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07-09-2009, 01:07 PM
The American Spectator (http://spectator.org/archives/2009/07/01/the-road-from-2001)
Shawn Macomber

In his invaluable new book, Winning the Long War (http://www.amazon.com/Winning-Long-War-Retaking-Offensive/dp/0742566196/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1246308935&sr=8-1), Ilan Berman -- a vice-president at the American Foreign Policy Council and editor of the Journal of International Security Affairs (http://www.securityaffairs.org/) (and frequent contributor to this site)-- argues the War on Terror has veered far astray since 2001, failing to "keep pace with al-Qaeda's metamorphosis from a terrorist group into a global ideological movement, or to take advantage of its latent operational, economic, and political vulnerabilities." Yet the tome is hardly a paean to pessimism or defeatism. Equal parts historical primer, cogent analysis, and canny, outside-the-box rumination, Winning the Long War elucidates the past while offering a gaggle of shrewd policy suggestions for the future leaving in its wake a nuanced, smart call-to-arms for the post-post-9/11 era. "My hope," Berman tells TAS, "is that, in some small way, this book helps readers to get the 'big picture' of the War on Terror, and what we have to do in order to win it."

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