"A single airplane
Lake was national
security adviser under President Clinton and is currently a professor
at Georgetown University. Crenshaw, a professor of government
at Wesleyan University, focuses her research on terrorism. The
two scholars, both preeminent in their fields, will address a
range of pressing concerns stemming from the attacks of September
11 and the United States's subsequent actions at home and
abroad. In addition to evaluating the current standing of "Operation
Enduring Freedom," the two will discuss the effectiveness
and consequences of American policy since September 11; the prospects
for American military action in Somalia, Iraq, or elsewhere; the
security of the United States and the world at-large in the current
global climate; the sources of terrorism and how terrorism can
be ended; and the future of international security and terrorism.
of the event, says that no one is better positioned to tackle
these issues than Lake and Crenshaw. In 6 Nightmares, Lake
narrates six chilling what-if plot lines, each of which poses
a threat to American security. Called a "profound foreign
policy expert," Lake not only describes the "nightmares,"
but offers steps that can be taken to prevent them.
Crenshaw, who teaches international politics and foreign policy, is, according to Western, "one of the few scholars who has systematically addressed both the sources of terrorism and how it can be ended. Other experts are more regional," continues Western, "or focused on specific terror organizations. Crenshaw is an expert on the worldwide phenomenon of terrorism. This makes her contribution unique. Given the stated objective [of the Bush administration] to put a stop to all terrorist organizations, Crenshaw's global reach is especially relevant" and her analysis promises to be "particularly insightful."
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