John Ashcroft’s service as attorney general began with a tumultuous confirmation battle. Then, on September 11, 2001, his job was transformed into the greatest leadership challenge an attorney general has ever faced. Highly classified intelligence briefings, secret surveillance of terror cells, and war councils with President Bush gave Ashcroft a uniquely comprehensive–and chilling–view of the threats to American security. Ashcroft breaks his silence about historic events that transpired during his term of office including the largest terrorist attack in U.S. history and the enactment and defense of the Patriot Act. NEVER AGAIN is a probing look at what Ashcroft believes will make America safe.