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They Just Don't Get It

How Washington Is Still Compromising Your Safety--and What You Can Do About It

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No more politics—just the truth about what we can and must do to protect ourselves.

Fox News military analyst Colonel David Hunt has dedicated his career to fighting terrorism. A twenty-nine-year U.S. Army veteran, he has helped take out an active terrorist camp, trained the FBI and Special Forces in counterterrorism tactics, and served as security adviser to six different Olympic Games.

And Colonel Hunt is angry. Why? Because even after the terrorist attacks on our country and on Americans around the world, the people charged with protecting us—the politicians and the bureaucrats in military and intelligence—still aren’t getting the job done.

They Just Don’t Get It provides a much-needed wake-up call to all Americans. As politicians posture and pundits bicker, we’re losing sight of the fundamental problem: We’re still not equipped to win the War on Terror. In fact, the terrorist threat is far worse than we feared, as made frighteningly clear by the fifty pages of documents published here for the first time—including a shocking manual taken from the terrorists themselves.

But instead of just complaining, Colonel Hunt tells us exactly what we must do—without regard to political game-playing—to emerge victorious in the challenge that history has given us. These are changes we can make at every level—as individual citizens, as a government, and as a military power. As he shows in this book, while the government and our military lead the fight to protect us, ordinary citizens can and must contribute.

They Just Don’t Get It reveals:

• What you can do to keep your family safe

• How many of the government’s recent “reforms” are mere window dressing or, worse, counterproductive

• How we can fight this war and still safeguard our civil liberties and the American way of life

• How to fix the intelligence disaster (and yes, the politicians in D.C. still haven’t fixed it)

• How we got into this mess in the first place: it’s mostly because our government let the problem fester for three decades

Colonel Hunt is no cautious bureaucrat or finger-pointer looking for political gain. He is a straight shooter with deep insight into what’s happening in the War on Terror—on the ground and in the government. They Just Don’t Get It lays out in clear and compelling terms the steps we must take—all of us—to win the War on Terror and ensure our survival as a free, proud, and strong nation.

From They Just Don’t Get It

We’re fighting a war for our very survival, so we’d better figure out how to win. That’s why I’m writing this book—to show us how we can win, how we can protect ourselves. As a Fox News military analyst, I’m paid to offer insight into how our armed forces are conducting the fight against our enemies. But this book shows that to win the War on Terror we need to concern ourselves with more than just military tactics.

For one thing, we need to look at what our political leaders are doing. The sad truth is that they still don’t get it.

Then there’s intelligence. You’ve heard about our intelligence failures, but I doubt you know how bad it really is—even after the “reforms.” I’m going to tell you.

And another critical dimension to this story usually gets overlooked—what you can do. The fact is, you can do a lot. Hell, you must do a lot.


A selection of American Compass


From the Hardcover edition.
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No more politics—just the truth about what we can and must do to protect ourselves.

Fox News military analyst Colonel David Hunt has dedicated his career to fighting terrorism. A twenty-nine-year U.S. Army veteran, he has helped take out an active terrorist camp, trained the FBI and Special Forces in counterterrorism tactics, and served as security adviser to six different Olympic Games.

And Colonel Hunt is angry. Why? Because even after the terrorist attacks on our country and on Americans around the world, the people charged with protecting us—the politicians and the bureaucrats in military and intelligence—still aren’t getting the job done.

They Just Don’t Get It provides a much-needed wake-up call to all Americans. As politicians posture and pundits bicker, we’re losing sight of the fundamental problem: We’re still not equipped to win the War on Terror. In fact, the terrorist threat is far worse than we feared, as made frighteningly clear by the fifty pages of documents published here for the first time—including a shocking manual taken from the terrorists themselves.

But instead of just complaining, Colonel Hunt tells us exactly what we must do—without regard to political game-playing—to emerge victorious in the challenge that history has given us. These are changes we can make at every level—as individual citizens, as a government, and as a military power. As he shows in this book, while the government and our military lead the fight to protect us, ordinary citizens can and must contribute.

They Just Don’t Get It reveals:

• What you can do to keep your family safe

• How many of the government’s recent “reforms” are mere window dressing or, worse, counterproductive

• How we can fight this war and still safeguard our civil liberties and the American way of life

• How to fix the intelligence disaster (and yes, the politicians in D.C. still haven’t fixed it)

• How we got into this mess in the first place: it’s mostly because our government let the problem fester for three decades

Colonel Hunt is no cautious bureaucrat or finger-pointer looking for political gain. He is a straight shooter with deep insight into what’s happening in the War on Terror—on the ground and in the government. They Just Don’t Get It lays out in clear and compelling terms the steps we must take—all of us—to win the War on Terror and ensure our survival as a free, proud, and strong nation.

From They Just Don’t Get It

We’re fighting a war for our very survival, so we’d better figure out how to win. That’s why I’m writing this book—to show us how we can win, how we can protect ourselves. As a Fox News military analyst, I’m paid to offer insight into how our armed forces are conducting the fight against our enemies. But this book shows that to win the War on Terror we need to concern ourselves with more than just military tactics.

For one thing, we need to look at what our political leaders are doing. The sad truth is that they still don’t get it.

Then there’s intelligence. You’ve heard about our intelligence failures, but I doubt you know how bad it really is—even after the “reforms.” I’m going to tell you.

And another critical dimension to this story usually gets overlooked—what you can do. The fact is, you can do a lot. Hell, you must do a lot.


A selection of American Compass


From the Hardcover edition.
Product Details
Paperback (288 pages)
Published: April 25, 2006
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Imprint: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9781400097425
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    We don't really know much about Calvinism," my dinner companions confessed. "But is was a strange experience. On the one hand, we had the impression that these people felt certain they were the elect. Yet there also seemed to be some insecurity, as though performance were a major difference of one's salvation." As we got up to leave, a young woman who had sat through the entire discussion in silence asked if she could have a private moment of my time. We sat down again, and she began to tell a tale of grief . She was a pastor's wife. Their lives and ministry had been happy and fruitful until her husband and two close friends, also pastors, became interested in a new "truth" All three were aspiring "intellectuals ." As a result of reading current Calvinist authors, they had been drawn to the writings of John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, John Knox, and others. Their study, taking them all the way back to Augustine, eventually became almost an obsession . Then each of them began to preach this new "light" from their pulpits. After being warned several times to desist, they were removed from their pastorates. Eventually, her husband began to worry whether he was really one of the elect. The nagging questions grew into full-blown doubts about his salvation. Calvinism, which had once seemed so satisfying, now began to haunt him with uncertainty. Was he really one of the elect?" The above excerpt sets the scene for Dave Hunt's new 112-page paperback, created out of a need for a non-intimidating, easy-to-read "introduction" to Calvinism. Based on years of actual accounts and conversations, this "user-friendly" book is derived from material in Dave's much larger scholarly work, What Love is This? In Honest Doubts , readers will become familiar with the key issues in a unique format that reads like a real-life drama, because the characters are composites of actual individuals, and the circumstances are equally real. Discover the heart of a Calvinist "seeker" - and the surprising result of his quest for truth in this fictionalized but true-to-life dialogue: A Calvinist's Honest Doubts -- Resolved by Reason and God's Amazing Grace. This friendly, inexpensive paperback is enjoyable to read and great to give away. Table of Contents: Why This Book? An Issue of Great Importance Aggressive Promotion A Calvinist's Honest Doubts A Victim of Subtle Deception? Something Almost Diabolical "Hyper-Calvinism"? What's That? On the Brink of Atheism Confronted by God's Love Hell: Whose Choice? To God Be the Glory! Calvinism's Last Stand

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