The Long War Ahead and the Short War Upon Us analyzes the multiple wars against terrorist groups that ensued after September 11, 2001, and their roots. Topics include the rise of Islamic communities in the West, the debate in the West over civil liberties versus security, the status of related battlefield conflicts around the globe, and challenges in defending the homeland and fighting overseas.
John C. Wohlstetter is a senior fellow at Discovery Institute and author of the blog “Letter from the Capitol.” His professional background includes Wall Street, corporate and communications law, and national security telecommunications.
What They Are Saying:
“The Long War Ahead and the Short War Upon Us is a tour de force that not only outlines the problems we are obliged to confront, the misperceptions that surround the conflict, but the methods and assumptions that should be applied for the ultimate victory.”– Herb London, president, Hudson Institute
“After many years pondering policy at some of our finest think tanks, John Wohlstetter has produced a readable, cogent, and informed book on the challenges we face in this new world of rogue states, Islamofascists, and general purpose terrorists motivated merely by dispendious wrath. It is must reading for policy makers and the general public, lest we suffer more and worse 9/11s ahead.” — R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., the American Spectator
“Far-seeing and wise, John Wohlstetter, in the tradition of true American patriots, has written a brilliant guide to the principles, practices, and priorities vital to victory in The Long War Ahead.” — Claudia Rosett, Foundation for Defense of Democracies