In Unconquerable Nation
, [Jenkins] has synthesized his shorter writings on terrorism from the past 6 years into a single volume that assesses the current situation, delves into the need for a deeper understanding of the terrorists and their motivations, prescribes a new set of strategic principles to guide our efforts in the Long War, and addresses how the Nation can strengthen itself. . . . [T]hought-provoking reading. (L. Yambrick Joint Force Quarterly
Jenkins offers a number of interesting thoughts on terrorism, including terrorist motivation, successful anti- and counterterrorism tactics and specific analysis of jihadi terrorism. . . . [W]ill serve to spur further research and challenge terrorism experts to reconsider long-held views. (A. B. Lowther, Arkansas Tech University CHOICE
The book's main contribution is Mr. Jenkins' formulation of a counterterrorism strategy to destroy what he terms the "jihadist enterprise." This enterprise is not a single organization (e.g., al Qaeda) but a worldwide "marketplace" of jihadists in which these groupings either spontaneously, or under the direction of al Qaeda's operatives, organize to achieve what they conceive to be their path of "glory." Thus, different measures are required to respond to each segment of the jihadi marketplace. . . . Mr. Jenkins' sound advice is well articulated in this compelling book and enhances our understanding of what constitutes effective counterterrorism strategy. (Joshua Sinai, The Analysis Corporation The Washington Times
From the Inside Flap
The author presents an overview of U.S. progress in the war on terrorism, reviews the jihadists' operational code, offers strategic principles for defeating terrorists, and discusses what America must do to prevail in this struggle.