The Scorpion's Tail: The Relentless Rise of Islamic Militants in Pakistan-And How It Threatens America
  • The Scorpion's Tail: The Relentless Rise of Islamic Militants in Pakistan-And How It Threatens America
  • The Scorpion's Tail: The Relentless Rise of Islamic Militants in Pakistan-And How It Threatens America

The Scorpion's Tail: The Relentless Rise of Islamic Militants in Pakistan-And How It Threatens America

by Zahid Hussain
     
 

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Deeply reported account of the war against Islamic extremists in Pakistan and battles being fought in the remote tribal regions.  See more details below

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Deeply reported account of the war against Islamic extremists in Pakistan and battles being fought in the remote tribal regions.

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Publishers Weekly
Pakistani journalist Hussain (Frontline Pakistan) accurately describes the U.S.-led military action in central Asia not as a war in Afghanistan but "largely a Pushtun war" happening in Afghanistan and Pakistan. These distinctions provide the underpinning for a remarkably comprehensive and well-researched effort. He draws a line from Indian independence, when Islamists resisted the idea of a separate Muslim state in their desire to exert power within India, giving rise to a brutal trail of extremism within Pakistan that has fully flowered in the current conflict. Hussain argues that U.S. drone attacks have provided the Pakistani Taliban with a fresh crop of recruits--many of them middle-class and well-educated, as all the while the Pakistani army continues its "creeping coup," and al-Qaeda grows increasingly organized. He knows his subject matter and gives an unflinching and objective assessment of a problem that seems to grow larger and well beyond the scope of mere military action. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439120255
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Zahid Hussain is an award-winning journalist and writer, a senior editor with Newsline and a correspondent for The Times of London, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal. He has also covered Pakistan and Afghanistan for several other international publications, including the Associated Press (AP) and The Economist. His book Frontline Pakistan: The Struggle With Militant Islam has won widespread acclaim as a seminal text on the subject. He lives in Pakistan.

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