Item description for Betrayal : How the Clinton Administration Undermined American Security by Bill Gertz...
Overview The Washington Times defense correspondent lays bare the Clinton administration's politicking at the expense of national security, including details of technology deals with Russia and China that he believes compromised American national interests. IP.
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Studio: Regnery Publishing, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.75" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date May 28, 1999
Publisher Regnery Publishing, Inc.
ISBN 0895263173 ISBN13 9780895263179
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More About Bill Gertz
Bill Gertz is the defense and national security reporter for the "Washington Times" and the author of the "New York Times" bestsellers "Treachery," "Breakdown," and "Betrayal," He is also an analyst for Fox News and has been interviewed on many television and radio programs, including "This Week," "John McLaughlin's One on One," "Hannity & Colmes," "The O'Reilly Factor," and "The Rush Limbaugh Show," He has lectured at the FBI Academy and the National Defense University. Gertz lives with his family near Washington, D.C.
Bill Gertz currently resides in Washington, in the state of District Of Columbia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Betrayal : How the Clinton Administration Undermined American Security?
Chinese Loving Clinton Aug 19, 2007
Bottom line, if you are interested in national security and policy, this is a great book to read. I am one of those people who love Bill Gertz as an author but hate him as a reporter. On one hand I think some of what he publishes should not be making it out into the public, for national security reasons, and on the other we need to see the truth. I really enjoyed this book because it points out all of the things that went on behind the scenes of the Clinton administration.
Hillary's supporters need to read this book! WJ Clinton was one of the worst defense Presidents the US has ever had and will be even for the foreseeable future. He managed to take a strong modern military (built up by Regan and Bush) and destroy its capabilities.
The only thing stopping me from giving it 5 stars is that he sometimes seems to be spending a lot of energy on personal attacks against President Clinton. Granted, that is the gist of the book, but the arguments do seem a bit lopsided at times. In short, it gets a bit `ranty'.
Although I think Mr. Gertz needs to get some scruples as a reporter...in reality we need him to continue his digging.
Lackluster but marginally revealing... Sep 19, 2004
This is a Washington Times correspondant's look at Clinton Administration boon-doggles from overtures to the Red Chinese to foolish nuclear aid programs to North Korea. Succinctly stated Gertz indicts the former Clinton administration for it's blind eye on vital national security issues. Though, at times it seems trifling and it seems Gertz is fishing for intrigue. Since the highlight of the book is a spying Russian naval vessel blinding an American with a laser, I was kind of bored. But I still found some of the content redeeming.
Pretty Pernicious stuff May 21, 2004
I am beginning to hate to read these books about President Clinton because it seems that everything he did as the President was to line his pockets.
In this one it starts out with a story that seems only mildly related with the lasers which was interesting. The next ones with the dealings with China makes you think that he did the sex stuff just to cause a diversion from what he was really doing. I could not believe how far his administration would go before they would put any sanctions on China considering they were selling all their nuclear secrets to Pakistan. China paid for him to get reelected.
It seemed like all the aerospace companies were hooked into this and they must have paid President.
The dealings with Russia seem to make Clinton out to be a fool allowing them to use the money to rebuild their country to build new nuclear weapons facilities. Then to let them stop us from creating a missile defense system so that they could sell Russia missile defense systems around the world. Finally we let them sell nuclear secrets to Iraq.
Did the Clinton administration think that no one would notice??? I just don't under stand.
I you want to see some shady dealing with the Clinton administration on foreign policy you will enjoy this book if you are a Clinton support get those spin stories ready.
Accurate portrayal of a moral relativist former President. May 18, 2003
Bill Gertz is probably the foremost authority in the United States on American-Chinese relations. During the Clinton years Gertz kept America informed, through his brilliant articles in The Washington Times, regarding the Administration's ill-advised "policy of engagement" with China, a policy which, at the end of Clinton's eight years in office, had served to permit China to aid rogue nations in the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and to improve its arsenal of ICBMs, many of which were aimed at us, while aiding Mr. Clinton's Hollywood contributors and several unscrupulous high-tech corporations as they developed markets in China for their products. As the author of "The China Connection," I was particularly interested in Gertz's carefully researched Chapter 5, "The Long March Forward" in which he describes how several American high-tech corporations, all huge contributors to the Democratic National Committee and to the Clinton Re-Election campaign, enabled the Chinese to not only greatly improve their commercial space launchers, but also to make their nuclear-tipped intercontinetal ballistic missiles more reliable. In my novel, "The China Connection" meticulously researched fact-based fiction, I show, through the actions and dialogue of characters, most of them based upon real people, the bankrupt moral and political philosophy behind the Clinton Administration in this area. I explain how moral relativism combined with political expediency can be dangerous characteristics when joined in politicians and others in positions of power who lack high moral standards. Yes! Character does count, and so does integrity, when electing our leaders. I recommend "Betrayal" highly. After you've finished, I suggest picking up "The China Connection" as a painless, even enjoyable way of learning about the problem of moral relativism and how the actions of our former president strengthened the Chinese and endangered America during his years as president and far into the future.
Chinese threat Oct 6, 2002
This book makes readers think long and hard about the very real Chinese military and economic threat to America and freedom around the world. I believe the threat is much, much greater than that posed by the little rogue states like North Korea and Cuba (although they are sinister enough). China has a powerful - and still growing - economy, the largest population in the world and, perhaps most dangerously, extremely ethno-nationalistic (and well-organized) overseas communities around the world.
Never mind the friendly smiles presented to visiting U.S. businessmen and politicians. China is going to be our long-term enemy, and we had better be ready to deal with it