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Ten years ago it was found that al-Qaeda was far more organized and adept than had previously been presumed. It took nearly that long to locate and execute their leader, Osama bin Laden. We are far from finished. Al-Qaeda has morphed into a much more dangerous, menacing threat: ISIS. A war is being waged against us by radical Islamists, and, as current events demonstrate, they are only getting stronger. Authors Flynn and Ledeen inform the American people of the grave danger we face in the ongoing war on terror – and warn that they will continue to face this threat until our government takes decisive action against the terrorists that want nothing more than to destroy us and our way of life.
Lt. General Michael T. Flynn spent more than 33 years in Army intelligence. From coordinating on-the-ground operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, to building reliable intelligence networks, to preparing strategic plans for fighting terrorism, Flynn has been a firsthand witness to government foul-ups, smokescreens, and censored information that our leaders don’t want us to know. A year before he was scheduled to retire, Flynn was sacked as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency for, among other things, telling a Congressional Committee that the American people are in more danger than we were just a few years ago. Only by truly understanding the ISIS enemy and fully grasping the enormity of the threat it poses will a way be found to win against them.
Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, (Ret.) is a veteran intelligence officer and served as the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Senior Military Intelligence Officer in the Department of Defense. He has since founded the Flynn Intel Group, a commercial, government, and international consulting firm. Michael Ledeen is the author of War against the Terror Masters and The Iranian Time Bomb. He spent twenty years at the American Enterprise Institute where he held the Freedom Scholar chair; he now holds a chair at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
More About the Speakers
Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn (Ret.)
Associate Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics