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The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind takes you deep inside America's real battles with violent, unrelenting terrorists — a game of kill-or-be-killed, from the Oval Office to the streets of Karachi.

You may think you know what the "war on terror" is. But to know it truly, you must read this book.

Suskind has written a riveting work of narrative nonfiction, filled with exclusive, historically significant disclosures that will echo across America and the world.

What is the guiding principle of the world's most powerful nation as it searches for enemies at home and abroad? The One Percent Doctrine is the deeply secretive core of America's real playbook: a default strategy, designed by Dick Cheney, that separates America from its moorings, and has driven everything — from war in Afghanistan to war in Iraq to the global search for jihadists.

The story begins on September 12, 2001, the day America began to gather itself for a response to the unimaginable. Ultimately, that reply would shape the nation's very character.

Suskind tells us what actually occurred over the next three years, from the inside out, by tracing the steps of the key actors — the notables, from the President and Vice President to George Tenet and Condoleezza Rice, who oversee the "war on terror" and report progress to an anxious nation; and the invisibles, the men and women just below the line of sight, left to improvise plans to defeat a new kind of enemy in an hour-by-hour race against disaster. The internal battles between these two teams — one, under the hot lights; the other, actually fighting the fight — reveal everything about what America faces, and what it has done, in this age of terror.

Who is actually running U.S. foreign policy? Is there an operational cell, armed with WMDs, inside the United States? Have some of the world's most dangerous terrorists — including leaders of al Qaeda — been caught and accidentally released? Can America prevail in this struggle against enemies who are patient, ingenious, certain, and have clear tactical advantage?

With his unparalleled access to senior officials, past and present, Ron Suskind — author of The Price of Loyalty, the most revealing book yet written on the Bush administration — finally answers the questions that keep Americans awake at night.

And in this startling book, he reframes the debates that roil the globe.

Review:

"This is an important book, filled with the surest sign of great reporting: the unexpected. It enriches our understanding of even familiar episodes from the Bush administration's war on terror and tells some jaw-dropping stories we haven't heard before.

One example out of many comes in Ron Suskind's gripping narrative of what the White House has celebrated as one of the war's major victories:... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Review:

"[R]iveting....Just as disturbing as Al Qaeda's plans and capabilities are the descriptions of the Bush administration's handling of the war on terror and its willful determination to go to war against Iraq." Michiko Kakutani, the New York Times

Review:

"It makes for deeply unsettling reading and is a major contribution to our national conversation concerning these issues." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"If journalism is the first draft of history, books like The One Percent Doctrine are the second draft. Historians will be grateful for it as they write the many final drafts in the decades to come." Baltimore Sun

Review:

"A doomsday tale masked as a John le Carré thriller....Suskind lays out evidence of success, failure, humility and hubris." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Synopsis:

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind takes you deep inside America's real battles with violent, unrelenting terrorists — a game of kill-or-be-killed, from the Oval Office to the streets of Karachi.

About the Author

Ron Suskind is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League. From 1993 to 2000, he was the senior national affairs reporter for the Wall Street Journal, where he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two sons.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface

ONE False Positives

TWO Beyond Suspicion

THREE Necessity's Offspring

FOUR Zawahiri's Head

FIVE Going Operational

SIX Cause for Alarm

SEVEN Conversations with Dictators

EIGHT Wages of Fear

NINE Hearts and Minds

Afterword

Afterword to the Paperback Edition

Author's Note

Acknowledgments

Index

Copyright © 2006 by Ron Suskind

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743271103
Subtitle:
Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11
Author:
Suskind, Ron
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Intelligence
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
United states
Subject:
War on Terrorism, 2001-
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070515
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 12.46 oz

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"Review" by , "[R]iveting....Just as disturbing as Al Qaeda's plans and capabilities are the descriptions of the Bush administration's handling of the war on terror and its willful determination to go to war against Iraq."
"Review" by , "It makes for deeply unsettling reading and is a major contribution to our national conversation concerning these issues."
"Review" by , "If journalism is the first draft of history, books like The One Percent Doctrine are the second draft. Historians will be grateful for it as they write the many final drafts in the decades to come."
"Review" by , "A doomsday tale masked as a John le Carré thriller....Suskind lays out evidence of success, failure, humility and hubris."
"Synopsis" by , Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind takes you deep inside America's real battles with violent, unrelenting terrorists — a game of kill-or-be-killed, from the Oval Office to the streets of Karachi.
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