Barry Eisler

The Detachment


The president’s assassination list, including American citizens, and in the Washington Post

The president’s claimed power to indefinitely imprison American citizens without charge, trial, or conviction

Coup plots in Turkey, and in The Guardian

A BBC documentary on Operation Gladio

Behind TV Analysts, the Pentagon’s Hidden Hand

The metastasis of Top Secret America

Golden parachutes for top military brass becoming defense contractors

Anti-Islamic Center fervor produces a radical Islam PR bonanza

Excellent run-down of Israel’s botched Dubai hit

Domestic use of drones equipped with night vision, infrared, and thermal imaging

Drone aircraft used for domestic surveillance

The August 6, 2001 President’s Daily Brief warning “Bin Laden Determined To Strike in U.S.”

The growing public/private domestic surveillance partnership

JSOC, The Knights of Malta, and crusader challenge coins

Attempted coup against Franklin Roosevelt, and Congressional Committee to investigate

TSA doing searches at trains, buses, etc. Even cars

The New York Times spikes stories when the government asks it to, also on and

The Salt Pit

Camp No

The Beslan school hostage crisis

The government’s astonishingly weak and shoddy case against the anthrax suspects

George Carlin’s more-relevant-than-ever take on who owns America and what they want

Why is John Rain so paranoid about mobile phone tracking?

Horton’s speech in the Rose Garden draws on certain rhetorical techniques described in more detail in The Ass Is A Poor Receptacle For The Head

And for a real life equivalent in Norway

Novel Air Capability, the inspiration for the drone in the book

A real world example of the way narrative is used to shape public perceptions of terrorism

Dox’s Knight’s Armament SR-25 sniper rifle in action

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