Books the fifth domain against all enemies richard a. He assumed his current assignment on march 29, 2019. Cyber war is a powerful book about technology, government, and. His 2010 volume cyber war, coauthored with rob knake, was a washington post bestseller and acknowledged as an early and foundational book in the field. Richard clarke, the former counterterrorism czar whose book against all enemies. Clarke later promoted lies about a man called abu zubaydah, whose torture testimony is behind much of the 911 commission report. He was after all the counterterrorism tsar when 911 took place, vince cannistraro, former chief of operations at the cias counterterrorism centre, told computer world magazine in january 2003. Clarke came to widespread public attention for his role as counterterrorism czar in the clinton and bush administrations in march 2004, when he appeared on the 60 minutes television news magazine, released his memoir about his service in government, against all enemies, and testified before the 911 commission. Until march 2003 he was a career member of the senior executive service, having begun his federal service in 1973 in the office of the secretary of defense, as an analyst on nuclear. Richard clarke recalls his feelings on the day of osama bin ladens death and reveals his anger at the way the aftermath of 911 was handled. Richard clarkes name is synonymous with both cyber security and counterterrorism. No one has more authority to make that claim than richard clarke, the former counterterrorism czar for both bill clinton and george w. His writing is precise and his ideas well supported with facts. Richard clarke is an internationally known national security expert and.
In this role, clarke also advised on counterterrorism and other national security issues and was the national crisis manager on 911. A professional who has worked for 7 presidents from both parties, he is an expert that can be believed to present the real nonpartisan truth behind our policies on terrorism. Clarke said that before and during the 911 crisis, many in the administration were distracted from taking action against osama bin ladens alqaeda organization because of an existing preoccupation with iraq and saddam hussein. Clarke against all enemies is a fascinating book about the recent history of terrorism during. National security council when the september 11 attacks occurred. Richard clarkes dramatic statement to the grieving families during the 911 commission hearings touched a raw nerve across america. Clarke claimed in his book that this conclusion was understood by the. Thompson held up a copy of clarkes book and a copy of an. Clarke testifies before the bipartisan september 11 commission on wednesday. I believe the bush administration in the first eight months considered terrorism an important issue, but not an urgent issue, richard clarke told a. He previously served as director of operations, joint special operations command on operation neptune spear. Clarke warned america once before about the havoc terrorism would wreak on our national securityand he was right.
Drawing on his decades of experience at the highest levels of national security, richard a. Former terrorism aide charges bush manufactured case for. The one person who knows more about usama bin laden and al qaeda than anyone else in this country, he has devoted two. The lowestpriced brandnew, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. When richard clarke apologized for 911, he never thought that there would be so many more government failures in so short a time, but climate change, katrina, the struggle with al qaeda, the insecurity in cyberspace, and the failure of homeland security all. He described mr clarke as a handson bureaucratic guerrilla famed for a gungho approach.
Clarke s pinnacle eventthe pentagon code for a nuclear threatis a gripping international thriller told from the rare vantage point of a true washington insider. Richard clarke is ceo of good harbor security risk management which advises companies and governments on cyber security. Bush administrations first memo on alqaeda declassified. Clarke, an internationally recognized expert on security, including homeland security, national security, cyber security, and counterterrorism, served in the united states government from 1973 to 2003, with a specialization in the issues of intelligence and terrorism. Buy a cheap copy of against all enemies book by richard a. He served for thirty years in the united states government, including an unprecedented ten continuous years as a white house officiat serving three consecutive presidents. Not only had our government failed to prevent the 2001 terrorist attacks but it has proven itself, time and again, incapable of handling the majority of our most crucial nationalsecurity issues, from iraq to katrina and beyond. Clarke apologizes for 911 attacks us news security. The one person who knows more about usama bin laden and al qaeda than anyone else in this country, he has devoted two decades of his professional life to combating terrorism. Richard clarke is an internationally known national security expert and author who served in the white house for three us presidents as americas first cyber czar and its first counterterrorism czar. White house whistleblower richard clarke corroborates key allegations. His seminal work on terrorism and al qaeda, against all enemies, was a number one ny times best. Richard clarke, the former antiterrorism czar, has now turned his attention to a new national security threat.
Document central to clarkerice dispute on bush terrorism policy pre911. His seminal work on terrorism and al qaeda, against all enemies, was a number one ny times best seller. Clarkes book turned out to be one of the first shots in the gradual undermining of. Inside americas war on terror, stands out amongst them all as an absolutely riveting, intelligently written discussion of the most harrowing issue of the new century terrorism. Every concerned american should read this startling and explosive book that offers an insiders view of white house situation. During his many public appearances throughout the last two weeks, scheuer has leveled criticism at a new target. The author was richard clarke, a career government official who had served as chief of counterterrorism under presidents bill clinton and george w. Heres a quote from page 97 of richard clarkes book. People need to know more about richard clarke before taking any more of his comments at face value.
A former top counterterrorism advisor under president clinton, who later served as president bushs cybersecurity czar, richard clarke has been sounding the alarm on cyberwar for more than a. Clarke was the presidents chief adviser on terrorism, yet it wasnt until sept. Clarkes testimony during the hearings was consistent with his account in his memoir. Now he warns us of another threat, silent but equally dangerous. What clarke knew and when he knew it the new york times. Richard clarke, former white house counterterrorism adviser. In a book published monday and an interview on the cbs program 60 minutes sunday night, former bush counterterrorism coordinator richard clarke has. In march of this year, a hitherto unheralded book threatened or, depending on your point of view, promised to turn the 2004 presidential election on its head. Ten years after 911 the official story is unravelling with new revelations from dissident security expert richard clarke, the then head of counter terrorism at the white house. Former terrorism advisor richard clarke testifies on 911. Richard clarke, former white house counterterrorism coordinator, recently appeared on. Richard clarke s name is synonymous with both cyber security and counterterrorism. Richard alan clarke born october 27, 1950 is an american former government official.
Clarkes books include both nonfiction 5 and fiction 4. Clarke, the former counterterrorism czar for both bill clinton and george w. Clarke knows too much, and against all enemies is too good to be ignored. Inside americas war on terror isbn 0743268237 is a 2004 awardwinning book by former u. Richard clarke was appointed by president clinton as the first national coordinator for security, infrastructure protection, and counterterrorism in may 1998 and continued in that position under george w.
Former national coordinator for counterterrorism richard a. Few political memoirs have made such a dramatic entrance as that by richard a. Richard clarke was appointed by president bill clinton as the first national coordinator for security, infrastructure protection, and counterterrorism in may 1998, and continued in that position. He literally wrote the book on both subjects, by leading the us government on both topics from the white house and then, upon leaving government, by writing the best recognized books on both topics. Clarke sounds a timely and chilling warning about americas vulnerability in a terrifying new international conflictcyber war. His 2010 volume cyber war, coauthored with rob knake, was a washington post bestseller and acknowledged as an early and foundational book in. In a new book, clarke details what a fullscale cyberattack could look. Securing america in a hostile world richard clarke youtube. Against all enemies, and his 2019 book the fifth domain. The national crisis manager on september 11th, 2001, and he is now a sought after consultant on corporate security risk and cyber security. Crashs paul haggis does richard clarkes counterterrorism book crashs paul haggis does richard clarkes counterterrorism book. During the week of the initial publication of against all enemies, clarke was.1677 248 1353 121 1576 382 260 634 521 1194 542 926 507 1363 603 1230 1355 969 627 1551 633 215 1185 473 400 1333 834 1151