Betrayal: How the Clinton Administration Undermined American Security, by Bill Gertz, Regnery, May 1999. Bill Gertz, uses his extensive sources within the government and (unfortunate -- ed. opinion) access to confidential documents in this sensational book. A 3-part series taken from the book appeared in the Washington Times. The book was also reviewed on the Op Ed page of the WTimes. The Justice Department reportedly has considered bringing charges against Gertz for some of his revelations, but this will most likely come to nothing, as such a prosecution would draw further attention to the book and imply that the allegations are factually correct - - something that can now only be inferred, but not taken for granted.
"Betrayal" includes allegations that China stole US nuclear secrets and actually tested a neutron bomb as a result; that China and Pakistan hoodwinked the US on their collaboration on nuclear weapons development; that US policy covered up North Korean nuclear weapons development; that the growing instability in Russia's nuclear establishment endangers US security; that the Administration's anti-ballistic missile defense politics are deceptive; and that there was a 'cover-up' of the alleged incident where a Navy Lieutenant was "lazed" by a Russian merchant ship. And the list goes on from there. (courtesy JohnMac & J. Goulden) (RoyJ)
Reviewed in AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #20-99, May 19, 1999
Bill Gertz, Betrayal: How the Clinton Administration Undermined American Security, Regnery, May 1999. Washington Times intelligence reporter, Bill Gertz, uses his extensive sources within the government andunrivaled access to confidential documents in this sensational exposé. A 3-part series taken from the book appeared in the Washington Times May 16, 17 and 18. In the words of former Clinton DCI James Woolsey: "When I was DCI, Bill [Gertz] used to drive me crazy because I couldn't figure out where the leaks were coming from. Now....I read him religiously to find out what's going on."
Reviewed in AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #21-99, 28 May 1999
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