Descriere: In this powerful and urgently needed call to action, national security expert Stephen Flynn offers a startling portrait of the radical shortcomings in America's plan for homeland security. He describes a frightening scenario of what the next major terrorist attack might look like -- revealing the tragic loss of life and economic havoc it would leave in its wake, as well as the seismic political consequences it would have in Washington. Flynn also shows us how to prepare for such a disaster, outlining a bold yet practical plan for achieving security in a way that is safe and smart, effective and manageable.In this new world of heightened risk and fear, America the Vulnerable delivers a timely, forceful message that cannot be ignored.
The attacks of September 11, 2001, were a calamity on a scale few had imagined possible. In their aftermath, we exaggerated the men who perpetrated the attacks, shaping hasty and often mistaken reporting into caricatures we could comprehend -- monsters and master criminals equal to the enormity of their crime. In reality, the 9/11 hijackers were unexceptional men, not much different from countless others. It is this ordinary enemy, not the caricature, that we must understand if we are to have a legitimate hope of defeating terrorism. Using research undertaken in twenty countries on four continents, Los Angeles Times correspondent Terry McDermott provides gripping, authoritative portraits of the main players in the 9/11 plot. With brilliant reporting and thoughtful analysis, McDermott brings us a clearer, more nuanced, and in some ways more frightening, understanding of the landmark event of our time.
Stephen L. Carter
The acclaimed author of "The Culture of Disbelief" proves to readers that manners matter to the future of America.
THE TRUTH BEGINS HERE Award-winning journalist Jim Marrs has uncovered compelling new evidence that alien life forms have not only visited our planet in the past, but are among us right now. Drawing on numerous eyewitness accounts, highly classified CIA reports, and his own meticulous research, he marshals an impressive array of facts to confirm the reality of UFOs...as well as the depth of the government campaign to keep America in the dark. Here is information unavailable in any other single source, including intriguing insights into: -- The 1947 Roswell crash and the U.S. military's efforts to suppress all public inquiries. -- Detailed accounts of UFO landing sites in South America and of abductions in the U.S. -- Vivid descriptions of UFOs by Apollo astronauts -- in their own words. -- Tantalizing clues to the alien timetable for revealing their plans here. -- And much, much more! Includes 4 pages of incredible photographs.