Fighting the War on Terror: A Counterinsurgency Strategy
- Publish Date: 2007-02-15
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: James S. Corum
Insurgents and terrorists now pose the greatest threat to America--and how to fight and defeat such non-state enemies is the single most urgent and vexing question confronting our military today. This timely book has some answers.
Drawing on decades of experience with counterinsurgency--as a scholar, a strategist, and a military officer--James S. Corum brings unique insight to the problems we face. His book offers a deeply informed, closely reasoned and--most valuably--eminently sensible account of how circumstances and our actions (or inaction) have contributed to our present dilemma. And then, with the lessons of recent history in clear view, it lays out a workable strategy for meeting the insurgent threat.
Critical to understanding the nature of modern-day warfare, Fighting the War on Terror has broad implications for the future course of military, intelligence, and foreign policymaking. No one with an interest in the nation's security can afford to overlook it.