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Michael Schuer - February 02, 2009

Michael Scheuer

Former CIA Officer; Senior Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, and Adjunct Professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University

"Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam after Iraq"

8:00 PM Monday, February 23, 2009
University Center Ballroom

During his twenty-two-year career with the CIA, Michael Scheuer served for varying periods as the Chief of the Bin Laden Issues Station and the Osama Bin Laden Tracking Unit at the Counterterrorist Center. The best-selling author of Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror (2004) and Marching toward Hell: America and Islam after Iraq (2008), he will speak on what he sees as the worsening situations in Afghanistan and, superficial news accounts notwithstanding, in Iraq.

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"A Conversation with CIA Veteran Michael Scheuer"

3:10 PM Monday, February 23, 2009
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Michael Scheuer, who during his twenty-two-year career with the CIA served for varying periods as the Chief of the Bin Laden Issues Station and the Osama bin   Laden Tracking Unit at the Counterterrorist Center. Few, if any, individuals in the Western world know as much about al-Qaeda as he does. His first book, Through Our Enemies’ Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America, was published anonymously in 2002 and, in a revised edition, again in 2006. He sought in this book to analyze the ideology and strategy of al-Qaeda.Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror (2004) became a New York Times bestseller and established him as one of the leading conservative critics of the American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. His most recent book, Marching toward Hell: America and Islam after Iraq (2008), is a grim update of Imperial Hubris. In these books, he attempts to identify the forces that have led the United States into its ill-advised wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to predict what the likely legacy of the two conflicts will be for our country. In the seminar, he will discuss his education as a CIA agent.