Counterstrike

The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda
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Original Publish Date: Aug 22, 2011
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.43 hours)
Product Number: Z100088539
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781452624020
Narrator/s: George K. Wilson
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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In the years following the 9/11 attacks, the United States waged a "war on terror" that sought to defeat Al Qaeda through brute force. But it soon became clear that this strategy was not working, and by 2005 the Pentagon began looking for a new way. In Counterstrike, Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker of the New York Times tell the story of how a group of analysts within the military, at spy agencies, and in law enforcement has fashioned an innovative and effective new strategy to fight terrorism, unbeknownst to most Americans and in sharp contrast to the cowboy slogans that characterized the U.S. government's public posture. Adapting themes from classic Cold War deterrence theory, these strategists have expanded the field of battle in order to disrupt jihadist networks in ever more creative ways. Schmitt and Shanker take listeners deep into this theater of war, as ground troops, intelligence operatives, and top executive branch officials have worked together to redefine and restrict the geography available for Al Qaeda to operate in. They also show how these new counterterrorism strategies, adopted under George W. Bush and expanded under Barack Obama, were successfully employed in planning and carrying out the dramatic May 2011 raid in which Osama bin Laden was killed. Filled with startling revelations about how our national security is being managed, Counterstrike will change the way Americans think about the ongoing struggle with violent radical extremism.

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Counterstrike
Product Number: BX00036557
Product Number:Z100088539
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CD
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Narrator(s): George K. Wilson
Product Number DD1805
Released: Aug 22, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452604022
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Product Number EB00094965
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: #9781429973106

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