The authors began working on this book after leaving the NSC, where, as director and sr. director for counter-terrorism, they watched the rise of al-Qaeda and helped coordinate America’s fight against Usama bin Laden and his organization. Warning about the appearance of a new breed of terrorists who were determined to kill on the grand scale, the authors began this book more than a year before 9/11, to sound the alarm for a nation that had not recognized the gravest threat of our time. After that day, they added a second goal to their book: to understand how America let its defenses down, how warnings went unheeded, and how key parts of the government failed at vital tasks. Describes the road ahead, where the terrorists will look to draw strength, and what the US must do to stop them. Download and start listening now!