"A tell-all book filled with stories about sensitive political egos and government inefficiencies that left the nation vulnerable to terrorists."
--The Houston Chronicle
"Clark Kent Ervin's Open Target is a well-written, interesting, and devastating critique of the Department of Homeland Security--a critique that is made all the more timely in the wake of the department's incompetent response to Hurricane Katrina."
--Peter Bergen, author of The Osama bin Laden I Know, CNN terrorism analyst, and Fellow of the New America Foundation
"Open Target is a sobering perspective on what still must be done to secure the homeland against terrorists who remain determined to strike. You don't have to agree with everything in it to recognize what an important contribution it is to the national dialogue."
--John McLaughlin, former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
"This is a critically important book. Clark Ervin knows better than anyone the challenges we face on homeland security. He describes clearly where the dangers are, what mistakes are being made, and how to fix things."
--Walter Isaacson, author of Ben Franklin: An American Life and president of the Aspen Institute