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Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror Paperback – May 1, 2006

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ISBN-13: 978-0895260000 ISBN-10: 089526000X Edition: Second Edition,Second Edition

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  • Paperback: 195 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing; Second Edition,Second Edition edition (May 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 089526000X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895260000
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #386,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you want to read a confident and politics free military assessment of what the War on Terror is actually about, what we are facing, and what we should do now before it just gets to be a worse and bigger problem, then this is a good book for you to read. The authors are military men who understand the region, its history, or work there, and have sound views of what is coming (and what is coming isn't going to go away by talking with eyes closed and fingers crossed).

The authors see the problem in terms of eight countries and our dealing with them in a unified way rather than one at a time. Some are bigger problems than others, and the authors are clear about what should be done with each regime in each of the countries. Obviously, reality is never as simple as any plan, but in viewing them together it helps the reader make sense of the apparent confusion we are facing now.

They also dismantle some of the notions about having massive force, or that Iraq distracted from Afghanistan, or that terror should be treated as a police action, and so forth. The last part deals with how we should be working on a nuclear Iran. It is all quite interesting even without believing that these two authors have solved the puzzle for everyone. However, their writing is much clearer and sounds more credible than anything I have read in the papers or heard on TV.

The appendix shows photos of the authors meeting with key folks and touring the region in question. A well chosen reading list is also provided for further study.

Recommended.
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The book was fairly thin and I got through it pretty quick (that may have also been do to the Iced Cafe Americano I was drinking).

The book makes no mention of, nor does it acknowledge anything like 4GW. All of the commentary on US Forces is 3GW related. I didn't really find that part of the book interesting or useful. The suggestion that the Army Reserves and National Guard should be heavy forces (and not what I think: Military police, engineers, civil affairs, intel/counterintel, and logistics) is just one example.

It did find several of the non-armed forces ideas interesting:

* A new Five Freedoms as a global statement of values
* reform of US Diplomatic efforts
* Allow rapid appointment of vacant house seat in case of national emergency
* Method for emergency succession of federal judges to Supreme Court vacancies in case of national emergency
* Disperse Federal Agencies geographically across the US
* Lay out specifically the rules and powers for Executive Branch to avoid confusion (and Lawfare opportunities, I think)
* Special Terrorism Courts

I like the idea of Global Values/Aspiration statement like FDR's 4 Freedoms (of speech, from fear, from wants, of religion). The authors suggest the following Five Freedoms:

1. Freedom of Education
2. Freedom of Economy
3. Freedom of Information
4. Freedom of Person
5. Freedom of Governance

This was the strongest idea in the book. I have been mulling over the need of the west and it allies and potential allies to have shared core values that they can rally around. FDR's Four Freedom just didn't seem to be quite right and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights is too lengthy to memorize.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Robert David STEELE Vivas HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 19, 2013
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This is the single best book for understanding what morons in power think when they pretend to think but are actually pursuing ideological and financial objectives far removed from the public interest.

The authors, who demonstrate how far one could get in the Cold War military without reading or thinking, call this a military assessment. It is not. It is a one-track discourse on why we need to use our heavy metal military to wipe out Syria and Iran and intimidate Libya and Pakistan. It avoids discussing Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Central Asia, Muslim Africa, and Muslim Pacifica. This is not analysis, this is flim-flam.

By way of context in my specific criticism of this book, let me just note that the bibliography does not reflect any appreciation for strategy, e.g. Colin Gray's "Modern Strategy", or Col Dr. Max Manwaring and Ambassadors Corr and Dorff's "The Search for Security", or Willard Matthias "America's Strategic Blunders" or Adda Bozeman's "Strategic Intelligence & Statecraft" or Jonathan Schell's "Unconquerable World." I looked in vain for any sign the authors might comprehend the strategic context in which their specific beliefs and recommendations can only be seen as ill-advised. For example, a reference to Shultz, Godson, and Quester (at least one of whom is a neo-conservative), "Security Studies for the 21st Century", or Robert McNamara and James Blight "Wilson's Ghost", or Dean Jeffrey Garten's "The Politics of Fortune", or Republican and conservative Clyde Prestowitz's "Rogue Nation", or Ambassador Mark Palmer's "Breaking the Real Axis of Evil". No cognizance of Kissinger, even.
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