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Defeating Jihad

The Winnable War

Sebastian Gorka



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Regnery Publishing Inc
11 April 2016
Now a New York Times bestseller! America is at war. The fight against global jihad has cost 7,000 American lives and almost $2 trillion, and yet, most Americans do not understand what is at stake. The public lacks knowledge and safety because two presidents and their administrations neglected the most basic strategic question: who is the enemy? Presidents Bush and Obama both named the global jihadi movement a movement with an intent to destroy the West violent extremism. Their tidy term was an attempt to maintain peace with the Muslim community. But when they failed to appropriately name the enemy, they failed to fully understand Islamic extremism. This failure is why the U.S. has been in Afghanistan for sixteen years with no end in sight. But this war is eminently winnable if we remove our ideological blinders, accurately name our enemy, and draw up a strategy to defeat the ideas that inspire terrorism. So says Dr. Sebastian Gorka, one of the most experienced and sought-after authorities on counterterrorism. Dr. Gorka has been one of the intelligence community's go-to experts on counterterrorism since 9/11. He's been called to brief Congress and the Marine Corps and was asked to analyze the Patriot's Day Boston Marathon Bombing for the US government. Dr. Gorka's report for the trial of Dzhokhar Jahar Tsarnaev was widely circulated in counterterrorism circles and the media because it accurately painted a picture, not of a teenager on the cover of Rolling Stone, but of a terrorist. Dr. Gorka is respected by peers because he understands our enemy is not terror or violent extremism. Our enemy is the global jihadi movement, a modern totalitarian ideology rooted in the doctrines and martial history of Islam whose goals are to build an empire, suppress false Muslims, and engage in guerilla warfare against infidels. Taking his cue from the formerly top-secret analyses that shaped the U.S. response to the communist threat, Dr. Gorka has produced a compelling profile of the jihadi movement its mind and motivation and a plan to defeat it.
By:   Sebastian Gorka
Imprint:   Regnery Publishing Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 133mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   397g
ISBN:   9781621574576
ISBN 10:   1621574571
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   11 April 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

SEBASTIAN GORKA, Ph.D., an internationally recognized authority on national security, strategy, and counterterrorism, holds the Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University. He is a regular lecturer for U.S. Special Operations Command, the FBI's Counterterrorism Division, and the Green Berets, and he has briefed the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Intelligence Council. A Breitbart News contributor and frequent guest on the Fox networks as well as the BBC, CNN, and Sky News, Dr. Gorka is the chairman of the Threat Knowledge Group and a recipient of the Joint Civilian Service Commendation, awarded by U.S. Special Operations Command.

Reviews for Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War

Concise, clear, and constructively combative, Dr. Gorka's book stands apart in its depth of understanding of Islamist terrorists and what their ultimate defeat demands of us. Above all, his defiance of political correctness makes this well- written, finely argued work of immediate practical value. The author has presented us with an inspiring defense not merely of intellectual integrity--so lacking among today's intelligentsia--but of our civilization. --RALPH PETERS, Fox News strategic analyst and author of Valley of the Shadow Dr. Sebastian Gorka is one of the world's leading experts in asymmetric warfare. In Defeating Jihad you get a glimpse of why his opinion matters in councils of war and in academia. He combines the perceptive with the analytic, the piercing intellect with the grit of real-world experience. --STEPHEN K. BANNON, executive chairman of Breitbart News America is at war, an unconventional war against a new totalitarian enemy. Sebastian Gorka understands this kind of war and the mind of our new enemy. This book provides America with a strategy to destroy ISIS or any group that follows the ideology of global jihad. --LT. GEN. CHARLES T. CLEVELAND, U.S. Army (Ret.), former Commanding General of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, home of the Green Berets For years Dr. Gorka has been telling the truth about the existential danger of jihadism. The threat is real and it is here in America. With ISIS even more danger- ous than Al Qaeda, it is time to listen to what this man has to say. Defeating Jihad must be the foundation of our next commander in chief's plan to win this war. --CONGRESSMAN TRENT FRANKS (R-Ariz.), member of the House Armed Services Committee This is a tremendous book! --TRISH REAGAN, On Fox's The Intelligence Report

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