The New Way of American Warfare

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Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces gather ahead of an operation to re-take the Islamic State-held City of Mosul, outside Irbil, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.

James Kitfield, senior fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, former senior correspondent for National Journal and the author of Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War (Basic Books, 2016), tells the story of how the 9/11 attacks and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have created new inter-agency forces.