Relentless Pursuit: The DSS and the Manhunt for the Al-Qaeda Terrorists [NOOK Book]

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Al Queda's war on America did not start on September 11, 2001. Just ask the Diplomatic Security Service.

It was on February 6, 1993, that the United States was first attacked on its own soil by foreign terrorists. A zealous band of Middle Easterners, holy warriors determined to punish the U.S. for its supposed transgressions against Islam, packed over a ton of home made explosives into the back of a rented van. They drove their bomb across ...
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Overview


Al Queda's war on America did not start on September 11, 2001. Just ask the Diplomatic Security Service.

It was on February 6, 1993, that the United States was first attacked on its own soil by foreign terrorists. A zealous band of Middle Easterners, holy warriors determined to punish the U.S. for its supposed transgressions against Islam, packed over a ton of home made explosives into the back of a rented van. They drove their bomb across the Hudson from New Jersey, maneuvered it through downtown traffic and parked it in the underground garage at the Vista Hotel, beneath the twin towers of the World Trade Center. They lit a long fuse, which allowed them time to get back to New Jersey to watch the results of the explosion on CNN. They hoped to topple one mammoth tower into the other and kill ten thousand people or more. Miraculously, only six people were killed.

Most of the group were captured within a week, but the mastermind behind the attack, Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, had immediately gone to JFK airport to fly to Pakistan. Before leaving, he phoned the Associated Press and claimed responsibility for the bombing in the name of the Arab Liberation Army, a terrorist group led by Saudi exile Osama bin Laden.

A succession of such brazen crimes has revealed complex connections among terrorist groups with an implacable hostility toward Western civilization. Outrages such as the assassination of the Jewish Defense League founder Meier Kahane, a huge plot in the Philippines to plant bombs on intercontinental airlines and to assassinate the Pope, the bombing of U.S. embassies, culminating in the African embassy bombings of 1998, the attack on the USS Cole in 1999, and the devastating attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 have made it clear that a worldwide network of terrorists led by Osama bin Laden is making war on the United States.

On the front lines combating these terrorists in 150 countries around the world have been the 1,200 agents of the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service. A little-known but highly effective branch of the government, the DSS is the one arm of federal law enforcement with international powers of arrest. These agents maintain close ties to local police commanders in many countries and can entice informants with bounties of up to $4,000,000. After a challenging international search, it was DSS agents in Pakistan who captured Ramzi Yousef. DSS agents have been in the vanguard of the War on Terrorism long before it was declared.

In Relentless Pursuit, Samuel Katz review the escalating series of terrorist attacks on the U.S. during the last decade, including those in many foreign countries and finally in New York and Washington. In the process, he tells the gripping story of the DSS and its agents protecting us and our representatives here and abroad. Katz's detailed, personal, on-the-ground anecdotes bring home the contexts and linkages of the War on Terrorism that has been fought on our behalf by the DSS since the 1980s. Relentless Pursuit is a stirring tribute to an unsung group of brave Americans.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466825246
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 9/13/2003
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,323,979
  • File size: 906 KB

Meet the Author


Samuel M. Katz and has written more than twenty books and over 100 articles on Middle East security issues, international terrorism, police and military special operations. His articles have appeared in Playboy, Esquire, and Jane's Intelligence Review. He is editor-in-chief of Special Ops and has created documentaries for the Discovery Channel, A&E, and The Learning Channel.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2002

    Every Man Counts

    Very exciting and highly readable, though not a literary masterpiece, Mr. Katz does an extraordinary job of demonstrating that every bit of information must be run to ground. The book provides more of the subjective view of the man on the ground, rather than arm chair expert with 20-20 vision. This view has been ignored by many as they have attempted to paint themselves as the professional slayer of the bin Laden dragon with their mighty pens and bloated ego, forgetting that someone has to do the dirty work. DSS did the dirty work, and continues to serve in the world's danger zones, without benefit of PR men in Washington. Hopefully someone on Capitol Hill or 1600 Pennsylvania Ave will recognize their true value.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2002

    A GREAT BOOK!!!

    This ranks as one of the most riveting tales ever written of one law enforcement agency's tireless global campaign against some of the world's most ambitious and cold-blooded terrorists. RELENTLESS PURSUIT is a page-turner, written like a novel, though it is a chilling true account of good versus evil showing the best that this nation has to offer in keeping us all safe from al-Qaeda and other terrorist entities.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2002

    This is the real thing... the men and women on the front line in the fight against terrorism

    The DSS no longer will be a little known law enforcement organization. Risking their lives everyday in the mean streets of the world's most dangerous terrorists' lairs, these federal agents are unsung heroes. They don't talk about their reputation, they just go out and get the job done. Kudos to these new American heroes, who brought down Al Qaida before the world knew what a dangerous organization was out there. We need more like them.

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