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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.
This is necessary reading for anyone interested in national security. One may not agree with everything as presented, but Mr. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert Murley
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 4 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 16 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 23 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 KimH
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.