"Carefully reasoned, highly convincing...a persuasive and utterly frightening picture of the current state of America's war on terror."
--Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times
"Written in clear and credible prose... anyone who cares about putting al Qaeda out of business should make time for this book."
--Warren Bass of The Washington Post
"The best argued and most thoroughly reported account of why…"we are losing" the war against the bin Laden progeny."
--Frank Rich, The New York Times
"For anyone who cares about the security of the West and its relationship with the Muslim world, The Next Attack is a book that must be read. Benjamin and Simon understand the terrorist threat as few others do, and their recommendations should influence leaders around the world."--Former President Bill Clinton
"No matter how you feel about the war on Iraq, you should read this book on what we can do to fight our global struggle against terrorists and the jihadist ideology that fuels them. Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon authors describe the rise of Islamic radicalism and the requirements of homeland security with great intelligence and knowledge."
--Walter Isaacson, author of Kissinger: A Biography
and Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
"Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon were right about Al Qaeda in their top-secret analyses in the 1990s. Their last book explained it clearly to the public. Now, in The Next Attack
, they tell us that it's not over yet.
This is an important contribution to a nation that is still all too vulnerable to another 9/11-like tragedy at the hands of the jihadists."
--Richard A. Clarke, author of Against All Enemies
"Before September 11, Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon warned clearly and convincingly that America had underestimated its enemies in al Qaeda. Few listened. Now they have issued a new and chilling portrait of the evolving threat, and they warn again that America does not understand its adversaries. This is an intelligent, important, and riveting book from two of the country's leading specialists on violent Islamic extremism."
--Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars