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Drawing on a lifetime of military experience and of writing and teaching about national security matters, Stephen M. Duncan has written a strikingly candid and fascinating narrative of the historic tension in the United States between political realists and idealists, between internationalists and isolationists, and of the complacency about the Nation’s security which has characterized our Presidents and Members of Congress over the last decade and a half.
He examines how they have continued business as usual while America’s adversaries have rapidly expanded and modernized their military power and declared war on very important American interests. He issues a powerful call for Americans to reject spectator status and to remember that our elected leaders work for us, and that it is up to all of us to become educated on these matters in order to protect and preserve the Republic.
This insightful, provocative book is essential reading for everyone who cares about our security in an increasingly dangerous world and it will appeal to all Americans who are open to facts and commonsense solutions to the rapidly growing threats.
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STEPHEN M. DUNCAN served as Assistant Secretary of Defense in two presidential administrations and as the Pentagon’s senior drug war official. He is a decorated Vietnam veteran with more than forty years of active and Reserve naval service and the recipient of two awards of the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. He has been a senior executive in two defense industry advanced technology companies, a federal criminal prosecutor, a partner in major law firms, and the Director of the Institute for Homeland Security Studies at the National Defense University. He is the author of five other books and many articles on the law and national security matters. Duncan is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He was awarded a Master of Arts Degree in Government by Dartmouth College and a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree by the University of Colorado. He is currently a member of the faculty of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.