Examines America's war on terror, both before and after September 11th, including what went right or wrong, the operations of al Qaeda, the Department of Homeland Security, and other crucial actions of the Bush administration.
War Against Terrorism I read the first chapter of this book while visiting Washington DC and ordered it while in America on holiday (vacation). Dick Clarke served 4 US Pesidents throughout his career and his account of his work (and others) to combat terrorism is highly readable and a insight into the workings of the American Federal Government. It also shows the different approaches taken by the various Presidents. I would recommend it, read it and make your own judgement.
Fascinating inside take on America's war on terror Fascinating inside take on America's war on terror, focussing on where the author thinks it went wrong.
behind the scene bickering Very interesting to read which reasons the government had to downplay the al-qaida threat. And fascinating to look into the machine of state that is geared to create saftey for the nation. so many nuts and bolts are not aligned that one wonders how long it will take before another terrorist attack. Written by an astonished insider.
Awesome Absolutely great insights inside the white house mechanisms. Thrilling read and great experience shared. Would recommend this book to anyone interested in understand ing the behind the scenes
Great book! Excellent read! Very detailed analysis from the only man who could tell this story.
Four Stars A Fascinating insight
Five Stars Good and fast. Thanks.
Against All Enemies A clear and concise look at the way the American Government works and how it reacted to 9/11 and perhaps why it was allowed to happen. For those interested in the world of politics it is a must.
Worth reading, eventually... This has been sitting on my 'to read' pile long enough that it has become somewhat dated. If you follow this subject area, there won't be many surprises. You really have to read between the lines to get a hint that the 1998 cruise missile strike on the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory may have been a mistake. There were a few tidbits that made it worthwhile for me. If you're looking for an unbiased and thorough assessment of the cost/benefit ratio for security measures during Clarke's time, this isn't it. The editing of the last third could have been tighter as there is too much repetition.
Five Stars Excellent book. Gives an insider view.
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