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Topic - John Lenczowski
This book may prove to be the most important one you will read this year. It puts in clear perspective what every American should know, to wit: The War on Terror is really a war against ideologically driven radical Islamists.
What's this? Yet another plan to "reform" government? No, it is not just another conventional idea to cure bureaucratic intransigence or reckless disregard for common sense, though John Lenczowski surely does grapple with those issues.
The U.S. military made impressive gains on the battlefield and covertly in countering Islamist terrorists since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. But the military and government at large so far have failed to strike the religiously motivated ideology behind al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists.
He writes, "The Cold War, as President Reagan saw it, was not only a conflict between East and West, it was in essence a moral conflict . . . which, at its heart, took the form of a war between truth and falsehood."
In an interview with this writer, Mr. Lenczowski said there is much yet to be learned about the recent debacle in Benghazi, but if reports are accurate that "our people, CIA people were there to get arms, to get Libyan arms to the Syrian resistance," then with the benefit of more information, we might determine if public diplomacy could have averted the crisis.