The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right [NOOK Book]

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The authors of the bestseller The Age of Sacred Terror show how the United States is losing the war on terror and what we need to do if we're serious about winning it.

We are losing. Four years and two wars after September 11, 2001, the United States is no closer to victory in the "war on terror." In fact, we are unwittingly clearing the way for the next attack.

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The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right

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Overview



The authors of the bestseller The Age of Sacred Terror show how the United States is losing the war on terror and what we need to do if we're serious about winning it.

We are losing. Four years and two wars after September 11, 2001, the United States is no closer to victory in the "war on terror." In fact, we are unwittingly clearing the way for the next attack.

In this provocative new book, Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon show how the terrorist threat is evolving, with a broadening array of tactics, an army of new fighters and, most ominously, a widening base of support in the global Muslim community. The jihadist movement has been galvanized by the example of 9/11 and the missteps of the U.S. government, which has consistently failed to understand the nature of the new terror. Left on this trajectory, much worse faces us in the near future.

It doesn't have to be this way. The Next Attack makes the case that America has the capacity to stem the tide of Islamic terrorism, but Benjamin and Simon caution that this will require a far-reaching and creative new strategy, one that recognizes that the struggle has been over-militarized and that a campaign for reform must be more than rhetoric and less than bayonets. And they point out how America's increasing tendency to frame the conflict in religious terms has undermined our ability to advance our interests.
Is America is truly equipped to do what is necessary to combat Islamist terrorism, or are we too blinded by our own ideology? The answer to that question will determine how secure we will truly be, in the years and decades to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466803251
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/25/2006
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 444 KB

Meet the Author



DANIEL BENJAMIN is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He previously served as director for counterterrorism on the National Security Council staff and as special assistant and foreign-policy speechwriter for President Clinton. He is a former Berlin bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal and foreign correspondent for Time. He is a graduate of Harvard and Oxford universities.

STEVEN SIMON teaches at Georgetown University, having previously been assistant director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. He served on the National Security Council staff for five years following a career at the U.S. Department of State in Middle Eastern security affairs. He holds degrees from Columbia, Harvard, and Princeton and was an international affairs fellow at Oxford.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2007

    The Next Attack

    Review by Tim Poss of The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting It Right by Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon (Henry Holt Company, LLC, 2006) There have been many books since the September 11th attacks but this one separates itself from the others. The Next Attack really makes the reader think about what the government is really doing about terrorism. This book is very informative relating to the terrorist threats in the world today. Benjamin and Simon elaborate how we are losing after September 11th attacks. The Bush administration does not know how to deal with the ¿War on Terror¿ the right way. Benjamin and Simon also discuss how the Bush administration¿s counterterrorism efforts should be rethought.. These men clearly have a great idea of what type of security we should be focusing on for the safety of the American people. The purpose of this book is to inform the people on how the terrorist threat have changed since September 11th as well as how America is trying to counteract this terrorism which has transformed. This book will really get the reader to open your eyes and see what is going on around today and also in the Middle East. The authors also inform us how the internet is now a big part of the changes in terrorism technology. The internet is becoming a recruiting device as well in today¿s society. The internet is also used as a recruiting device. They also want to inform people how the current administration could be doing a far better job. There are many loopholes in our government and we are more vulnerable than most people actually think. The Next Attack shows how the Bush administration is not protecting to its fullest. For example the This book explains a large amount of what is going on with our security, the western relations with the Muslims, Iraq, radical Islam¿s, as well as the threats and errors. This book explains how the Bush administration has made the Muslim and U.S. relationship even worse than before September 11th. It is also gives great detail of information describing the rise of Islamic radicalism. 'It is simply no longer possible to maintain that the United States is winning the war on terror' (pg 126). They argue how there is going to be another attack because of all the flaws in our government¿s security system. These flaws that they talk about in this book are so clear through their vivid description. It is a must read if you want to learn about our homeland security and these relationships with the west. Benjamin and Simon are former members of the National Security Council under former President Clinton. Steven Simon worked for the U.S. Department of State in Middle Eastern security affairs and following that was on the National Security Council staff for five years as well. Daniel Benjamin was a foreign policy speechwriter, special assistant, and also worked for the National Security Council staff as a director for counterterrorism. These men knew classified information and know the different aspects of terrorism. In this book Benjamin and Simon put most of the blame on President Bush. There may be some bias in this book because Benjamin and Simon worked under former President Clinton and may have partisan views (Democratic). They could have some bias leaning towards the democratic view. These men overall know their facts, and this is a book that should not be passed up, if looking for a book relating to terrorism and the holes in our defense. This book is a must read book because it fills you in on terrorism in so many different ways. It shows signs of the jihad¿s threat that is beginning to get larger. Although the United States as a nation is not worrying about the threat and it is fading in their thoughts. The relationship with the Muslim world has taken a large step back. The Jihad¿s think that the United States is trying to oppress the Muslim community rather than compromising and even befriendin

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