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Richard Clarke's statement to the 9-11 families that "Your government failed you - and I failed you" was the most dramatic moment in the 9-11 Commission hearings. His number 1 bestseller "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror" explained how the US had stumbled into a struggle with violent Islamist extremists. Now in "Your Government Failed You", Clarke looks at why failures have continued and how America and the world can succeed against the terrorists.But Clarke goes beyond terrorism to examine the recurring US government disasters. Despite the lessons of Vietnam, the involvement in Iraq, a trail of intelligence failures litter the Washington landscape. From Katrina to colour codes and duct tape, homeland security has been an oxymoron. Why does the Superpower continue to hobble national security? Drawing on his thirty years in the White House, Pentagon, State Department and Intelligence Community, Clarke discovers patterns in the failure and suggests ways to stop the cycle.
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Richard Alan Clarke (born October 27, 1950) is the former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-terrorism for the United States.
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