"Since September 11, 2001, America has been at war. And that’s about all anyone can say with certainty about a conflict that has cost 7,000 American lives and almost $2 trillion. As long as the most basic strategic questions—Who is the enemy? Why are we fighting?—remain unanswered, victory is impossible." Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, by Dr. Sebastian Gorka.
“If we don’t have a sense of victory, if we don’t talk about the enemy as they are, we could lose this war,” Gorka warned before sadly concluding that Europe, from whence he hails, has already lost it. “America is ten years behind Europe, if you look at the threat internally, and not just from terrorism… We’ve got, tops, five years. If the next Administration doesn’t go to war — with our Muslim allies — against the jihadists, we could lose this, either kinetically, or from the inside through subversion. Five years, maximum.” Dr. Sebastian Gorka: We Will Lose a ‘Winnable’ War Against Jihad If We Refuse to ‘Talk About the Enemy as They Are.’
Sebastian Gorka is the son of Paul and Susan Gorka who escaped from Communist Hungary during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. He was born and raised in the U.K. where he attended St. Benedict’s School for Boys, Ealing Abbey, and received his first degree from the University of London. Gorka’s father, Paul, had been part of a secret Catholic students’ organization in college after World War II. As the Soviet Union took control of Hungary and neighboring states, his father helped organize covert anti-Soviet intelligence gathering activities in support of British Intelligence. After supplying information on how Moscow was taking control of the country, Paul Gorka and his group were betrayed to the Soviets and Hungarian Secret Police by the MI-6 double-agent Kim Philby, and at the age of 20 received a life sentence from a Communist court. During the events of the 1956 Revolution, Gorka’s father was liberated from political prison by Hungarian freedom-fighters who had captured a Soviet tank. After escaping to the West with the young daughter of one of his fellow prison-mates, (the future Mrs Paul Gorka), Sebastian’s father published his story of anti-Communist resistance and the betrayal by the Cambridge Apostles in the book Budapest Betrayed. See Sebastian Gorka