Spending even very large sums of money for defense in the absence of a strategic concept cannot ensure security.
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Intelligence and Surprise Attack: Failure and Success from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Beyond by Erik J. Dahl Georgetown University Press, 2013, 288 pp., $29.95 American Spies: Espionage Against the United States from the Cold War to the Present by Michael J. Sulick Georgetown University Press, 2013, 320 pp., $26.95 T ales of spying and surprise […]
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Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11 by Michael Allen Potomac Books, 2013, 256 pp., $29.95 “T he road to real intelligence reform is littered with the carcasses of forgotten studies and ignored reports.”1 When Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby wrote those words in December 2002, the United States was […]
The Future of Special Forces
One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare by Linda Robinson PublicAffairs, 2013, 310 pp., $28.99 Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla by David Kilcullen Oxford University Press, 2013, 330 pp., $27.95 T he capture of Kabul in 2001 and the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011 are […]