Juan Zarate: "Treasury's War: The Unleashing Of A New Era Of Financial Warfare"

Juan Zarate: "Treasury's War: The Unleashing Of A New Era Of Financial Warfare"

Former senior Treasury and White House official Juan Zarate gives an insider's view of how America developed a financial warfare program in the wake of 9/11.

Financial power and economic influence have served as weapons since the dawn of warfare. Twelve years ago, in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. unleashed a financial warfare campaign unprecedented in reach and effectiveness. Faced with nontraditional enemies and threats, the U.S. leveraged America’s place in the global financial system to disrupt, dismantle and deter the flow of illicit financing around the world. Former Treasury Department official Juan Zarate on the financial strategies used to fight terrorists and what the U.S. must do to maintain its power in the future.

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Juan Zarate

a former deputy national security adviser and assistant secretary of the Treasury in the George W. Bush administration, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, senior national security analyst at CBS News and visiting lecturer at Harvard Law School.

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Excerpt from "Treasury's War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare" by Juan Zarate. Copyright 2013 by Juan Zarate. Reprinted here by permission of PublicAffairs. All rights reserved.

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