To Prevail: An American Strategy for the Campaign Against Terrorism

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This book takes readers beyond the hourly headlines and day-to-day dramas of the post September 11 environment and helps them to think about the medium and long term implications of the new terroist threat. Despite the recent successes in Afghanistan and the courageous response to the September events, the fundamental conclusion of this work is that the years ahead will be among the most difficult in the long life of our nation. The authors present a comprehensive look at the areas in which new choices and hard decisions must be made from strenghening law enforcement and inteligence to sustaining a sense of American purpose and devising tailored strategies for key regions of the world. The book's analysis was informed by the work of the CSIS Task Force on Terrorism, drawing on the full range of CSIS expertise in terrorism, national and international security, regional studies, and religion.
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What People Are Saying

William Cohen
Michele Flournoy and Kurt Campbell are two extremely gifted thinkers and analysts who have given us a book that is important reading for anyone who wishes to fully appreciate the nuances and complexities of the post-September 11 world.
&#151:William Cohen, former Secretary of Defense and Chairman and CEO, The Cohen Group
Ashton B. Carter
A comprehensive and authoritative guide to the long-term meaning of the terrorism chalenge for national security, with a wealth of practical recommendations about what can-and must-be done.
— Ashton B. Carter, former assistant secretary of defense and professor, Harvard University.
Brent Scowcroft
To Prevail is a great place to begin an understanding of the new world we face and America's role and responsibilities.
— Brent Scowcroft, former national security adviser and president, Forum for International Policy
Sam Num
A highly intelligent and readable book that comes at the right time. It asks the key questions, tackles the tough issues, and highlights the difficult choices ahead, while offering valuable conclusions and recommendations for policymaker and the public alike.
— Sam Num, former U.S. senator and cochairman and CEO, Nuclear Threat Initiative.
William J. Perry
A timely and thoughtful analysis of the threat of castastrophic terrorism and how America should respond. Every government official dealing with terrorism should read this book.
— William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense and Professor, Stanford University.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892064076
  • Publisher: Center for Strategic & International Studies
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Series: CSIS Book Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 399
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 September 10, 2001: The Way We Were 11
3 The Imperative to Prevail and the Nature of the Campaign 19
4 The Changing Face of Terrorism 37
5 Building and Sustaining a Coalition of Coalitions 51
6 Improving Military Capabilities 65
7 Intelligence: The Long Pole in the Tent 77
8 Strengthening Law Enforcement Capabilities 91
9 Strengthening Homeland Security 105
10 The Economic Dimension: Attack and Defend 123
11 Elevating Public Diplomacy 141
12 Reviving Foreign Assistance 153
13 Rebuilding Failed States: Test Case Afghanistan 167
14 Regional Strategies 187
South Asia 188
The Middle East 197
Europe 211
Russia 221
Central Asia 234
The Caucasus 247
Africa 254
East Asia 268
The Americas 278
15 Globalization Goes to War 287
16 To Prevail: Key Findings and Recommendations 297
App. A Selected Public Addresses on and after September 11, 2001 351
App. B Compendium of Major International Terrorist Organizations 375
About the Authors 397
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