Authored By New Guard Staff
September 12, 2019
On the heels of the anniversary of 9/11 and amidst foreign policy shakeups in Washington, there is one question everyone is asking: what is America’s way forward in the Global War on Terrorism?
The conflict, which began in 2001 following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is now America’s longest-running war.
Ken Stiles is a retired CIA officer, and he has real-world experience in intelligence, espionage, covert operations, and the war in Afghanistan.
Stiles makes it clear: the best way to go about winning the War on Terror is by using the CIA’s model from the start of the conflict.
In a matter of months beginning in September 2001, America destroyed Al-Qaeda and ousted the Taliban by implementing a strategy based on collecting intelligence, providing aid, supporting locals, and offering air support.
It’s a model that worked then, and it can work again now.