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Imperial hubris : why the West is losing the war on terror

Author: Michael Scheuer; Brassey's (Firm)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2004.
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An anonymous member of the U.S. intelligence community maintains that we are, in fact, losing the war on terror. Although aspects of the modern world may offend conservative Muslims, no Islamist leader has fomented jihad to destroy Western institutions. Rather, a growing segment of the Islamic world disapproves of specific U.S. policies and their attendant military, political, and economic implications. Osama bin  Read more...
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Scheuer, Michael.
Imperial hubris.
Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2004
(OCoLC)654801790
Named Person: Osama Bin Laden; Ben Laden, Oussama <1957->; Oussama Ben Laden; Osama Bin Laden; Usāma Ibn-Lādin; Usāma Ibn-Lādin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Scheuer; Brassey's (Firm)
ISBN: 1574888498 9781574888492
OCLC Number: 55054967
Notes: By Michael Scheuer.
Credits: By Michael Scheuer.
Description: xxi, 309 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 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-wars, 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.
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