By Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
Why al Qaeda is profitable its battle opposed to the West—and the USA has been taking part in correct into its hands
In the last decade because 9-11, the USA has grown weaker: it's been slowed down by way of expensive wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has spent billions of greenbacks on protection to guard air trip and different shipping, in addition to the native land extra commonly. a lot of this funds has been channeled into efforts which are inefficient by way of layout and hugely bureaucratic, an absence of coordination among and one of the executive and an array of contractors making it tough to guage the go back at the huge, immense funding that we have got made in nationwide safeguard. in the meantime, public morale has been sapped by way of measures starting from color-coded terror indicators to full-body hand searches.
Now counterterrorism professional Daveed Gartenstein-Ross info the strategic missteps the U.S. has made within the struggle opposed to al Qaeda, a bunch that U.S. planners by no means particularly took the time to appreciate. accordingly, America's responses to the terrorist danger have usually unwittingly helped al Qaeda in achieving its targets. Gartenstein-Ross's booklet explains what the rustic needs to do now to stem the bleeding.* Explains intimately al Qaeda's technique to sap and undermine the yankee economic climate, and indicates how the USA performed into the terrorist group's arms via increasing the battlefield and constructing a dear fatherland safeguard forms that has trouble facing a nimble, adaptive foe
* Outlines how al Qaeda's monetary plans have developed towards an final "strategy of one thousand cuts," which consists of smaller but extra widespread assaults opposed to Western societies
* exhibits how the family politicization of terrorism has weakened the U.S., skewing its priorities and inflicting it to misallocate counterterrorism resources
* bargains a pragmatic plan for construction family resiliency opposed to terrorist assaults, and escaping the blunders that experience undermined America's battle opposed to its jihadist foes
Clearly written and powerfully argued via a sought after counterterrorism specialist, this publication is vital studying for a person who desires to comprehend what al Qaeda is actually after and the way the U.S. can thwart its goals—or aid unwittingly to accomplish them.
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