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Rumsfeld's War - The Untold Story of America's Anti-Terrorist Commander

Rowan Scarborough

The man in the cockpit fighting the war on terror. When terrorists crashed a plane into the Pentagon, he was there-helping carry the wounded to safety. And he's been there-leading the war on terror, directing its operations around the world in both open and covert missions, and bluntly focusing on one primary goal: killing terrorists. He is Donald Rumsfeld. His great fear was a second Pearl Harbor. When it happened on September 11, 2001, he led the charge to make sure it never happens again. This book takes you inside Rumsfeld's Pentagon, detailing the far-sighted, courageous decisions he has made to enable our military to fight this most unconventional of wars. Rowan Scarborough, veteran national security reporter for the Washington Times, has had access to Rumsfeld himself as well as to numerous never-before-released documents that show not only how Rumsfeld is fighting the war, but how he is fighting the bureaucracy and remaking the American military, shifting the focus from the ingrained "can't-do" bureaucracy to the special operations Green Berets, SEALs, and others who live by "can-do." Many of Rumsfeld's hard-won victories are revealed here for the first time. Scarborough interviewed scores of Rumsfeld's friends and colleagues, including former president Gerald Ford, economist Arthur Laffer, former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and many military personnel. He also provides details of some highly secretive Pentagon operations-carried out under Rumsfeld's supervision by groups that most Americans don't even know exist. In addition, Scarborough offers an enlightening comparison between Rumsfeld's decisiveness and willingness to act and declare a war on terror and the Clinton administration's lassitude, distraction, and treatment of terrorism as a law enforcement issue during al Qaeda's astonishingly rapid rise in the 1990s. Scarborough concludes that history will surely judge Rumsfeld as "one of America's most important defense leaders." Rumsfeld's War reveals why-and how much of the bold new milita

The man in the cockpit fighting the war on terror. When terrorists crashed a plane into the Pentagon, he was there-helping carry the wounded to safety. And he's been there-leading the war on terror, directing its operations around the world in both open and covert missions, and bluntly focusing on one primary goal: killing terrorists. He is Donald Rumsfeld. His great fear was a second Pearl Harbor. When it happened on September 11, 2001, he led the charge to make sure it never happens again. This book takes you inside Rumsfeld's Pentagon, detailing the far-sighted, courageous decisions he has made to enable our military to fight this most unconventional of wars. Rowan Scarborough, veteran national security reporter for the Washington Times, has had access to Rumsfeld himself as well as to numerous never-before-released documents that show not only how Rumsfeld is fighting the war, but how he is fighting the bureaucracy and remaking the American military, shifting the focus from the ingrained "can't-do" bureaucracy to the special operations Green Berets, SEALs, and others who live by "can-do." Many of Rumsfeld's hard-won victories are revealed here for the first time. Scarborough interviewed scores of Rumsfeld's friends and colleagues, including former president Gerald Ford, economist Arthur Laffer, former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and many military personnel. He also provides details of some highly secretive Pentagon operations-carried out under Rumsfeld's supervision by groups that most Americans don't even know exist. In addition, Scarborough offers an enlightening comparison between Rumsfeld's decisiveness and willingness to act and declare a war on terror and the Clinton administration's lassitude, distraction, and treatment of terrorism as a law enforcement issue during al Qaeda's astonishingly rapid rise in the 1990s. Scarborough concludes that history will surely judge Rumsfeld as "one of America's most important defense leaders." Rumsfeld's War reveals why-and how much of the bold new milita
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The man in the cockpit fighting the war on terror. When terrorists crashed a plane into the Pentagon, he was there-helping carry the wounded to safety. And he's been there-leading the war on terror, directing its operations around the world in both open and covert missions, and bluntly focusing on one primary goal: killing terrorists. He is Donald Rumsfeld. His great fear was a second Pearl Harbor. When it happened on September 11, 2001, he led the charge to make sure it never happens again. This book takes you inside Rumsfeld's Pentagon, detailing the far-sighted, courageous decisions he has made to enable our military to fight this most unconventional of wars. Rowan Scarborough, veteran national security reporter for the Washington Times, has had access to Rumsfeld himself as well as to numerous never-before-released documents that show not only how Rumsfeld is fighting the war, but how he is fighting the bureaucracy and remaking the American military, shifting the focus from the ingrained "can't-do" bureaucracy to the special operations Green Berets, SEALs, and others who live by "can-do." Many of Rumsfeld's hard-won victories are revealed here for the first time. Scarborough interviewed scores of Rumsfeld's friends and colleagues, including former president Gerald Ford, economist Arthur Laffer, former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and many military personnel. He also provides details of some highly secretive Pentagon operations-carried out under Rumsfeld's supervision by groups that most Americans don't even know exist. In addition, Scarborough offers an enlightening comparison between Rumsfeld's decisiveness and willingness to act and declare a war on terror and the Clinton administration's lassitude, distraction, and treatment of terrorism as a law enforcement issue during al Qaeda's astonishingly rapid rise in the 1990s. Scarborough concludes that history will surely judge Rumsfeld as "one of America's most important defense leaders." Rumsfeld's War reveals why-and how much of the bold new milita

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alan Sklar

Length:

6h 31m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:06


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:42


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:01


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:35


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:40


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:30


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:55


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:03


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:27


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:54


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:13


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:00


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:49


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:07


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:58


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:01


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:09


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:41


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:36


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:07