Publisher description for Winning the right war : the path to security for America and the world / Philip H. Gordon.

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A new strategy for American foreign policy that looks beyond Iraq and focuses our attention on the true nature of victory

More than five years into the “war on terror,” the United States and its allies are less safe, our enemies are stronger and more numerous, and the Middle East is dangerously unstable. Sadly, we are failing in Iraq and elsewhere because we are fighting—and losing—the wrong war.

In this paradigm-shifting book, Philip H. Gordon argues that we need to fight and win the right war, putting forward a new framework that confronts the true long-term threats to our security. He draws a provocative parallel between the world today and the world of the Cold War, showing how containment, patience, alliances, and faith in our own values can best be deployed alongside military might.
Gordon also asks the question “What would victory look like?”—a topic sorely missing from the debate today. His vision for promoting change in the Islamic world is achievable and realistic, but only if the United States changes course before it is too late. We cannot win the “war on terror” under the current strategy, but if we fight and win the right war, the whole world will benefit.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-
National security -- United States.
War on Terrorism, 2001-
United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States.
World politics -- 1989-
United States -- Foreign relations -- Philosophy.
Cold War.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
World politics -- 1945-1989.