Bin Laden's Legacy: Why We're Still Losing the War on Terror

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

In BIN LADEN’S LEGACY author Daveed Gartenstein-Ross declares that in the decade since 9/11, the United States has grown weaker: It has been bogged down by costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Title: Bin Laden's Legacy: Why We're Still Losing the War on Terror

Author: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Pages: 288, Hardcover

Price: US$25.95 (This price is valid for India only)

Publication Date: August 2011

Published by John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte. Ltd.

In BIN LADEN’S LEGACY author Daveed Gartenstein-Ross declares that in the decade since 9/11, the United States has grown weaker: It has been bogged down by costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has spent billions of dollars on security to protect air travel and other transport, as well as the homeland. Much of this money has been channeled into efforts that are inefficient by design and highly bureaucratic, a lack of coordination between and among the government and an array of contractors making it difficult to evaluate the return on the enormous investment that we have made in national security. Meanwhile, public morale has been sapped by measures ranging from color-coded terror alerts to full-body hand searches.

Now in BIN LADEN’S LEGACY counterterrorism expert Daveed Gartenstein-Ross details the strategic missteps the U.S. has made in the fight against al Qaeda, a group that U.S. planners never really took the time to understand. For this reason, America's responses to the terrorist threat have often unwittingly helped al Qaeda achieve its goals.

BIN LADEN’S LEGACY expertly details al Qaeda's strategy to sap and undermine the American economy, and shows how the United States played into the terrorist group's hands by expanding the battlefield and setting up an expensive homeland security bureaucracy that has difficulty dealing with a nimble, adaptive foe. It outlines how al Qaeda's economic plans have evolved toward an ultimate "strategy of a thousand cuts," which involves smaller yet more frequent attacks against Western societies.

Finally, BIN LADEN’S LEGACY offers a practical plan for building domestic resiliency against terrorist attacks, and escaping the mistakes that have undermined America's war against its jihadist foes.

About Author:

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross has been described as "a rising star in the counterterrorism community" by the International Herald Tribune. He is often featured as a speaker at conferences sponsored by prestigious academic institutions, policy institutes, and the U.S. military. BIN LADEN’S LEGACY is his first book.

About Wiley:

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a legal family that has been a valued source of information and understanding for over 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Since 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Chemistry, Physics and Peace.

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