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Counterstrike: the untold story of America's secret campaign against Al Qaeda

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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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9780805091038
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subject_facet POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism, Qaida (Organization), Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention, United States -- Military policy -- 21st century, War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
table_of_contents Prologue: in the beginning -- Know thine enemy -- The new deterrence -- The exploitation of intelligence -- The problem of Pakistan -- Terror 2.0 -- Countering Al Qaeda's message -- The new network warfare -- The rise of home-grown extremism -- "Is Al Qaeda just Kleenex?" -- The Obama strategy -- Counterstrike in Abbottabad -- Epilogue: "tell me how this ends"
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title Counterstrike : the untold story of America's secret campaign against Al Qaeda
title_alt Counter strike
title_display Counterstrike : the untold story of America's secret campaign against al Qaeda
title_full Counterstrike : the untold story of America's secret campaign against Al Qaeda [electronic resource] / Eric Schmitt, Thom Shanker, Counterstrike : the untold story of America's secret campaign against al Qaeda / Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker
title_short Counterstrike :
title_sort counterstrike the untold story of america's secret campaign against al qaeda
title_sub the untold story of America's secret campaign against Al Qaeda
topic POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism, Qaida (Organization), Terrorism United States Prevention, United States Military policy 21st century, War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
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