By John Shiffman
On today’s high-tech battlefields, the main deadly guns are usually not the massive ones, yet fairly those which are sufficiently small to be smuggled inside of a pack of chewing gum. Microchips. Gyroscopes. Radar-cloaking and night-vision know-how. constructed and synthetic within the usa at outstanding rate, those tiny guns of war—which can consultant missiles, see via partitions, and set off whatever from a instant IED to a nuclear weapon—are what at present supply the U.S. its army virtue. regrettably, they're more and more being came across within the palms of our enemies.
In Operation Shakespeare, Pulitzer Prize finalist John Shiffman tells the real tale of an complex sting operation introduced via an elite fatherland safeguard workforce that used to be created to forestall Iran, Russia, China, and North Korea from stealing U.S. army know-how. the edge, codenamed Operation Shakespeare to conceal its actual nature, pursuits an Iranian hands dealer who works on behalf of Tehran. Over the process 3 years, the yankee brokers cross undercover to outwit not just the Iranian, yet U.S. safety contractors and bankers keen to place revenue over nationwide protection. The chase strikes around the globe, from Philadelphia to Shiraz, London to Dubai, Beverly Hills to Tbilisi. A mysterious British informant is helping the U.S. staff trap the Iranian to a former Soviet republic. The Iranian walks into the edge sporting a pc containing a street map to Tehran’s mystery army plans. because the usa attempts to deliver the Iranian to justice, his personal executive plots to assassinate him, scared of what he may possibly reveal.
More than an exhilarating cat-and-mouse chase, Operation Shakespeare opens our eyes to an unlimited mystery warfare the USA is waging around the globe. How does rocket assistance know-how that's synthetic in California finish up within the fingers of terrorists in Lebanon? How do IED triggers shuttle from the factories of Arizona to insurgents at the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan? as well as answering questions like those, Operation Shakespeare unearths what number of the world’s largest banks have systematically helped enemy states hide trillions of greenbacks’ worthy of twine transactions over the last a long time. Shiffman additionally bares others who placed earnings over U.S. troops, together with an immense company that arms evening imaginative and prescient secrets and techniques to China and an American scientist who is helping Beijing boost stealth technology.
Tenacious, richly precise, and boasting extraordinary entry to either the Iranian dealer and the U.S. brokers who stuck him, Operation Shakespeare combines the rigor of the simplest investigative journalism with the drama of Homeland. the result's a fast moving, masterful account of a little-explored entrance within the nationwide safety wars: the covert fight to maintain American army supremacy and safeguard U.S. troops.