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Anthony Lake talked about his book 6 Nightmares: Real Threats in a Dangerous World and How America Can Meet Them, published by Little, Brown & Co. The author described the six threats and discussed possible solutions and criticized federal government preparations. He answered questions from the audience.
6 Nightmares : Real Threats in a Dangerous World and How America Can Meet Them. In this book, former National Security Advisor, Anthony Lake, examines six very real scenarios - each one a threat to America's safety - and lays out what steps can be taken to prevent them.
Lake did not foresee that particular style of terrorist attack, but he did warn of the possibility of "asymmetric warfare" by states or groups hostile to the United States. Here he sketches hypothetical "nightmares" in the early twenty-first century, ranging from. Six Nightmares: Real Threats in a Dangerous World and How America Can Meet Them. MORE BY Richard N. Cooper. January/February 2002.
Anthony Lake's nightmares are real enough, but they are strung together without coherence. The first nightmare is terrorists' possible use of nuclear weapons and almost certain use of chemical and biological weapons. That is hardly a new idea. Lake begins with a maudlin hypothetical example of a little girl and her father poisoned by a terrorist's biological agents at a women's basketball game. The imaginary terrorist even debates with himself before his attack. The story has shock value only for the naive. Lake considers it possible to deter state-sponsored use of weapons.
6 Nightmares: The Real Threats to American Security. Questions and Answers. His new book is called Six Nightmares, which raises some of the most urgent problems facing . The book, like the author, is hard to classify. ANTHONY LAKE: I'd like to begin by addressing how one should define national security, which traditionally is seen in unitary terms as the security of our nation, like a marker on a game board. This is something that we have discussed in this room going back over the last twenty years.
Real Threats in a Dangerous World and How America Can Meet Them. He tells each story using a different technique - from straightforward reporting to government memos to excerpts from a soldier's diary. As they would say in Hollywood, it's John Grisham meets Henry Kissinger. The opening dramas are long and tiresome. I felt as if I were reading one of those interminable human-interest articles, impatiently wondering what had happened to whom and why it mattered.