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Nance, Malcolm W
An end to al-Qaeda : destroying bin Laden's jihad and restoring America's honor / Malcolm Nance
1st ed
New York : St. Martin's Press, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HV6431 .N36 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject Qaida (Organization)
Subject(s) Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention
Physical Description viii, 296 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-286) and index
Summary Bin Laden has built a large following by perverting Islam to justify the mass murder of innocent people. By fighting him with bullets and bombs we have bolstered Bin Laden's recruiting efforts abroad, undermined civil liberties and economic security at home and tarnished America's reputation internationally. Here, Malcolm Nance retools the "War on Terror" to show how we can eliminate Al Qaeda in less than 24 months without a single violent military action, while recreating America's reputation as a force for good around the world. Nance's plan includes: dominating the information battlespace by exposing Al Qaeda to the rest of the international Muslim community as the global death cult that they are; waging a war against the fear Al Qaeda has stoked; drastically reducing the number of heavy military operations that cause the death of civilians in the process; and relying more heavily on counterintelligence to root out the terrorist group.--From publisher description
Contents Pt. 1: En garde : a new mind-set of terror. From tragedy to triumph ; Crushed in the shadows -- Pt. 2: Coup de pointe : the ideology of mass murder. Companions of the fire : the corrupted framework of al-Qaeda's ideology ; The political objectives of bin Ladenism ; The cult of death ; Afghanistan-Pakistan : the new Takfiri emirate of Osama bin Laden -- Pt. 3: Coup d'arrĂȘt : launching counter-ideological warfare against al-Qaeda. Rallying to the defense of Islam ; Reframing America, re-framing al-Qaeda -- Pt. 4: Coup lancĂ© : ending al-Qaeda. Break the links to Islam : waging counter-ideological warfare ; Circuit breaker strategy : the total shutdown of al-Qaeda -- Epilogue : the real face of 9/11

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