“The attacks as well as the strategy in this novel are based upon a disturbing blueprint designed to assist in and encourage the destruction of America. This blueprint, entitled 'Unrestricted Warfare', is real....Many of the vulnerabilities depicted in this novel continue to exist.”
“While there were countless patriotic men and women still left at Langley, the institutionalized bureaucracy made it all but impossible for them to effectively do their jobs. The bureaucracy had become risk-averse. Even more troubling was the fact that the CIA now subcontracted its actual spy work to other countries' intelligence services.”
“PROMIS worked 24/7, looking for correlations between people, places, and organizations. it was brilliantly adept at accessing proprietary databases like those of banks, credit card companies, e-mail providers, phone companies, and other utilities. Running complex algorithms, it built detailed relationship trees outlining a subject's every move whom they knew, and with whom they interacted.”
“The Total Information Paradigm took PROMIS and wedded it with artificial intelligence. At that moment, the intelligence-gathering capabilities of the world's intel agencies went supernova. It was going from Prius to a Lamborghini. Not only could TIP think like a person, it was alleged that it could actually anticipate human behavior.”
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