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Crush the Cell: How to Defeat Terrorism Without Terrorizing Ourselves

 
 
 
 
Crush the Cell: How to Defeat Terrorism Without Terrorizing Ourselves
Author: Michael A. Sheehan
ISBN 13: 9780307382184
ISBN 10: 307382184
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication Date: 2009-05-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $14.95
 
 

"Written by a man who is arguably the country's most authoritative voice on counterterrorism, Crush the Cell demolishes, with simple logic, the edifice of false "terror punditry" that has been laid, brick by brick, since 9/11. A veteran of special ops, international diplomacy, and bruising clashes with federal law enforcement agencies, Michael Sheehan delivers in this book a two-part message: First, that we've wasted - and are continuing to waste - billions of dollars on the wrong protective measures, and second, that knowing the bad guys' next move is paramount." Here, Sheehan shows why defensive fortresses don't work, but offensive operational intelligence does. He also peels back the mystery surrounding terrorist cells, portraying them as, typically, a group of bumblers searching for a charismatic leader who has what it takes to conduct a complex symphony of violence. Sharing time in the narrative spotlight are not just agents of al Qaeda, but also frighteningly destructive lone wolves, cults, and radical movements.