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Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland--and How to Thwart Them Hardcover – January 12, 2016
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—Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City
"A critically important book that every American should read. Congressman McCaul has captured the very real threats facing our Homeland, the factors that have contributed to them, and, most important, what we should do about them. A work of non-fiction, the book reads like a spy thriller. A reader will not be able to put it down.”
–Michael Morell, Former Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and author of The Great War of Our Time
“Threats to the homeland didn’t end with 9/11. To stop future threats, you have first to envision them. Chairman McCaul does that vividly.”
– Richard Clarke, Former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism
“Chairman Michael McCaul shows in careful detail how the evil that still exists in the world can quickly and stealthily visit destruction on the United States, its people and its friends. With its eight frightening (but very plausible) scenarios, Failures of Imagination should be must reading for anyone responsible for or just concerned about American security in a turbulent time.”
–Michael Hayden, General, USAF (retired), Former Director of CIA and NSA
“Wow! Scared straight is a phrase I would use to describe Failures of Imagination. If lack of imagination failed us on 9/11, 2001, this book, Failures of Imagination, should make all of us sit up straight and take stock in what we are failing to do against, what I personally know is a vicious assault on our way of life. Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul’s book fills an important gap in the threats to our homeland better than all of our intelligence agencies and law enforcement services combined. The threats and scenarios presented are real and they are here in our country. Take notice, danger ahead.”
– Michael T. Flynn, Lieutenant General, United States Army (Retired), Chairman & CEO of Flynn Intel Group, Inc.
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While our government assures us we are dealing with a "jv" team, our enemies make plans to decapitate the US and this book describes how they could go about it.
The 9/11 commission called the attacks of that day “a failure of imagination”.
This book, written by U.S. House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, picks up where the commission left off revealing just how vulnerable we are to a myriad of threats, including bioterrorism, nuclear attack, cyber warfare and threats to our NATA alliances among others.
These types of attacks are not only plausible, they are probable and the foundations for the scenarios in this book all have basis in fact, detailed in the book as well as steps we can take to mitigate them.
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It is also a must-read for presidential candidates, who are vying to be the next commander in chief. The scenarios outlined in this book are plausible, frightening, and preventable - if we take the necessary steps to take these threats more seriously, and to combat them.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about the threats our country faces, and how to thwart them. As the 911 Commission noted, the government's failure to prevent the 911 attacks was in part a "failure of imagination" - in other words a failure to imagine scenarios that terrorists might have been plotting. This book is an attempt to get our government, and its leaders, to think imaginatively and creatively so that we can predict and prevent the next 911 from happening on American soil.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mr. McCaul may have imagination in thinking up scary scenarios for which our government is not well-prepared. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A Cook
I've read about 3 chapters now and it's just okay. McCaul pretends as if he's trying to be fair but he has an obvious Republican agenda, choosing to blame every failure,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by E.D.
Easy reading..a known expert..it gives a lot of examples to be watching out for.Published 2 months ago by gail mc donnell
Outlandish. Politically driven positions that lack any solid evidence.Published 2 months ago by Kevin McGowan