The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War against al-Qaeda

The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War against al-Qaeda

4.4 43
by Ali H. Soufan
     
 

A book that will change the way we think about al-Qaeda, intelligence, and the events that forever changed America.See more details below

Overview

A book that will change the way we think about al-Qaeda, intelligence, and the events that forever changed America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393079425
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/12/2011
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
177,028
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Ali H. Soufan, a former FBI special agent, served on the front lines against al-Qaeda and gained an international reputation as a top counterterrorism operative and interrogator. He has been profiled in The New Yorker and featured in books, newspaper articles, and documentaries around the globe.

Table of Contents

Important Note Concerning The Text xi

Map xii

Prologue xv

Note To Readers xxv

Part 1 The Early Years

1 The Fatwa and the Bet 3

2 Osama Air 33

3 The Northern Group 56

Part 2 Declaration of War

4 The al-Qaeda Switchboard 75

5 Operation Challenge and the Manchester Manual 97

6 "You'll Be Singing Like a Canary" 121

7 Millennium Plot 131

Part 3 Uss Cole

8 A Naval Destroyer inYemen? 149

9 The Hall of Death 168

10 "We're Stubborn, but We're Not Crazy" 185

11 The Human Polygraph Machine 209

12 "What Is al-Qaeda Doing in Malaysia?" 228

13 Bin Laden's Errand Boy 254

Part 4 The Attack That Changed The World

14 The Binalshibh Riddle 271

15 "What Dots?" 284

16 The Father of Death 306

Part 5 A New World Order

17 Bin Laden's Escape 343

18 DocEx 350

19 Black Magic 356

Part 6 The First High-Value Detainee

20 Abu Zubaydah 373

21 The Contractors Take Over 393

22 "We Don't Do That" 411

Part 7 Successes And Failures

23 Guantánamo Bay 439

24 45 Minutes 484

25 The Crystal Ball Memo 502

Part 8 Final Missions

26 Leaving the FBI 511

27 Undercover 518

Postscript 525

Conclusion 531

Acknowledgments 539

Principal Characters 545

Key Documents And Articles Cited 569

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >