A Republican Senator Pushes a Peaceful Solution to the Global War on Terror

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New Book The Next Front Looks At Growing Terrorist Threat Far From the Battlefields of Afghanistan

With a costly and ill advised war in Iraq and the debate raging on how best to proceed in the war in Afghanistan, a Republican Senator turns dovish in a new book on how best to deal with the growing terrorism threat in Southeast Asia.

In "The Next Front: Southeast Asia and the Road to Global Peace with Islam" authors Senator Christopher S. Bond (R-MO) and Lewis M. Simons argue that Muslims in Southeast Asia are sliding toward radical Islam and offer a bold, new approach that would re-establish American credibility and help defuse global terrorism. The Senator believes that only by substituting smart power (civilians in sandals) for force (soldiers in boots) can America stand its best and perhaps last chance to come to terms with radical Islam.

Chris Matthews, Host of MSNBC's Hardball says of the book, "The Next Front is an eye-opener. Senator Kit Bond and Lew Simons reawaken us to Southeast Asia. Here's the way to mutual respect between America and Islam."

A supporter of both the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, Senator Bond now offers a peaceful, fresh, and out of the box approach that America needs to adopt to rebuild its credibility and right its foreign policy failures.

About the Author:

Christopher S. "Kit" Bond was elected to the U.S. Senate from Missouri in 1986, the only Republican that year to win a seat previously held by a Democrat. He was re-elected in 1992, 1998, and 2004. In the Senate he has built a reputation as an advocate for a strong US Military, improved care for veterans and service men and women, as a reformer of the intelligence community, and as an expert on Southeast Asia. He is vice chairman of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee. He was the youngest governor, at 33, Missouri ever had. He graduated cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.

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