Crush the Cell: How to Defeat Terrorism Without Terrorizing Ourselves
Recorded on May 20, 2008
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
In Crush the Cell: How to Defeat Terrorism without
Terrorizing Ourselves, Michael Sheehan reveals for the first
time the true inner workings of terrorist cells and shows why
thwarting them can be as simple as thinking offensively rather than
Sheehan draws on his wide-ranging 30 years of experience -
having operated clandestinely in some of the world's most troubled
hot spots as well as participated in the highest levels of
policymaking at the White House, State Department and United
Countering the easy analysis of many so-called terror "experts"
and pundits, Sheehan maintains that sensitive and creative
intelligence collection operations are the key to counter terrorism
- not information sharing. In Crush the Cell, he offers
critical insight and analysis, touching on everything from the NSA
wiretap program to the dangers of unmonitored pleasure-boat traffic
to the ease with which large home-made bombs can be constructed to
which border we really need to be concerned about.
Join us as Michael A. Sheehan not only discusses his new book,
but also looks at whether America is leaning on a false sense of
security - or if a devastating threat looms.