More than six 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. Philip H. Gordon asserts that we are making little progress towards our ultimate goals because we are fighting the wrong war. In Winning the Right War, Gordon draws a provocative parallel between the world today and the Cold War, showing how defense, diplomacy, development, and the determination to preserve our values can again be deployed alongside military might to defeat a violent and insidious ideology. Gordon also asks the question "What would victory look like?"—a topic sorely missing from the debate today.
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