Review: Wedge–The Secret War Between the FBI and CIA

5 Star, Executive (Partisan Failure, Reform), Intelligence (Government/Secret)

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5.0 out of 5 stars FBI and CIA at War With One Another–Hurting America,

April 8, 2000
Mark Riebling
I cannot do this book justice, other than to say that I had never understood the depth and stupidity of the bureaucratic hostility between the FBI and the CIA-mostly the fault of the CIA these days but certainly inspired in part by Hoover in the early days-until I read this book; and that it should be required reading for every senior CIA manager. From the FBI’s failure to communicate its very early knowledge of Japanese collection requirement on Pearl Harbor via the Germans, to the assassination of President Kennedy, the World Trade Center bombing and the Aldrich Ames case, this book makes me ashamed and angry about how bureaucracy and secrecy subvert loyalty, integrity, and common professional sense on both sides of this “wedgie” contest.
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