the sting provides the CIA with a treasure trove, a virtual roadmap to Tehran's clandestine effort to obtain US military technology. Tenacious, richly detailed, broad in scope, and emotionally powerful--and boasting unprecedented access to the government agents fighting this shadow war, as well as the captured Iranian arms broker--Operation Shakespeare is a fast-paced and masterful account of the covert effort to preserve American military supremacy, and to protect US troops"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Shiffman, John
Dewey number
338.973/06
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
T174.3
LC item number
.S58 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Operation Shakespeare, 2004-2009
  • Technology transfer
  • Undercover operations
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Terrorism
  • National security
  • Intelligence service
  • United States
Label
Operation Shakespeare : the true story of an elite international sting, John Shiffman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Map on lining papers
  • "This book grew out of a series of articles by the author that was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781451655131
Lccn
2013037116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2013037116
  • 1377238
Label
Operation Shakespeare : the true story of an elite international sting, John Shiffman
Publication
Note
  • Map on lining papers
  • "This book grew out of a series of articles by the author that was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781451655131
Lccn
2013037116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2013037116
  • 1377238

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