The Field of Fight
How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies
Lt. General Michael T. Flynn and Michael Ledeen
St. Martin's Griffin
The Instant New York Times Bestseller.
A war is being waged against us by radical Islamists, and, as current events demonstrate, they are only getting stronger. Al-Qaeda has morphed into a much more dangerous, menacing threat: ISIS. Boko Haram, Hamas, and other groups continue to foment violence around the world. The Field of Fight succinctly lays out why we have failed to stop terrorist groups from growing, and what we must do to stop them. For if you understand your enemies, it’s much easier to defeat them—and right now, Flynn argues, we do not understand them.
A call to action that is sensible, informed, and original, The Field of Fight offers a plan that combines creative and strategic solutions with political engagement and effective military action; a plan not only to “manage” the problem, or to participate in perpetual conflict, but to win.
In late 2005, U.S. Special Forces fighters attacked an al Qaeda safe house in central Iraq, in an operation called Objective Rivergate. We believed an important leadership meeting was taking...
Praise for The Field of Fight
"General Flynn's The Field of Fight is as good an introduction to the long war we are in as any I have read. It is also a sobering and indeed frightening indictment of the intellectual dishonesty which has blocked our leaders from winning this war." --Newt Gingrich
"The Field of Fight is a book worth reading by anyone concerned about the future security of America. It is both an engaging personal memoir by a great American soldier and military intelligence officer, General Mike Flynn, and a strategic plan by General Flynn of how to win the global war against radical Islam and its big power supporters. The leaders of the next American administration would benefit from reading The Field of Fight." --Senator Joseph Lieberman
"The Field of Fight is a must-read for all Americans, especially military and law enforcement. It is a seminal book in the global war against radical Islam! Where are the fatwas from Mecca and Medina?!" --Lt. General (Retired) Tom McInerny, former Deputy Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
"If you wish to understand the terrorist attacks sweeping the world, there's no better place to start than The Field of Fight." --National Review