Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War

Twilight Warriors The Soldiers Spies and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War When US troops withdrew from Afghanistan at the end of the longest conflict in our nation s history came to an end Yet we are still at war no longer with other states but with a host of new ene

  • Title: Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War
  • Author: James Kitfield
  • ISBN: 9780465064700
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When US troops withdrew from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, the longest conflict in our nation s history came to an end Yet we are still at war no longer with other states, but with a host of new enemies, from Jihadi insurgents and nihilistic terrorists to narco traffickers and modern day pirates.In Twilight Warriors, the award winning foreign correspondent James KitfielWhen US troops withdrew from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, the longest conflict in our nation s history came to an end Yet we are still at war no longer with other states, but with a host of new enemies, from Jihadi insurgents and nihilistic terrorists to narco traffickers and modern day pirates.In Twilight Warriors, the award winning foreign correspondent James Kitfield introduces us to the tight knit brotherhood that strives to keep the United States safe from the dimly understood threats it now faces Together, these men have broken down the boundaries between their respective agencies to engineer a networkcentric way of fighting using a seamless web of intelligence analysts, information networks, FBI forensics experts, and Special Forces units to take the fight to America s enemies as never before.Grounded in fifteen years of reporting, Twilight Warriors provides a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of the American defense system and the men who have brought it into the twenty first century.

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    1. If you want a one-book summary of the war on terror, at a high level, this is it. Kitfield is great at picking out the key highlights and describing the twists and turns of our 16 year long descent into continuous conflict.I subtract one star because Kitfield is a little too close to the military perspective and does not appreciate the policy trade offs at stake that sometimes hamper the military and some of the good reasons that bureaucracy exists to slow down kinetic action. Values questions, [...]

    2. Since 9/11 the Intelligence communities and the US military have to been fighting non-stop, trying to stop terrorists and protect US citizens. This is the story of a handful of leaders from the FBI and the US Army and how their cooperation made a difference.Why I started the book: One of my guilty pleasures is reading about Navy SEALs and other Special Forces and from the cover, I thought that this would be it.Why I finished it: So this book was more about the relationships built between the FBI [...]

    3. I don’t read many books about modern history but I’ve been struggling to follow what is happening in the war that has been raging on for nearly half of my life. Because of that I picked this up and was not disappointed.I’m not sure how much my own political views focused my perceptions while reading, but I was finally able to feel some sympathy and respect for political characters who’s views I normally found completely alienating. This book disserves the praise others and I give it beca [...]

    4. This was one of the more surprising reads of the year. I picked this up in part for research, and in part for my enduring quest to understand the wars we as a country have engaged in over the past 15 plus years. As a veteran, I'm partial to advocating for better national security, but I'm also clear-minded enough to want to really understand the hard lessons we can learn from. This book was magnificent in putting all of the past hard lessons into perspective that anyone can grasp quite easily, f [...]

    5. Excellent Survey of the history of the GWOT from 2001-2015. As the title goes, it shows how Spec Ops, the Intel community, and Law Enforcement worked together to create the first network-centric battle groups to fight insurgent and terrorist groups.

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