A phenomenon initially based on local groups that have acquired global reach is morphing into a global network. Bin Laden's network may have been damaged but he could never have dreamed that the world, many years after 9-11, would be so favorable to his objectives.
A new strategy is needed. The victory will come not by conquering Mecca for America but by disengaging America from Mecca:
- Define and understand the enemy
- Survey the defenses
- Have a grand strategy
This book argues that our strategy must entail denying potential terrorists a foothold inside the United States. And we must regain our moral, spiritual, and civilizational roots.