Counter Strike book review

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    Counter Strike, The Untold Story of Amerca's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda, is a recently published book by Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker. It's a pretty good narrative about how the US Gov't has been fighting terrorism since 9/11, and how the policies have changed from find 'em and kill 'em to more sophisticated ways to deterring or stopping attacks.

    It's apolitical, neither the Bush nor Obama admins are criticized, hardly no mention of enhanced interrogation techniques, and very little about Congress' involvement either. It's primarily about how we've changed our focus and strategies, and how the whole process has evolved.

    You come away with an appreciation for the difficulties to overcome and the many issues associated with the problems of keeping us safe. I was impressed with what our guys are doing, we've got some smart and dedicated people working for us. And I was also struck by the challenges too, the chances are that no matter how good we are, sooner or later somebody is going to successfully execute a terrorist attack here. Maybe by an American citizen(s), like Ok City.
     
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    owe, I thought this was a gaming thread....my bad;)
     
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