Five Front War: The Better Way to Fight Global Jihad

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A comprehensive look at the War on Terror and the best way to a safer future

Scholar Daniel Byman offers a new approach to fighting the war on terrorism. He convincingly argues that two of the main solutions to terrorism offered by politicians-military intervention and the democratization of the Arab world-shouldn't even be our top priorities. Instead, he presents a fresh way to face intelligence and law enforcement challenges ahead: conduct counterinsurgency operations, ...

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Overview

A comprehensive look at the War on Terror and the best way to a safer future

Scholar Daniel Byman offers a new approach to fighting the war on terrorism. He convincingly argues that two of the main solutions to terrorism offered by politicians-military intervention and the democratization of the Arab world-shouldn't even be our top priorities. Instead, he presents a fresh way to face intelligence and law enforcement challenges ahead: conduct counterinsurgency operations, undermine al-Qaeda's ideology, selectively push for reforms, and build key lasting alliances.

Daniel Byman (Washington, DC) directs the Security Studies Program and the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University. He is a Senior Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and also served on the 9/11 Commission. He regularly writes about terrorism and the Middle East for the Washington Post, Slate, and other publications.

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"An impressively comprehensive analysis of one of the most formidable security challenges of our time. Its authoritative policy recommendations are as timely as they are compelling."--Bruce Hoffman, Senior Fellow, Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy

"Daniel Byman writes with the access and intimacy of an insider and the critical, dispassionate eye of an outsider. At a time when the sky does, indeed, appear to be falling, he offers us hopeful, realistic solutions for defeating terrorism. The Five Front War should be required reading for scholars, soldiers, and citizens searching for the way ahead."--Dana Priest, national security correspondent, The Washington Post

"Daniel Byman lays out a series of cogent, well argued strategies to prevail in the struggle against violent jihadists in The Five Front War that will be of considerable interest to policy makers, journalists, and the interested public alike. An important and well written addition to the field."--Peter Bergen, author of Holy War, Inc. and The Osama bin Laden I Know

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471788348
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/19/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,317,870
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Byman is the Director of the Security Studies Program and the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University. He is a Senior Fellow at The Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, and also served on the 9/11 Commission. He writes regularly about terrorism and the Middle East for Slate, Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, and numerous other publications.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1. The Faces of the Adversary.

Chapter 2. What is Victory and How Do We Achieve It?

Chapter 3. Tracking Down and Disrupting Terrorists.

Chapter 4. Killing Terrorists.

Chapter 5. Defending the Homeland without Overreacting.

Chapter 6. Fighting Terrorism with Democracy?

Chapter 7. The War of Ideas.

Chapter 8. Diplomacy.

Chapter 9. The Iraq Dilemma.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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