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served as the Chief of the bin Laden unit (aka Alec Station), the Osama bin
Laden tracking unit at the Counterterrorism Center. He then worked as Special
Adviser to the Chief of the bin Laden unit from September 2001 to November 2004.
He resigned from the CIA in 2004. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of
Security Studies at Georgetown University and a Senior Fellow at the Jamestown
Foundation, writing regularly for its online publication Global Terrorism
Analysis. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.
Even years after the death of Bin Laden this book is very informative and an easy listen in the car. The narration is well done by Scheuer. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hitims
The author demonstrates how using Cold War strategies and frameworks for approaching the conflict with Islamism is fruitless, counterproductive, and even destructive. Read morePublished 14 months ago by MDeWayne Adams
As I was listening to this abridged book on CD, I pictured its author Michael Scheuer as a combination of Col. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now and Cersei in Game of Thrones. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ayman
I bought the CD version and tried to listen to it but its awful. The book is so opinionated that its hard to get to the facts. Read morePublished on May 3, 2012 by Kimquirky
Author confirms exactly what I have been surmising for years, only he has the background. If you have questions about our leadership, you should read this book.Published on March 28, 2012 by Ronald Mazur
Great book; however, written ~'08 when the Iraq war was not going well; therefore, all references are to the US losing the war in Iraq.
Still, a great book.
Michael Scheuer's book on our failed adventures in the Middle East and South Asia serves as a warning for those who on one hand refuse to get the job done in exacting vengeance on... Read morePublished on October 28, 2011 by Efrem Sepulveda
I am a fan of Scheuer's Imperial Hubris. I was, however, somewhat disappointed with this book.
His predictions and few main theses such as the lack of back bone in... Read more