BEYOND TERROR: Strategy in a Changing World. Anyone who wants to understand the world after the September 11th attacks should begin by reading BEYOND TERROR.
Acclaimed military strategist and author Ralph Peters assembles 18 essays, some written before and others after the September 11 attacks, that show his writing at its best. Always one step ahead of other military strategists, Peters evaluates the status quo of world affairs and brings years of experience as an Army-insider to bear on the state of terrorism in the world today and his vision for how the United States should be fighting the war against terrorists and terrorism.
Peters proposes an unorthodox view of intelligence analysis, attacks the lie that the American people will not accept casualties, and, in a tour de force, reveals the human side of Clausewitz. Drawing on the experiences of an unusual military career and travel to more than fifty countries, Peters portrays a world undergoing the most dramatic changes in history. Beyond Terror takes us far beyond the intellectual prison of traditional wisdom to offer the most original thinking available on the strategic challenges confronting the United States in the 21st century. 9-11-01.
"Anyone who wants to understand the world after the September 11th attacks should begin by reading Ralph Peters, who understood what was going on years before that horrible day. Peters is one of the best strategic thinkers this country has produced and, on top of that, a strong and memorable writer." --Thomas E. Ricks, Washington Post Pentagon correspondent and author of Making the Corps.