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Imperial Hubris Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror

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ISBN-10: 1574888498

ISBN-13: 9781574888492

Edition: 2004

Authors: Michael Scheuer

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Though U.S. leaders try to convince the world of their success in fighting al Qaeda, one anonymous member of the U.S. intelligence community would like to inform the public that we are, in fact, losing the war on terror. Further, until U.S. leaders recognize the errant path they have irresponsibly chosen, he says, our enemies will only grow stronger. According to the author, the greatest danger for Americans confronting the Islamist threat is to believe-at the urging of U.S. leaders-that Muslims attack us for what we are and what we think rather than for what we do. Blustering political rhetoric "informs" the public that the Islamists are offended by the Western world's democratic…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Potomac Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.32" wide x 9.26" long x 1.04" tall
Weight: 1.386

Michael Scheuer is a twenty-plus-year CIA veteran. From 1996 to 1999, he served as the Chief of the bin Laden unit (aka Alec Station), the Osama bin Laden tracking unit at the Counterterrorism Center. He then worked as Special Adviser to the Chief of the bin Laden unit from September 2001 to November 2004. He resigned from the CIA in 2004. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University and a Senior Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, writing regularly for its online publication Global Terrorism Analysis. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.

Introduction: "Hubris Followed by Defeat"
Some Thoughts on the Power of Focused, Principled Hatred
An Unprepared and Ignorant Lunge to Defeat--The United States in Afghanistan
Not Down, Not Out: Al Qaeda's Resiliency, Expansion, and Momentum
The World's View of bin Laden: A Muslim Leader and Hero Coming into Focus?
Bin Laden Views the World: Some Old, Some New, and a Twist
Blinding Hubris Abounding: Inflicting Defeat on Ourselves--Non-War, Leaks, and Missionary Democracy
When the Enemy Sets the Stage: How America's Stubborn Obtuseness Aids Its Foes
The Way Ahead: A Few Suggestions for Debate