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Eric Schmitt | Counterstrike

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Following the 9/11 attacks, as it became clear to the Pentagon that a traditional deployment of brute force would not defeat Al Qaeda, new approaches to a new kind of war began to emerge. In Counterstrike, Eric Schmitt (written with fellow New York Times writer Thom Shanker) tells the story of how a group of analysts within the military, at spy agencies, and in law enforcement fashioned an innovative and effective new strategy to fight terrorism, unbeknownst to most Americans and in sharp contrast to the U.S. government’s above-ground, public “war on terror.”

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