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The Resource Counterstrike : the untold story of America's secret campaign against al Qaeda, Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker

Counterstrike : the untold story of America's secret campaign against al Qaeda, Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker

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Counterstrike : the untold story of America's secret campaign against al Qaeda
Title
Counterstrike
Title remainder
the untold story of America's secret campaign against al Qaeda
Statement of responsibility
Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker
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Language
eng
Summary
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 readers 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.--Book jacket
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DLC
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1959-
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Schmitt, Eric
Dewey number
973.931
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6432.5.Q2
LC item number
S34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Shanker, Thom
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  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Terrorism
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • United States
  • Military policy
  • Terrorism
  • United States
  • Terrorism
  • Military policy
  • Terrorism
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • United States
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Counterstrike : the untold story of America's secret campaign against al Qaeda, Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-307) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Epilogue: "tell me how this ends"
Control code
ocn706021531
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
324 p.
Isbn
9780805091038
Lccn
2011010294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805091038
  • (OCoLC)706021531
Label
Counterstrike : the untold story of America's secret campaign against al Qaeda, Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Epilogue: "tell me how this ends"
Control code
ocn706021531
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
324 p.
Isbn
9780805091038
Lccn
2011010294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805091038
  • (OCoLC)706021531

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