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For Dissent, Daniel Bessner reviews The Field of Flight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies by Lt. General Michael T. Flynn and Michael Ledeen (St. Martin’s Press, 2016)
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Michael Thomas Flynn, Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser (NSA), is an angry man—angry at political correctness, angry at being repeatedly forced out by presidents, and, above all, angry at “Radical Islamists” for daring to threaten the west. Indeed, anger is the emotion that drives Flynn’s The Field of Fight, a cri de coeur that embodies the worst in U.S. foreign policy thinking.