David Firester’s Book Review of Lieutenant General (ret.) Michael T. Flynn’s Book, The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies

Book Review of Flynn, M. T., & Ledeen, M. A. (2016). The field of fight: How we can win the global war against radical Islam and its allies. New York: St. Martin’s Press. By David Firester To begin with, I will say that the book is not exactly what one […]

Reflecting on the Wisdom of an Intelligence Professional, by Way of a Book Review

David Firester’s Book Review of Crumpton, Henry A. The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA’s Clandestine Service. Penguin, 2012. The allure of Hank Crumpton’s book, for the layperson, is probably that it’s an eye-opening journey through the seemingly secretive intelligence world.  To the student of intelligence, […]

What Evidence Supports the Myth that Jewish Civilians Terrorize Arabs? Very Little.

By: David Firester The Global Terrorism Database (GTD), which is managed by the University of Maryland’s federally funded National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) recently released its 2015 user-friendly database to the public.  The significance of such a robust catalogue of terrorism is that […]

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