LSE Review of Books
"Find, Fix, Finish stands to be one of those pieces of work that will continue to colour the discourse of the global war on terror in the years to come." ARMY Magazine
"Those who read Peritz and Rosenbach will have taken a good first step on the road to understanding not only what happened that enabled surprise [on 9/11] but also what has happened since and the implications for U.S. counterterrorism efforts in the future...this is a useful addition to the bookshelves of serving officers."
“A skillful combination of antiterrorism fireworks with perceptive analysis of our strategies.”
“Outstanding…Regardless of your personal views on the so-called "War on Terror" "Find, Fix, Finish" is a comprehensive source book on the facts of terror attacks and how many such attacks were foiled by law enforcement and security agencies.”
The Spectator (UK)
“If you are a student of counter-terrorism or are interested in the legal limbo of rendition, detention and targeted killings, you should probably read it... [The authors] give a revealing account of the massaging of intelligence in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq… The authors are no bleeding heart liberals. They acknowledge that too much bureaucracy impedes counter-terrorism and harms national security and they argue for legal but effective measures to assist both."
“This title explicates the new U.S. policy of finding terrorists, isolating them in one location, then finishing them off. Peritz (formerly, CIA Counterterrorism Ctr.) and Rosenbach (deputy assistant secretary of defense) describe the extensive evaluations of, and changes in, counterterrorism policy after 9/11 and the many expensive mistakes made along the way…General readers and undergraduates will find this accessible and useful for debate.”
“Peritz and Rosenbach provide more context, delving into the now-familiar difficulties experts faced in persuading the U.S. government to take the al Qaeda threat seriously before 9/11 and examining the problems created by the post-9/11 counterterrorism overdrive.”
About the Author
Aki Peritz is the senior national security advisor to the Third Way think tank. He has authored or coauthored with Eric Rosenbach various publications on a wide range of national security issues at Harvard's Belfer Center. He worked for several years at the Counterterrorism Center.
Eric Rosenbach currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. He has taught courses on counterterrorism policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and served as a professional staff member on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, where he led oversight of U.S. counterterrorism programs.