Rumsfeld's War: The Untold Story of America's Anti-Terrorist Commander [NOOK Book]

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The man in the cockpit fighting the war on terror.

When terrorists crashed a plane into the Pentagon, he was there—helping carry the wounded to safety. And he’s been there—leading the war on terror, directing its operations around the world in both open and covert missions, and bluntly focusing on one primary goal: killing terrorists. He is Donald Rumsfeld. His great fear was a second Pearl Harbor. When it happened on September 11, 2001, he led...

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Rumsfeld's War: The Untold Story of America's Anti-Terrorist Commander

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Overview

The man in the cockpit fighting the war on terror.

When terrorists crashed a plane into the Pentagon, he was there—helping carry the wounded to safety. And he’s been there—leading the war on terror, directing its operations around the world in both open and covert missions, and bluntly focusing on one primary goal: killing terrorists. He is Donald Rumsfeld. His great fear was a second Pearl Harbor. When it happened on September 11, 2001, he led the charge to make sure it never happens again.

This book takes you inside Rumsfeld’s Pentagon, detailing the far-sighted, courageous decisions he has made to enable our military to fight this most unconventional of wars. Rowan Scarborough, veteran national security reporter for the Washington Times, has had access to Rumsfeld himself as well as to numerous never-before-released documents that show not only how Rumsfeld is fighting the war, but how he is fighting the bureaucracy and remaking the American military, shifting the focus from the ingrained “can’t-do” bureaucracy to the special operations Green Berets, SEALs, and others who live by “can-do.”

Many of Rumsfeld’s hard-won victories are revealed here for the first time. Scarborough interviewed scores of Rumsfeld’s friends and colleagues, including former president Gerald Ford, economist Arthur Laffer, former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and many military personnel. He also provides details of some highly secretive Pentagon operations—carried out under Rumsfeld’s supervision by groups that most Americans don’t even know exist. In addition, Scarborough offers an enlightening comparison between Rumsfeld’s decisiveness and willingness to act and declare a war on terror and the Clinton administration’s lassitude, distraction, and treatment of terrorism as a law enforcement issue during al Qaeda’s astonishingly rapid rise in the 1990s.

Scarborough concludes that history will surely judge Rumsfeld as “one of America’s most important defense leaders.” Rumsfeld’s War reveals why—and how much of the bold new military strategy and vision that we are implementing now in the war on terror we owe to one brilliant, brave, and tenacious man: Donald Rumsfeld.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621571346
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 676,028
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author


ROWAN SCARBOROUGH has covered the Pentagon for the Washington Times for fifteen years and is one of the most respected-and newsbreaking-defense reporters in the country...

Alan Sklar is the winner of several AudioFile Earphones Awards and a multiple finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by AudioFile magazine, his work has twice earned him a Booklist Editors' Choice Award, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by ForeWord magazine.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 Rumsfeld declares war
Ch. 2 Toppling the Taliban and Saddam, too
Ch. 3 Rumsfeld the man
Ch. 4 Rumsfeld returns
Ch. 5 Rumsfeld the manager
Ch. 6 Combating future threats an assessment
Appendix
Acknowledgments
Index
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  • Posted January 4, 2009

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    Insightful & Intelligent

    To anyone that has truly studied this book, it is clear there is much information-gathering, data analysis, and decision-making taking place that the media and the general public are not privy to, as it should be. Rumsfeld is intelligent and passionate about defending his country and he served us, at our elected President's request, with honor and dignity. An excellent read and highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2007

    Pure Hogwash

    Ask anyone who was there. Rumsfeld was a micromanaging loser who punished the general officers he should have listened to and rewarded the ones who rolled over. As the facts continue to emerge, the outrage of the American people will render the all-volunteer military obsolete.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2005

    Outstanding

    This was a good read. Lots of information. Definitely worth bumping to the top of your reading list.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2004

    Paul

    How can the American people ever believe anything this man says or anything written about him? His command of our country has been a disgrace and this book, inadvertantly, proves that point. I'm sick of this country, and this man is why. See you in Canada.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2004

    Brilliance, and his fight for restructure.

    The book is very well written and uses documentable facts and secret documents to illustrate Rumsfeld's internal head-butting with his colleagues in the Bush staff. The conflicts in point of view arose because of his attempts to show us (and the rest of the world) that a new enemy had forced us to find a new way for engaging in military conflicts, and for the war on terror. Like him or not, Rumsfeld is a brilliant and inquisitive mind, who is not afraid to go against the grain to both prove his point, and to protect this nation. Rowan Scarborough provided depth views, to many of the public 'issues' that were only covered on the surface by the media.

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