Arabic expert Michael Widlanski warns that our "best and brightest" might be ill-serving us in the battle against Islamic terror. In his new book, the Battle for Our Minds, Widlanski explains and documents why many in the media, CIA, State Department, and intelligence don't "get it" when dealing with the Middle East.
We recently sat down with Widlanski about this issue. Here's some excerpts from our interview. First, he explains why he wrote the book.
Widlanski explains what's lacking in many of our front line folks in the CIA, State Department, and media when it comes to the Middle East.
Jihadists, Widlanski says, want to obscure the battle we're in with the fog of war.
Finally, Widlanski says the battle we're in can be won.