Enemies is the first definitive history of the FBIâ€™s secret
intelligence operations, from an author whose work on the
Pentagon and the CIA won him the Pulitzer Prize and the
National Book Award.
We think of the FBI as Americaâ€™s police force. But secret
intelligence is the Bureauâ€™s first and foremost mission.
Enemies is the story of how presidents have used the FBI as
the most formidable intelligence force in American history.
Here is the hidden history of Americaâ€™s hundred-year war on
terror. The FBI has fought against terrorists, spies, anyone
it deemed subversiveâ€”and sometimes American presidents. The
FBIâ€™s secret intelligence and surveillance techniques have
created a tug-of-war between protecting national security
and infringing upon civil liberties. It is a tension that
strains the very fabric of a free republic.