The New Terrorism:How to Fight It and Defeat It
Newly released book provides the framework to end the scourge of Islamic jihad
By Jim Kouri
During the recent Summit on Violent Extremism held in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama said that the U.S. battle against "violent extremism" doesn't mean it's a war on the Islamic world and using the words Muslim or Islamic offer the very terrorist group we are fighting a certain amount of legitimacy. However, the head of a congressional committee that oversees the nation's Homeland Security responded by saying to reporters, "[Obama and his administration] won't even call the threat what it is. How can you talk about defeating an enemy you cannot name?"
One could only wish that President Obama and his so-called national security team, especially his National Security Advisor Susan Rice and his chief confidante Valerie Jarrett, would read a newly released book that more than explains not only how policymakers should discuss the enemy in this war against Islamic extremists but also how the United States, as the most powerful and exceptional nation in the world, should wage war against an enemy that is as cunning as it is fanatical.
That newly released book is The New Terrorism: How to Fight It and Defeat It by Van Hipp. The author is living proof that someone with real-world experience trumps the denizens of academia who populate the Obama White House and most of the executive branch who the President calls his national security team.
Hipp, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, expertly and efficiently navigates the increasingly complex national security threats that face the United States and U.S. interests, while revealing the shortcomings within the systems slated to address them.
In this book, Van Hipp capitalizes on his years of studying national security at the highest levels to capably analyze the threats posed by Islamic terrorist organization towards the United States. While members of the Obama administration appear to be lacking in the understanding of the "enemy" in this current asymmetrical conflict with an enemy hell-bent on achieving their apocalyptic vision, Van Hipp understands the enemy and understands what it will take to vanquish that enemy.
In The New Terrorism: How to Fight It and Defeat It, Hipp offers his readers a perceptive and practical recommendations, based on his extensive experience and knowledge, to address the current thinking towards national security and the systems in place. He acknowledges that the “New Terrorism” includes a full scope of terrible possibilities that could cripple the American infrastructure and society: ranging from cyber warfare to electromagnetic pulse attacks to chemical and biological weapons threats. No threat or enemy, in Van’s opinion, is worth taking lightly as our enemies seek to destroy our entire way of life.
One of Hipp's readers, a former commanding general for the First U.S. Army, put in succinctly when he stated, “This marvelous and fascinating book on what the terrorists have done and can do should be required reading for all Federal and State leaders. Include the Department of Defense and DHS so they can plan and implement items to keep our country safe. It should be required reading to lead to implementation.”
Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, an editor for ConservativeBase.com, a columnist for Examiner.com, and a contributor to WPTF, Raleigh, North Carolina. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. In addition, he's a commentator for newsradio WPTF, Raleigh, NC, and editor of Conservative Base Magazine (www.conservativebase.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He holds a bachelor of science in Criminal Justice from Southwest University and SCI Technical School in New York City and completed training at the NYC Police Academy, FBI Continuing Education Program, and the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) of the American Society for Industrial Security. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.