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Beyond Bin Laden: America and the Future of Terror [Kindle Edition]

James A. Iii Baker , Karen Hughes , Richard N. Haass , Bing West , Jon Meacham
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Book Description

Osama bin Laden was the most wanted man in American history—an enemy who brought the United States what President George W. Bush called “a day of fire,” and ushered in a new era of terrorism. It took a decade of blood and sacrifice, of determination and frustration, but finally, in a nighttime raid at the end of a dirt road in Pakistan, the hunt for Bin Laden ended with a gunshot. It was a dramatic climax to a long and painful chapter.

But now what? The terrorist threat that has defined American policy since the attacks of 9/11 did not die with Bin Laden in his walled compound near Islamabad. Radicals still wish us harm, and we must fight on.

In this provocative collection of essays edited and introduced by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham, a group of penetrating analysts and leaders look ahead to the world after Bin Laden—to the future of Al Qaeda, of Afghanistan, of Pakistan. We explore the political, military, and cultural implications of the post–Bin Laden war on terror. From Richard N. Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations to former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, from historian and journalist Evan Thomas to former U.S. Army officer Andrew Exum, Beyond Bin Laden gives readers intelligent, deeply informed, and urgent glimpses of what comes next.

Contributors include:
Jon Meacham, executive editor, Random House
James A. Baker III, former Secretary of State
Karen Hughes, former counselor to President George W. Bush and former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy
Richard N. Haass, president, Council on Foreign Relations
Bing West, author, The Wrong War, and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
Andrew Exum, fellow, Center for a New American Security
Daniel Markey, senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
Evan Thomas, award-winning historian and former editor-at-large, Newsweek

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  • File Size: 202 KB
  • Print Length: 71 pages
  • Publisher: Random House (May 9, 2011)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZAA3KS
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Accessible and well-rounded May 15, 2011
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This short book gives some excellent recap of Bin Laden and the global war on terror. The authors provide a variety of viewpoints and the book does not espouse one specific ideology. Most importantly, the chapters, especially the first one by Andrew Exum, manage to explain a complicated issue in a manner that is accessible to the layperson while still remaining reasonably accurate to the scholarly sources. This is a book that everyone with an interest in US policy towards AfPak and the global war on terror should read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Well all the right names are there.... May 12, 2011
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This is a well-compiled, well-authored, sufficiently-full-of-people-whose-names-and-public-profiles-prove-they-know-what-they're-talking-about e-book.
Bing West with some good strategic advice from a guy whose been there done that and Andrew Exum and Richard Haass who give some more than adequate insights based on their extensive experience on Middle-Eastern and Islamic issues.
As with all books like this which comment on major public events immediately after they have occurred, this compilation could benefit from a good "simmering", allowing time for the proceeding events to play themselves out and for the writers involved to more carefully peruse and analyse the information available IOT give the best critical analysis imaginable. This is not saying bad things about the quality of the writing. It is merely saying that this book is set to be a money-maker because of its proximity to the events though the sheer haste in which it was written may be to the detriment (here, I am happy to be proven wrong) of the text's quality.
This is all a la the ridiculous amount of Assange and Wikileaks books that materialised in bookshops immediately after the explosion of the Assange rape controversy... some of its good, some of it could benefit from an extra 2 minutes on the stove.
Nevertheless, a good read, and slightly undercooked or not, I guzzled it up greedily.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Portuguese Edition January 16, 2013
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There is also an authorized and reviewed Portuguese edition (Para Além de Bin Laden, Ed. D. Quixote, Lisbon), containing more extended essays, including the first operational account of the Abbotabad raid (so almost two years before the SEAL book and the controversial Hollywood script), focusing not only on tactics and equipment, but also the political and intelligence background in preparing the complex operation.
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1.0 out of 5 stars collection of essays, nothing new here January 16, 2015
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Collection of essays. Nothing new. Some are'nt even current. Fortunately I got this from the public library and didn't spend or waste any money .
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3.0 out of 5 stars Rewrite of a beaten to death stor October 6, 2013
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Too bad that Joe Biden divulged Team 6 twenty minutes after sworn to secrecy in the situation room. SEALs do not look for accolades, but politically this helped get Obama re-elected, but the Team guys didn't want to be recognized. Dull and boring read.
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More About the Author

Daniel S. Markey is senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where he specializes in security and governance issues in South Asia.

From 2003 to 2007, Dr. Markey held the South Asia portfolio on the Secretary's Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to government service, he taught in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, where he served as executive director of Princeton's Research Program in International Security. Earlier, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies.

Dr. Markey is the author of numerous publications, including the February 2013 CFR Policy Innovation Memorandum, Support Process Over Policy in Pakistan; the September 2011 CFR Asia Security Memorandum, Pakistan Contingencies; the May 2011 CFR Policy Innovation Memorandum, Next Steps for Pakistan Strategy; the January 2010 CFR Contingency Planning Memorandum, Terrorism and Indo-Pakistani Escalation; and a chapter of the Random House e-book, Beyond bin Laden: America and the Future of Terror. He served as project director of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. strategy in Pakistan and Afghanistan, which was co-chaired by former Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage and former National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger. Dr. Markey's commentary has been featured widely, including in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times. He has appeared on PBS, CNN, BBC, NPR, CBS, ABC, and C-SPAN.

Dr. Markey earned a bachelor's degree in international studies from The Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in politics from Princeton University. He has been awarded grants from the Smith Richardson and MacArthur foundations to support his research.


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