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Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda


Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda

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    Available in PDF Format | Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda.pdf | English
    Thom Shanker(Author) George K. Wilson(Narrator)
In "Counterstrike", Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker of "The New York Times" tell the story of how a group of analysts within the Pentagon, at spy agencies, and in law enforcement have devised and carried out an innovative and effective new strategy to fight terrorism, unbeknownst to most and in sharp contrast to the war-mongering and cowboy slogans that characterized the U.S. government's public posture. Adapting themes from the classic deterrence theory that worked so effectively during the cold war, these strategies have expanded the field of battle in order to disrupt jihadist networks in ever more creative ways.

"Insightful... "Counterstrike.".. is not just another book about Sept. 11, Iraq or Afghanistan. Rather, it focuses on the various military and civilian agency responses to terrorism [with a] strong portrayal of the many unheralded United States victories.... Americans should take comfort in this book's reminder that their government can adapt to meet threats as they change, keeping them safer--if not necessarily safe--from terrorism."--Daniel Byman, " The New York Times""There is a flood of 9/11 books now coming onto the market, but "Counterstrike" by Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker of the "New York Times" should be atop the list of anyone curious about how the U.S. government has grappled with the challenges posed by al Qaeda."""Counterstrike"' provides a detailed look at the changes that have occurred and the personalities behind those decisions, as well as the complicated global chessboard of terror networks and sympathetic governments that made adaptation so vital."--"The Boston Globe""This eye-opening account of how the U.S. government has vastly upgraded its counterterrorism efforts since Sept. 11 reminds readers that while the threat from al Qaeda and its affiliates persists, so does the American will to strike back."--Joshua Sinai, "The Washington Times""In "Counterstrike," Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker, reporters for the "New York Times," warn that another catastrophic terrorist event is inevitable, but their behind-the-scenes account of the evolution of U.S. counterterrorism strategy gives officials the highest marks... "Counterstrike" is a glowing portrayal of the American intelligence community."-- Robert D. Crews, "San Francisco Chronicle""Masterful ... A fast paced, gripping story... A well reported, well written dive into the arcane world of counterterrorism over the past decade... ["Counterstrike"] is a significant contribution to our body of knowledge regarding our campaign thus far in the 'Long War' against al-Qaeda an --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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