About the Book :
Filled with startling revelations about how the national security of USA is being managed, Counterstrike will change the way everyone think about the ongoing struggle with violent radical extremism in America.
Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker of The New York Times take readers deep into a previously hidden theater of war, as U.S. ground troops, intelligence operatives, and top executive branch officials have fashioned effective new strategies to fight terrorism, in sharp contrast to the cowboy slogans that once characterized the U.S. government’s public posture. They show how these innovative strategies were employed in the dramatic May 2011 raid in which Osama bin Laden was killed and in a new afterword they point to ongoing challenges and successes at home, in the Middle East, and in cyberspace.
About the Author :
Eric Schmitt is a terrorism correspondent for The New York Times, and has embedded with troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Pakistan. He has twice been a member of Times reporting teams that were awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
Thom Shanker Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times, routinely spends time embedded with troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was formerly a foreign editor and correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, based in Moscow, Berlin, and Sarajevo.