When the secretary of defense is assassinated, Michael Patrick Santini, a former senator and Vietnam POW, is pulled from his Wall Street firm back to Washington to lead the Pentagon. Once there, he discovers that the United States is under attack by a silent, sinister force determined to alienate our allies and undermine our position as a global superpower. Angry militia men? Fanatical al-Quaeda? Russian organized-crime gangs? No one knows.
"Don’t Retreat Into Fortress America" is from the November 22, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by William S. Cohen and Gary Hart and narrated by Kristi Burns.