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Michael V. Hayden Book Review: Playing to the Edge – American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

Michael V. Hayden Book Review: Playing to the Edge - American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

Publisher: Penguin Pages: 464 Price: Rs. 499 The memoirs of the American intelligence operative who headed the NSA, the world’s most potent electronic surveillance agency, and then the CIA in the dangerous decade when his country faced its biggest terror attack and went on a worldwide hunt against the conspirators would seem to make fascinating reading. They do – but …

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Matthew Palmer Book Review: Secrets of State

Matthew Palmer Book Review: Secrets of State

Publisher: G.P. Putnams Sons/Penguin Random House Pages: 448 Price: Rs 399 India, losing its patience over continuing acts of hostility emanating from its neighbour, and Pakistan, where jihadi elements are gaining primacy, seem to be drifting towards war and an audacious terror operation seems to make it a certainty. But is it just the inimical forces responsible for what is …

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Hollywood Action Thriller film: Jason Bourne Movie Review

2016 Hollywood Action Thriller film: Jason Bourne Movie Review

CAST: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles, Riz Ahmed DIRECTION: Paul Greengrass GENRE: Action / Thriller DURATION: 2 hours 3 minutes Jason Bourne Movie Review Hollywood honchos are constantly trying to put a new spin on action-film franchises that have reached a narrative dead end. They rehash plotlines, but the outcome stays largely the same …

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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie Produced by: J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Tom Cruise, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger Screenplay by: Christopher McQuarrie Story by: Christopher McQuarrie, Drew Pearce Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin Music by: Joe Kraemer This is the fifth installment of Mission Impossible, Rogue Nation, the original …

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What is the Bay of Pigs invasion?

The Bay of Pigs Invasion was an unsuccessful action by a CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba, with support and encouragement from the US government, in an attempt to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. The invasion was launched in April 1961, less than three months after John F. Kennedy assumed the presidency in the United …

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