The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right

The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right by Daniel Benjamin, Steven Simon epub pdf fb2

Title: The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right
Author: Daniel Benjamin, Steven Simon
ISBN10: 080508133X
ISBN13: 978-0805081336
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks (July 25, 2006)
Language: English
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Size PDF: 1643 kb
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Rating: 4.8/5
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Pages: 368 pages
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The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right by Daniel Benjamin, Steven Simon


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"A persuasive and utterly frightening picture of the current state of America's war on terror."―Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

We are losing. Five years after the September 11 attacks, America finds its strategic position deteriorating in the global war on terror. In The Next Attack, former White House counterterrorism experts Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon show how the terrorist threat has evolved since 9/11 and how America has undermined its own goals, not only in the ill-considered invasion and occupation of Iraq but also through our failure to understand the jihadists' ideology. Our actions have confirmed Osama bin Laden's message in the eyes of disaffected Muslims in the Middle East, Europe, and elsewhere, and in doing so, we are clearing the way for the next attack.

Benjamin and Simon argue that America needs a far-reaching and creative new strategy in combating Islamic radicalism, one that recognizes the costs of over-militarizing the battle against terror while setting realistic priorities for homeland security. And in a new afterword, they show how the ideological conflict is deepening and spreading across an increasingly radicalized Muslim world. We ignore this warning at our peril.