The Silence of the Imams

Coe, John W.
March 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Mar2005, Vol. 131 Issue 3, p30
Conference Proceeding
The article argues that while declaring war on terrorism, the U.S. failed to identify the enemy. The real source of the threat against the U.S. is militant Islamism and its worldwide legions of supporters. Militant Islamic nations are the most repressive, violent, undemocratic, and authoritarian on earth. Their very existence is a destabilizing influence globally because they have been incubators for international terrorists. While the U.S. has the military power to confront Islamic terrorists, it cannot force the reform and introspection that must come from within.


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