A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah's Legions and Their by Thanassis Cambanis

By Thanassis Cambanis

HOW HAS HEZBOLLAH, WHICH HAS NOW received WARS WITH ISRAEL, managed to develop into the main dynamic circulate within the Islamic international, why do hundreds of thousands proportion its ideals, and what do they need? The Islamic progressive stream has develop into the main strong resource of militancy within the center East, forging a mass following and international allure. A Privilege to Die offers the 1st on-the-ground examine the boys and girls whose fervor has made Lebanon’s celebration of God the ideal for radical routine around the quarter and the area.

Through deep and brilliant graphics of these who do Hezbollah’s grassroots work—on the battlefields, in politics, in nightclubs, and with scout troops—Thanassis Cambanis, a veteran Middle-East correspondent, places a human face at the move that has ushered in a belligerent renaissance and encouraged warring parties in Gaza, the West financial institution, Egypt, Iraq, and past.

This riveting, impressive narrative offers an pressing and demanding exploration of militancy within the center East.

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Senior leadership of the IC can encourage these initiatives by underwriting and rewarding the risks taken by intelligence professionals who venture outside of their bureaucratic walls. 1 Al Qaeda remains an organization that is subnational, transnational, and also transdomain. Its ability to function in civilian society to execute a sophisticated operation against both military and civilian targets caught the American IC by surprise. The “holy warriors” of 9/11 trained in the camps of Afghanistan, learned to fly in civilian institutions like Air Fleet Training System in Teterboro, NJ,2 and then coordinated a sophisticated military operation using four airplanes as flying missiles.

STATE DEPARTMENT 27 they pursue a twenty-first-century model of diplomacy—outside of buildings, inside of foreign societies. The State Department must shift its philosophy from risk avoidance to risk management. This is not a decision the State Department can take alone. It should be debated in society. Is America prepared to take more diplomatic casualties, considering that before September 11, more American diplomats had been killed in the line of duty than general officers in our military since World War II?

Parag Khanna, “Waving Goodbye to Hegemony,” New York Times Magazine, January 27, 2008. 9. Many have made similar points, including the CSIS Smart Power Commission. Richard L. Armitage and Joseph S. pdf (accessed March 10, 2009). 10. Kurt M. Campbell and Robert J. Einhorn, “Concluding Observations,” in The Nuclear Tipping Point: Why States Reconsider Their Nuclear Choices, ed. Kurt M. Campbell, Robert J. Einhorn, and Mitchell B. Reiss (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2004), 318. 11.

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