|About the Book|
KH601 is the astonishing true account of a veteran CIA covert operations officer who witnessed the rise of global terrorism first hand. It is a fascinating, behind the scenes, riveting book that details some of the most successful operations in theMoreKH601 is the astonishing true account of a veteran CIA covert operations officer who witnessed the rise of global terrorism first hand. It is a fascinating, behind the scenes, riveting book that details some of the most successful operations in the annals of the Agency- stories told, until now, only within the hallowed halls of the CIA. The book races from stories about the CIA supported Contra Program in Central America (including the only photographs ever taken of Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) William Caseys visit to Honduras in 1986), to the newly established Counterterrorism Center, to the first Iraq War, to the war in Bosnia. KH601 paints a chilling picture of the rise of Al-Qaeda and the events leading up to 9/11, provides a firsthand account of CIA operations inside Afghanistan, and shares details of the worldwide plan to fight terrorism. Enthralling and compelling, KH601 reveals, for the first time, the behind the scenes story surrounding the creation, initially, of the Office of Homeland Security soon after 9/11, the Homeland Security Council, and then the creation of the Department of Homeland of Security as part of the largest U.S. government reorganization in the past 50 years. About the Author Richard Irwin is a former Senior Special Operations Program Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He served in several Central American and European posts, gaining extensive experience in dealing with foreign governments. His skills in this arena were further honed through his work with US federal, state and local law enforcement departments and agencies. These include the Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the Homeland Security Council and the National Security Council at the White House. Mr. Irwin is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and French.