By Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
Why al Qaeda is successful its warfare opposed to the West—and the USA has been enjoying correct into its hands
In the last decade on the grounds that September 11, the U.S. has grown weaker: it's been slowed down by way of high priced wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has spent billions of bucks on safeguard to guard air trip and different delivery, in addition to the fatherland extra usually. a lot of this funds has been channeled into efforts which are inefficient via layout and hugely bureaucratic, an absence of coordination among and one of the govt and an array of contractors making it tough to guage the go back at the huge, immense funding that we've got made in nationwide safety. in the meantime, public morale has been sapped by way of measures starting from color-coded terror signals to full-body hand searches.
Now counterterrorism professional Daveed Gartenstein-Ross info the strategic missteps the U.S. has made within the struggle opposed to al Qaeda, a gaggle that U.S. planners by no means fairly took the time to appreciate. accordingly, America's responses to the terrorist hazard have frequently unwittingly helped al Qaeda in achieving its ambitions. Gartenstein-Ross's booklet explains what the rustic needs to do now to stem the bleeding.* Explains intimately al Qaeda's technique to sap and undermine the yankee financial system, and exhibits how the USA performed into the terrorist group's palms by way of increasing the battlefield and constructing a dear place of birth safeguard paperwork that has hassle facing a nimble, adaptive foe
* Outlines how al Qaeda's fiscal plans have advanced towards an final "strategy of one thousand cuts," which consists of smaller but extra common assaults opposed to Western societies
* exhibits how the family politicization of terrorism has weakened the U.S., skewing its priorities and inflicting it to misallocate counterterrorism resources
* deals a pragmatic plan for development family resiliency opposed to terrorist assaults, and escaping the errors that experience undermined America's conflict opposed to its jihadist foes
Clearly written and powerfully argued by way of a popular counterterrorism specialist, this booklet is key interpreting for a person who desires to comprehend what al Qaeda is actually after and the way the us can thwart its goals—or aid unwittingly to accomplish them.
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