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Bin Laden's Legacy: Why We're Still Losing the War on Terror

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Why al Qaeda is winning its war against the West-and America has been playing right into its hands In the decade since 9/11, the United States has grown weaker: It has been bogged down by costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has spent billions of dollars on security to protect air travel and other transport, as well as the homeland more generally. Much of this money has ...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published July 28th 2011 by John Wiley & Sons (first published July 26th 2011)
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Jeff Emanuel
Jan 12, 2012 Jeff Emanuel rated it really liked it
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TEN YEARS HAVE passed since terrorists hijacked airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In that period, America has fought wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, carried out hundreds armed drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen (among other locations), and conducted covert operations around the world, all in the name of what President George W. Bush termed the "Global War on Terror." Terror plots and attempted attacks have been foiled, terrorist leaders have been killed or ...more
Alex
Jun 18, 2012 Alex rated it really liked it
I love reading arguments that challenge the prevailing "conventional wisdom" on any given topic -- and bought this book for just that reason. As one of the experts on terrorism I most respect, Garenstein-Ross's argument in "Bin Laden's Legacy" -- which was actually largely written prior to Bin Laden's death at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALs in May 2011 -- was intriguing. While most pundits and terrorism "experts" confidently proclaimed that Bin Laden's death was just a final nail in al-Qaeda's ...more
Sky
Nov 16, 2011 Sky rated it it was amazing
This is a great book that goes beyond the "they hate us for our freedom" trope and really attempts to outline the strategy of al Qaeda. It portrays al Qaeda as a much more strategic entity and explains how, in a lot of different ways we are playing into their strategy with our over-zealous response to any terrorist threat.

I truly can't recommend this book highly enough for anyone interested in NatSec, IR or terrorism.
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