Serpent In Our Garden by Brian M. Drinkwine
|Title||Serpent in Our Garden|
|Author||Brian M. Drinkwine|
|Language||English, Spanish, and French|
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 caused Americans to realize that our sense of invincibility had been shattered. This paper identifies al-Qa¿ida and ¿Salafi-Jihadists¿ as our enemy and recommends new approaches to fighting terrorism. Explores al-Qa¿ida¿s organization, leaders, doctrine, and radical ideologies. Argues that the war we must fight is one against Islamist trans-national actors who openly engage in terrorism or support terrorism. Our current national and military strategies to combat terrorism are inadequate to take on an ideologically emboldened transnational foe. We must refocus our efforts and prepare to fight a war of several generations (long war). Several initiatives are recommended that include development of a national strategy. Ill.