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Al-Quaeda: In Search of the Terror Network That Threatens the World

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The late 1990s saw a number of attacks against American military and governmental offices, most notably the U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa in 1998. On 11 September 2001, the scale of this conflict changed dramatically. As in 1998, the terrorist group responsible for this devastating campaign was Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda, a loose network of extremists, many of whom are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their cause—the promotion of a militant form of Islam and the destruction of the West. Award-winning...
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Overview


The late 1990s saw a number of attacks against American military and governmental offices, most notably the U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa in 1998. On 11 September 2001, the scale of this conflict changed dramatically. As in 1998, the terrorist group responsible for this devastating campaign was Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda, a loose network of extremists, many of whom are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their cause—the promotion of a militant form of Islam and the destruction of the West. Award-winning international journalist Jane Corbin reports from an unmuzzled European perspective and her account of Operation Anaconda and the U.S. assault on Tora Bora differs greatly from the highly varnished Pentagon and State Department versions. Based on a number of trips she has made to Pakistan and Afghanistan in the wake of September 11, and on dozens of interviews with key eyewitnesses, investigators, and intelligence officers in the region, Corbin shows that al-Qaeda have not been "smoked out."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560255239
  • Publisher: Nation Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Series: Nation Books
  • Edition description: Fully Updated
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Maps
Dramatis Personae
Preface
Pt. I The Gathering Storm
1 The Seventeenth Son 3
2 The Dark Defile 14
3 Terror Incorporated 26
4 War Against America 41
5 The Exile 54
6 The Innocents 72
7 The Sleeping Giant 86
Pt. II Anatomy of Murder
8 September 11 105
9 The Egyptian 113
10 Between Two Worlds 125
11 The Shadow and the Playboy 133
12 The Hamburg Cell 145
13 Deadly Lessons 157
14 Below the Radar 171
15 Targets 184
16 The European Connection 197
17 The Muscle Arrives 212
18 Countdown to Zero Hour 226
19 The Last Night 237
Pt. III War on Terror
20 Draining the Swamp 249
21 The Road to Tora Bora 263
22 The Tentacles of Terror 274
23 Operation Anaconda 289
24 Al-Qaeda Strikes Back 311
25 Where Is Bin Laden? 332
26 New Battlegrounds 353
Epilogue 376
Acknowledgments 380
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2004

    Terrrorism.

    This is an excellent book telling us about the inside workings, motivation and recruitment of terrorist cells. It may even revise the opinion of readers who think the Iraq war will reduce the terrorist threat.

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