Defeating Jihad

Defeating Jihad

The Winnable War

Book - 2016
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"America's fight against radical Islam could soon be over, and a top secret plan from the Cold War is the key to our victory. Dr. Sebastian Gorka, counterinsurgency expert and Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University, explains how America can win the war on terror quickly and decisively by delegitimizing the enemy in the eyes of its followers-a strategy that won the Cold War and would end the era of Jihad forever"--
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Regnery Publishing, [2016]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9781621574576
1621574571
Branch Call Number: 363.32516 G677D 2016
Characteristics: 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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SEBoiko
Jun 23, 2017

Islam, then, is by its nature and its origins a theocracy.

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SEBoiko
Jun 23, 2017

The meaning of jihad has been shaped during the centuries to fit the needs of those wishing to call their coreligionists to join battle against the unbelievers.

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SEBoiko
Jun 23, 2017

Terrorism is a natural response of uneducated human beings who have been disenfranchised politically and economically.

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SEBoiko
Jun 23, 2017

Afghanistan was the birth place of modern jihadism.

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SEBoiko
Jun 23, 2017

...: freedom is fragile.

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SEBoiko
Jun 20, 2017

Jihadism is a problem but Dr. Gorka's facts are distorted blames Obama about Iraq and Afghanistan. No strategy to end financial aspect of terrorism. So great ideas but short execution.

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Markhamcook
Feb 13, 2017

This book 90% poor summary of the history of the middle east, seemingly cribbed from other general sources and spun to support a right wing view of the region - including several glaring errors. Five % 'strategy' for defeating jihad - a strategy so bland and worthless it reads like an essay written by a freshman who didn't do the reading for the course. Finally, five percent conclusion.

If this is the only book you read about the middle east, well, you will be sadly misinformed. It is a terrible book.

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angelflyer
Sep 01, 2016

Dr. Sebastian Gorka teaches special ops troops for our country, based on real experiences of his father and himself. Having LIVED this, he understands this kind of war and the mind of our new enemy. I've heard him speak about this real threat, and hope our next CiC will listen to what he has to say. Our military--our COUNTRY--depends on it!

He suggests two sites to "familiarize yourself with the beliefs, strategies and tactics of America's new enemies"--the Clarion Project, www.clarionproject.org,
and The Middle East Media Research Institute, www.memri.org.

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StarGladiator
Mar 30, 2016

I haven't read yet this but am familiar with the clueless author: his strategy is mindless and witless as the very first item on a winning agenda is TO STOP FINANCING THE JIHADIS, to stop allying the US government with the head choppers of Saudi Arabia. This is pretty obvious to anyone who can pass a sanity test!
[Should you read this, be sure to concurrently read the Devil's Game, by Robert Dreyfuss.]

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