The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies Hardcover – July 12, 2016
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"General Flynn's The Field of Fight is as good an introduction to the long war we are in as any I have read. It is also a sobering and indeed frightening indictment of the intellectual dishonesty which has blocked our leaders from winning this war." --Newt Gingrich
"The Field of Fight is a book worth reading by anyone concerned about the future security of America. It is both an engaging personal memoir by a great American soldier and military intelligence officer, General Mike Flynn, and a strategic plan by General Flynn of how to win the global war against radical Islam and its big power supporters. The leaders of the next American administration would benefit from reading The Field of Fight." --Senator Joseph Lieberman
"The Field of Fight is a must-read for all Americans, especially military and law enforcement. It is a seminal book in the global war against radical Islam! Where are the fatwas from Mecca and Medina?!" --Lt. General (Retired) Tom McInerny, former Deputy Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
"If you wish to understand the terrorist attacks sweeping the world, there's no better place to start than The Field of Fight." --National Review
About the Author
Dr. Michael Ledeen is the author of more than 35 books, including Accomplice to Evil and Virgil's Golden Egg and Other Neapolitan Miracles. He is Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, and served as Special Advisor to the Secretary of State and consultant to the National Security Council during the Reagan Administration.
- Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
- ISBN-10 : 1250106222
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250106223
- Hardcover : 208 pages
- Publisher : St. Martin's Press; F First Edition Used (July 12, 2016)
- Product Dimensions : 5.66 x 0.86 x 8.5 inches
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #362,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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He was fired as DIA Director in 2014 over what US officials cited as clashes over his leadership style; however, he claims it was because he took a stand about "radical Islam." “The Field of Flight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies” is his response. It outlines his not so “politically-correct” stand on “radical Islam.”
Controversy continued to shadow Flynn. He was named by President Trump in late 2016 as the twenty-fifth National Security Advisor. He was forced to resign after information surfaced he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the nature and content of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, during the presidential transition. These communications and his role as a foreign agent have engulfed him and the Trump administration in on-going investigations of Russian collusion and tampering in US elections.
In “The Field of Fight”, Flynn, acknowledged as a brilliant tactician and a top intelligence officer, provides deep insights into our fight against “radical Islam” and how we should deal with this global threat. He believes that very few people and understand that a global war is being waged against us by “a messianic mass movement of evil people,” most of them inspired by a totalitarian ideology: radical Islam.
This book stands on its own and is an excellent resource for those interested in an expert’s view of the global fight facing us.
Flynn knows the enemy better than most. He felt we were losing the battle when he wrote this book (2015). He wrote “The Field of Fight” to raise awareness of the global war being waged against us and to outline a winning strategy for the United States. Simply put, our enemies, ISIS and its allies - North Korea, Russia, China, Cuba, and Venezuela – hate the West and want to see our society destroyed.
Information in this book came from those who trained, worked and fought alongside Flynn and from American military and defense agencies. Dozens of interviews were conducted with the promise of anonymity. Sources were top officials, junior officers, noncommissioned officers and intelligence analysts.
He has much to say about Iran, information suppressed by two consecutive administrations, ISIS and Al Qaeda. “ISIS and Al Qaeda are driven by a systematic vision of how to conquer the world and impose their religious ideology on all of us. Did you know that ISIS has a detailed written timetable global victory?”
Flynn argues against ‘political correctness’ and for the need of an Islamic Reformation. He does not pull any punches nor does he suggest that we rely on military power to win. To destroy them, we need:
A clarity of purpose by facing reality and defining the enemy clearly; a new strategy driven by “true,” not falsified, intelligence; and a resolve to win.
A holistic approach, integrating our economic, political and military strengths.
A new set of 21st Century Alliances.
Ample, not token, resources.
Rules of engagement which do not restrict our soldiers from doing what they are supposed to be doing.
To attack the radicals everywhere in every way and to deny the enemy safe havens in countries that shelter them (reinvigorate the Bush Doctrine).
To discredit their ideology.
Flynn notes that we have defeated the radical Islamists every time we have fought them seriously. We lost our resolve over the past eight years (the Obama years) allowing them grow into a global threat. Our leaders took them for granted and told us we were doing fine. Flynn says we need our leaders to tell the truth.
He goes on to remind us that “Radical Islamists” represent a failed civilization. The Muslim world today is a spectacular failure. They are an illiterate society with 20% unable to read. They are afraid that if the Islamic people were free to choose a winner, they would choose us.
Top reviews from other countries
Ce livre met en valeur avant tout la vanité de FLYNN (un ego susceptible d'entrer en conflit avec celui de TRUMP) et, de façon bizarre, assure un service minimum de critique de POUTINE, contredit par la réalité des liens de FLYNN avec les Russes qui lui ont coûté sa place en 3 semaines.
Son CV et son éviction de l'armée plus instructif que son livre qui confirme cependant que FLYNN est un chien fou que personne ne peut maîtriser y compris lui-même.
Il est rarissime que je ne donne pas 5 étoiles à mes achats sue Amazon. J'aurais mieux fait de tenir compte des avis critiques en anglais, mais la personnage était un élément essentiel pour notre avenir à tous à l'époque.