Host: Manhattan Institute. Nearly seven years after the September 11th attacks, America and her allies continue their efforts to comprehend
a decidedly different security landscape than existed during the Cold War. Freedom’s enemy in the last century was
monolithic-a nation-state with an industrially-based, hierarchical military and a static ideology. Our communist
enemy was highly predictable. Today’s threats are anything but.
In stark contrast to the Soviets, groups like al Qaeda are networked, decentralized and embrace an ideology that
is as malleable as the internet on which it is spread. These threats exploit the tools of the Information Age and are
unconfined by national boundaries.
There are few people who understand these new threats and how to defeat them better than Michael Sheehan.
Thanks in no small part to Sheehan’s efforts, the Nation’s 700,000 law enforcement officers are now viewed as
First Preventers who have an important role to play in defending America.
Mr. Sheehan examines these issues in his new book, Crush the Cell, and will provide us with advice for securing
our freedom in an uncertain world. We hope you can join us for this important discussion.
Official Website: http://www.manhattan-institute.org/events/cpt_05-14-08.htm
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