ON-Lion Letter
Middle East expert Ilan Berman's new book Winning the Long War:  Retaking the Offensive Against Radical Islam is a trenchant examination of the past seven years of the Global War on Terror, the future battlegrounds that will confront the United States in the struggle against radical Islam in the years ahead, and how America can reclaim the initiative in what has become the defining struggle of the twenty-first century.  In the book, Berman offers new thinking on counterterrorism strategy and provides the new administration with ways to close the gaps in current American counterterrorism strategy.

Berman is vice president for policy at the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) in Washington, D.C., which The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports.  He is also an adjunct professor at the National Defense University in Washington and editor of The Journal of International Security Affairs.

Berman's approach integrates diplomatic, legal, economic, military, and theoretical strategies into a comprehensive national-security action plan.  Using cutting-edge analysis of current terrorism trends, his book identifies three central failings that triggered the West's retreat and radical Islam's simultaneous advance:  the failure to properly define the enemy, the inability to dominate the battlefields, and the inability to calibrate counterterrorism strategies. 

Demonstrating the need for more creative thinking about the nature of the conflicts in which the West now finds itself, Winning the Long War book lays out the steps that must be taken to win the long war.
Actions: E-mail | Permalink |