They Just Don't Get It: How Washington Is Still Compromising Your Safety--and What You Can Do about It

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Crown Publishing Group, 2006 - Political Science - 272 pages
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Colonel David Hunt has dedicated his career to fighting terrorism. A U.S. Army veteran for nearly thirty years, he has helped take out an active terrorist camp, trained the FBI and Special Forces in counterterrorism tactics, and served as security adviser to six different Olympic Games.

And Colonel Hunt is angry. Why? Because even after the attacks on our country and on Americans around the world, the people charged with protecting us—the politicians and the bureaucrats in the military and in intelligence—still aren’t getting the job done. In They Just Don’t Get It, you’ll learn:

• How many of the government’s recent “reforms” are actually counterproductive

• How we can fight this war and still safeguard our civil liberties and the American way of life

• What you can do to keep your family safe

• How to fix the intelligence disaster (and yes, the politicians in D.C. still haven't fixed it)

As politicians posture and pundits bicker, we’re losing sight of the problem: We’re still not equipped to win the war on terror. Hunt shows us there are changes we can make at every level—as individual citizens, as a government, and as a military power—in order to win the war on terror and ensure our survival as a free, proud, and strong nation.

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Colonel David Hunt, U.S. Army (Ret), main point is that terrorism really started as a result of the inept response to the 1972 olympic kidnapping in Munich, Germany. He states that the solution to ... Read full review

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I first met David Hunt in 1969 when we were Cadets at Indiantown Gap. He was the most outstanding and most motivated Cadet in our Platoon. A natural leader from day one. I respected his views then and this book only reinforced by belief that Colonel Hunt has always understood the proper role of the US Military in World events. It's a must read for anyone in or out of uniform.
Semper Fi,
Robert Zerby
US Dept of State ( retired )
St.Croix, US Virgin Islands


Terror in Your Living Room
How in the Name of God Did We Get Here?
Just Who the Hell Is Trying to Kill Us?

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Colonel David Hunt, U.S. Army (Ret.), is a designated terrorism expert in federal court and a military analyst for the Fox News Channel. A former senior research fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, he lives in Maine.

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