The most important book on radical Islam ever written
The Hour of Maximum Danger, 2nd edition
Worldwide significance, 20 February 2017 -- The Hour of Maximum Danger, 1st edition, was initially written as an executive summary on the containment of radical Islamic violence for the Bush Administration at the beginning of GW's second term of office in 2005.
The Hour of Maximum Danger has proved to be nothing less than prophetic.
The executive summary began with this dire warning:
"It is perhaps evident since the events of 11 September 2001, that there are few more pressing problems facing the American people and our allies than the war being waged against us by individuals and groups under the banner of Islam. Unless this problem is addressed properly it will be a constant menace to our society well into the foreseeable future."
Although The Hour of Maximum Danger was written un-apologetically for the upper chamber occupants of the American intelligence, security and police apparatus, the author has not lost sight of the enduring wisdom that a well informed citizenry is our best defense against terror, ultimately.
Naturally, this author continued to communicate with the Obama Administration, in particular emphasizing that US and allied forces would have to be in situ, that is, our forces would have to be stationed for an indeterminate period of time in some of the most troublesome areas of advancing Islamic militancy to quell its forward progress.
Unfortunately, that reasoning was ignored largely. And Interestingly, the assessment of that intelligence was undertaken by the very intelligence and security experts that now head those same services.
The ultimate goal of releasing the second edition of the executive report, is to inform the new Trump Administration.
The 2nd edition of The Hour of Maximum Danger will be released 1 March 2017, in both print and electronic formats.
The history of the intervening years since its first publication, stands as testament that the core essential approach to contain, counter and inevitably defeat radical Islamic terrorism still applies fundamentally.
This author can but hope that the recent raid on the headquarters of Al Qaeda in the Yemen, in which one US soldier died, is not indicative of how President Trump intends to achieve his stated goal -- to eradicate completely radical Islamic terrorism from the face of the Earth.
The principal advice to the Obama Administration concerned the unavoidable fact that in order to contain radical Islamic terrorism, our forces will be required to be in place for an indeterminate period of time, just as this author had put forward a case to the Bush Administration to come to appreciate that they should be prepared to have troops in place for decades, in several key locations.
Whereas, the national security and intelligence apparatus at that time, both in the US and the UK, appreciated this author's suggestions. Notwithstanding, at the same time, they jointly and severally concluded that having troops in place for decades, given the inordinate amount of human and material resources that were being brought to bear against radical Islam, terrorism from that source could not, in their considered opinion, continue to be a threat for another decade, no less for multiple decades into the future.
And, therefore it was their conclusion that a multiple decades-long strategy albeit compelling, was simply not warranted.
That was twelve years ago.
Release date: 1 March 2017
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Media Contacts: E LaMont Gregory, author
Note To Editors: E LaMont Gregory is also the author of The Ultimate Vanishing Act, The Egyptian Secret, Understanding Radical Islam, made easy. Kindly visit the authors website http://www.theoxfordscientist.com for further details
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