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.
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