Against All Enemies: Inside America's War On Terror [abridged]

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The real war on terror has happened largely behind closed doors, run by the White House, drawing on secret intelligence and operations around the world. There is no man who knows more about it than Richard Clarke, the former Counterterrorism Czar for both George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, the man who has led our efforts against al Qaeda and all other terrorist enemies for years, serving under seven presidents and in the White House for George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, until he resigned in March 2003. He has had a front-row seat at every major battle in this war, from the first World Trade Center bombing, to 9/11, to Afghanistan, to Iraq.
Clarke knows the secret stories of Bill Clinton's great victories -- shutting down anti-U.S. terrorism sponsored by Iran and Iraq -- and his great frustrations -- failing to kill Usama Bin Laden despite many attempts. When President Bush took office, Clarke was ready to present him with a master plan to roll back and destroy al Qaeda -- yet the president did not grant a briefing for months. His aides had little interest in Usama Bin Laden, preferring to talk about Saddam Hussein at every turn. Clarke knows why we failed to shut down terrorist financing within our borders prior to 2001.
After ignoring existing plans to attack al Qaeda when he first took office, George Bush made disastrous decisions when he finally did pay attention. Thanks to the determined, even conspiratorial views of Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, and Bush, we went after the wrong enemy.
The charges Clarke levels against the current administration must be taken seriously by every American, Democrat or Republican. Our security depends upon it.


  • 001 AgainstAllEnemies Title

    Duration: 30s
  • 002 AgainstAllEnemies Preface

    Duration: 04min
  • 003 AgainstAllEnemies Ch1

    Duration: 01h21min
  • 004 AgainstAllEnemies Ch2

    Duration: 20min
  • 005 AgainstAllEnemies Ch3

    Duration: 13min
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    Duration: 26min
  • 007 AgainstAllEnemies Ch5

    Duration: 25min
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    Duration: 26min
  • 009 AgainstAllEnemies Ch7

    Duration: 23min
  • 010 AgainstAllEnemies Ch8

    Duration: 27min
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    Duration: 32min
  • 012 AgainstAllEnemies Ch10

    Duration: 35min
  • 013 AgainstAllEnemies Ch11

    Duration: 51min
  • 014 AgainstAllEnemies Epilogue

    Duration: 03min
  • 015 AgainstAllEnemies Credits

    Duration: 01min