Against All Enemies

Against All Enemies

Through gripping, thriller-like scenes, he tells the full story for the first time and explains what the Bush Administration are doing.

Author: Richard A. Clarke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781847375889

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Richard Clarke has been one of America's foremost experts on counterterrorism measures for more than two decades. He has served under four presidents from both parties, beginning in Ronald Reagan's State Department becoming America's first Counter-terrorism Czar under Bill Clinton and remaining for the first two years of George W. Bush's administration. He has seen every piece of intelligence on Al-Qaeda from the beginning; he was in the Situation Room on September 11th and he knows exactly what has taken place under the United State's new Department of Homeland Security. Through gripping, thriller-like scenes, he tells the full story for the first time and explains what the Bush Administration are doing.
Categories: Social Science

Against All Enemies

Against All Enemies

Richard Clarke has been one of America's foremost experts on counterterrorism measures for more than two decades. Here he tells the disturbing truth about the war on terror.

Author: Richard Alan Clarke

Publisher:

ISBN: 0743268237

Category: Middle East

Page: 316

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The disturbing truth about the war on terror and a withering critique of the Bush Administration's neglect of the threat, by the man who served for eleven years as the White House Counter-terrorism Czar.
Categories: Middle East

The Scorpion s Gate

The Scorpion s Gate

The insider whose warnings about terrorism on U.S. soil went unheeded—and whose book Against All Enemies rocketed to the top of bestseller lists—now presents his first novel: an all-too-believable story of politics, oil, espionage, and ...

Author: Richard A. Clarke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110120561X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The insider whose warnings about terrorism on U.S. soil went unheeded—and whose book Against All Enemies rocketed to the top of bestseller lists—now presents his first novel: an all-too-believable story of politics, oil, espionage, and the earthshaking consequences that may lie at the end of the road ahead... Brian Douglas, working for British intelligence, is in Bahrain’s five-star Diplomat Hotel when the bomb goes off. He’s as used to carnage as one can be, after his years in Iraq. But much has changed since that war. The sheiks have been driven out of Saudi Arabia—now called Islamyah—and Iraq has become a virtual puppet of Iran, now packing nuclear heat. The coalition forces are long gone from Saddam’s homeland, after pulling out their troops and leaving the mess behind. But the mess isn’t going away, as this latest bombing suggests. And as Douglas and others try to sort out agendas and loyalties, motives and manipulations, the Middle East grows ever hotter—and this time withdrawal may not be an option...
Categories: Fiction

Breakpoint

Breakpoint

Air Force Combat Controller Dallas O'Halloran has a reputation as a hell-raising ladykiller.

Author: Richard A. Clarke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101206478

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Air Force Combat Controller Dallas O'Halloran has a reputation as a hell-raising ladykiller. But he's also fiercely loyal. So when he's recruited by a new combat unit, Dallas is none too pleased to find himself teamed up with the icy blond JAG officer who nearly court-martialed his friends. Academy graduate Julianne Decatur is tough, tenacious, and driven by her belief in military law. She has zero patience for hot shot Spec-Ops cowboys who think the rules don't apply to them, and even less tolerance for Dallas' tough-as-nails Texas attitude. But when they're assigned to investigate a Navy flyer's apparent suicide, they discover the trail of a ruthless killer with a secret to hide—and an attraction between them that can't be denied. And when their prey turns the tables on them, Julianne will have to depend on the one man daring and reckless enough to keep them both alive.
Categories: Fiction

Your Government Failed You

Your Government Failed You

This is not just a temporary failure of our current leadership—it is a systemic problem, the result of a pattern of incompetence that must be understood, confronted, and prevented.

Author: Richard A. Clarke

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: UOM:39015076118564

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

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An analysis of America's national security policies evaluates the U.S. government's mistakes and why they have occurred, in a report that poses alternative solutions.
Categories: Political Science

War on Terror Books

War on Terror Books

The book, published on August 5, 2008, by Harper, met mixed critical reviews but inspired considerable media attention and controversy. Anticipation for the commercial success of the book was.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: Booksllc.Net

ISBN: 123081020X

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Page: 36

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 35. Chapters: Against All Enemies, America's Secret War, An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror, At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA, A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship, Bush at War, Enemy Combatant (book), Ghost Wars, How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must), Imperial Hubris, Inside the Jihad: My Life with al Qaeda, a Spy's story, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, In the Shadow of Greatness, Iran: A People Interrupted, Jawbreaker: The attack on bin Laden and al-Qaeda, Murder in Samarkand, No Easy Day, Obama's Wars, Plan of Attack, Rogue Nation (book), State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III, State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration, The Junior Officers' Reading Club, The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days, The Revolution: A Manifesto, The Torture Papers (book), The War Within: A Secret White House History (2006-2008), The Way of the World (book), Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism, Victory Point (Book), War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know, What Happened, Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, Will They Ever Trust Us Again?. Excerpt: The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism is a 2008 non-fiction book by Ron Suskind, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, describing various actions and policies of the George W. Bush administration. Most notably, it alleges that the Bush administration ordered the forgery of the Habbush letter to implicate Iraq as having ties to al Qaeda and the organizers of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The book, published on August 5, 2008, by Harper, met mixed critical reviews but inspired considerable media attention and controversy. Anticipation for the commercial success of the book was...
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Shooting the Messenger

Shooting the Messenger

Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror. Thorndyke Press, Waterville. 4 Stein, J. and Dickinson, T. September/October, 2006. Lie by Lie: A Timeline of How We Got into Iraq [online].

Author: Andrew Fowler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351584555

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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If the Al-Qaeda terrorists who attacked the United States in 2001 wanted to weaken the West, they achieved their mission by striking a blow at the heart of democracy. Since 9/11 governments including those of the USA, the UK, France and Australia have introduced tough, intimidating legislation to discourage the legitimate activities of a probing press, so greatly needed after the Iraq War proved that executive government could not be trusted. Often hiding behind arguments about defending national security and fighting the war on terror, governments criminalised legitimate journalistic work, ramping up their attacks on journalists’ sources, and the whistle-blowers who are so essential in keeping governments honest. Through detailed research and analysis, this book, which includes interviews with leading figures in the field, including Edward Snowden, explains how mass surveillance and anti-terror laws are of questionable value in defeating terrorism, but have had a ‘chilling effect’ on one of the foundations of democracy: revelatory journalism.
Categories: Social Science

Realizing Peace

Realizing Peace

Clarke, Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror, pp. 97–99. Some Republicans in the Senate and the House, in their antagonism toward the White House, opposed some of the counterterrorism measures that were sought. 75.

Author: Louis Kriesberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190228668

Category: Political Science

Page: 397

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"Realizing Peace combines three bodies of work that have not previously been integrated. First, it critically examines major episodes of U.S. government engagements in foreign conflicts since the beginning of the Cold War. This includes American engagements in struggles against adversaries, interventions among adversaries, and mediations between adversaries. Second, Realizing Peace also examines the efforts of non-governmental organizations and non-official individuals in advancing peace in foreign conflicts. Third, it traces and applies the developing fields of peace studies and conflict resolution, synthesized in the constructive conflict approach, to evaluate those American engagements. Using the constructive conflict approach, the book draws on its insights and research findings to make critical assessments of American engagements. Realizing Peace suggests alternative strategies that would be more effective and yield more beneficial results than did many of the strategies that had been pursued. A major set of episodes discussed in this book pertain to Americans' engagements in the Cold War, through its escalations and de-escalations, its final transformation, and subsequent American-Russian interactions. Multiple analyses also relate to conflicts with Panama, Al Qaeda, Iraq, North Korea, and Iran. In addition, interventions in Yugoslavia, Haiti, and elsewhere are examined. Finally, several mediation efforts in the Israeli-Arab/Palestinian conflicts are critically discussed. The analyses incorporate consideration of the American political circumstances and the evolving global context"--
Categories: Political Science

Culture Crisis and America s War on Terror

Culture  Crisis and America s War on Terror

What's the difference between an Arab terrorist and a woman with PMS?' 'What?' 'You can reason with an Arab terrorist.'133 As with much humour, ... 136 Richard A. Clarke, Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror (New York: ...

Author: Stuart Croft

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139459181

Category: Political Science

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Since the infamous events of 9/11, the fear of terrorism and the determination to strike back against it has become a topic of enormous public debate. The 'war on terror' discourse has developed not only through American politics but via other channels including the media, the church, music, novels, films and television, and therefore permeates many aspects of American life. Stuart Croft suggests that the process of this production of knowledge has created a very particular form of common sense which shapes relationships, jokes and even forms of tattoos. Understanding how a social process of crisis can be mapped out and how that process creates assumptions allows policy-making in America's war on terror to be examined from new perspectives. Using IR approaches together with insights from cultural studies, this book develops a dynamic model of crisis which seeks to understand the war on terror as a cultural phenomenon.
Categories: Political Science

Surprise Attack

Surprise Attack

Richard Clarke , Against All Enemies : Inside America's War on Terror ( New York : Free Press , 2004 ) , 3 . 24. Qtd . in The 9/11 Commission Report : Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States ...

Author: Larry Hancock

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781619026575

Category: History

Page: 464

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Surprise Attack explores sixty plus years of military and terror threats against the United States. It examines the intelligence tools and practices that provided warnings of those attacks and evaluates the United States' responses, both in preparedness – and most importantly – the effectiveness of our military and national command authority. Contrary to common claims, the historical record now shows that warnings, often very solid warnings, have preceded almost all such attacks, both domestic and international. Intelligence practices developed early in the Cold War, along with intelligence collection techniques have consistently produced accurate warnings for our national security decision makers. Surprise Attack traces the evolution and application of those practices and explores why such warnings have often failed to either interdict or intercept actual attacks. Going beyond warnings, Surprise Attack explores the real world performance of the nation's military and civilian command and control history – exposing disconnects in the chain of command, failures of command and control and fundamental performance issues with national command authority. America has faced an ongoing series of threats, from the attacks on Hawaii and the Philippines in 1941, through the crises and confrontations of the Cold War, global attacks on American personnel and facilities to the contemporary violence of jihadi terrorism. With a detailed study of those threats, the attacks related to them, and America's response, a picture of what works – and what doesn't – emerges. The attacks have been tragic and we see the defensive preparations and response often ineffective. Yet lessons can be learned from the experience; Surprise Attack represents a comprehensive effort to identify and document those lessons.
Categories: History