Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror (Paperback)

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With all-new excerpts from Richard Clarke's dramatic public testimony, and revealing corroboration from The 9/11 Commission Report

From the 9/11 Commission Report:

"On the day of the meeting [September 4, 2001], Clarke sent Rice an impassioned personal note. He criticized U.S. counterterrorism efforts past and present. The 'real question' before the principals, he wrote, was 'are we serious about dealing with the al Qida threat?...Is al Qida a big deal?...Decision makers should imagine themselves on a future day when the CSG has not succeeded in stopping al Qida attacks and hundreds of Americans lay dead in several countries, including the US,' Clarke wrote. 'What would those decision makers wish that they had done earlier? That future day could happen at any time.'"

About the Author

Richard A. Clarke began his federal service in 1973 in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In the Reagan administration, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence. In the first Bush administration, he was the Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs and then a member of the National Security Council staff. He served for eight years as a special assistant to President Clinton and was National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism for both President Clinton and President George W. Bush. From 2001 to 2003, he was the Special Adviser to the President for Cyberspace Security, and chairman of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board. He is now chairman of Good Harbor Consulting. Besides <i>Against All Enemies</i>, he is most recently the author of the much-discussed "Ten Years Later," a future history of the war on terror published in <i>The Atlantic Monthly</i>.

Praise For…

The New York Times Book Review

Against All Enemies is too good to be ignored...It is a rarity among Washington-insider memoirs -- it's a thumping good read.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780743260459
ISBN-10: 0743260457
Publisher: Free Press
Publication Date: September 21st, 2004
Pages: 352
Language: English