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The United States and the West continue to fail in efforts to counter the single al-Qa`ida narrative. Howard Clark, in his brilliantly written book, sets forth a strategy for defeating al-Qa`ida and for ultimately destroying its ideology. This book should be required reading for all those deploying to the war zones and for policymakers responsible for countering violent ideological extremism.
-The Honorable Charles E. Allen, retired U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chief Intelligence Officer and Undersecretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis; former CIA (47 year veteran) National Intelligence Officer for Counterterrorism and Counterterrorism Center Deputy Chief.
This will show new directions to the strategists at a time when they are groping for new approaches. Strategists, specialists as well as common readers will ignore this highly readable book by a soldier-scholar at their own peril.
-Arif Jamal, Author of “Shadow War -- The Untold Story of Jihad in Kashmir”
Clark's prescriptions are based on wisdom drawn from his field experience. We desperately need this approach.
-Dr. Hassan Abbas, Quaid-i-Azam Professor, Columbia University
What Revolt Against Al-Qa'ida offers is a blueprint for just that: a program for undermining Al-Qa'ida within the Muslim world and within its recruitment base, by attacking their legitimacy as Muslim scholars, condemning their actions, illustrating the negative outcomes people face for embracing them and highlighting the positive outcomes that Al-Qa'ida affiliation inhibits. Such an approach could drastically cut American military expenditures and loss of life and address a permanent solution to the Al-Qa'ida problem that cannot be found in simply picking off leaders one by one in a rhetorical vacuum.
It's an unusual book. For something that proposes counter-radicalism, it is itself somewhat radical, but it's well worth considering going forward.
-Barnes & Noble
The slim size of Howard Clark's book How You Can Kill Al Qaeda (in 3 easy steps) belies its ambitious goal.
-US News & World Report
Howard Gambrill Clark's How You Can Kill Al Qaeda deftly married theoretical approaches with practical applications in an accessible and direct format. This book advanced the counterterrorism community toward strategically defeating al-Qa`ida.
-Andrew Black, CEO, Black Watch Global, LLC