Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

The war on terror is a lost cause. As the war heads towards its second decade, American security policy is in disarray - the Iraq War is a disaster, Afghanistan is deeply insecure and the al-Qaida movement remains as potent as ever with new generations of leaders coming to the fore. Well over 100,000 civilians have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, many tens of thousands have been detained without trial, and torture, prisoner abuse and rendition have sullied the reputation of the United States and its coalition partners. Why We're Losing the War on Terror examines the reasons for the failure, focusing on American political and military attitudes, the impact of 9/11, the fallacy of a New American Century, the role of oil and, above all, the consummate failure to go beyond a narrow western view of the world. More significantly, it argues that the disaster of the war may have a huge if unexpected bonus. Its very failure will make it possible to completely re-think western attitudes to global security, moving towards a sustainable policy that will be much more effective in addressing the real threats to global security - the widening socio-economic divide and climate change.

Buy Why We're Losing the War on Terror book by Paul Rogers from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780745641973
ISBN-10: 0745641970
Format: Paperback
(206mm x 147mm x 15mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Why We're Losing the War on Terror book by Paul Rogers and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford.

Books By Author Paul Rogers

Irregular War by Paul Rogers

Irregular War

Paperback, July 2017
$22.49
Name That Movie by Paul Rogers

Name That Movie

Hardback, April 2012
$22.49
Coping with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Paul Rogers

Coping with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Paperback, March 2012
$15.29