The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies
Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, U.S. Army (Retired), and Michael Ledeen. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2016. 208 pp. Intro. Biblio. Index. $26.99.
Reviewed by Rear Admiral Paul Becker, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Iserved on the “field of fight” with Lieutenant General Flynn in southwest Asia and in Washington, D.C. His perspectives in print are as hard-hitting as his arguments are in person. The thesis of this book, written with historian and foreign policy analyst Michael Ledeen, is twofold. First, a war is being waged against the United States by radical Islamic extremists to which the United States is not responding in kind. Second, a winning strategy is possible if all elements of national power are applied appropriately against the threat. It is a narrative not to be missed this fall, as a change in national leadership is coming, and this issue will be front and center for the new administration.