With the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the world changed forever. But years later, many people are still unsure what led to such a hateful act or the implications of the world's response.
The issues are controversial-just like the wars that have ensued in Iraq and Afghanistan. But it's possible to begin to understand the global war on terrorism and the struggle for hegemony between East and West. In this book, you'll learn about:
Join Michael Phelps, a longtime military historian, as he cuts through the media spin and explores the philosophies and events that have defined a generation in an extensive essay that considers all sides. Form your own opinions, but at least have access to the facts with A Short History of the Long War.
- The origins of militant Islamism;
- Past terrorist attacks;
- The world's response after 9/11;
- The transformation of the military;
- The resurgence of Iran;
- Homeland security and the home front;
- And much, much more!