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Al-Qaeda : In Search of the Terror Network That Threatens the World - Jane Corbin


In Search of the Terror Network That Threatens the World

Paperback Published: 1st September 2003
ISBN: 9781560255239
Number Of Pages: 380

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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 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.”

"She has written her own story in a book that reads like a thriller.... What emerges in Corbin's racy and highly descriptive book is the extraordinary complexity of emotions, ideology, family and tribal ties, and inspiration that terrorism requires." "Ms Corbin ... credits the group [al-Queda] for its skills and cunning. But the cascade of missed chances to detect the conspiracies form an equally important counterpoint to her gripping narrative."

Mapsp. ix
Dramatis Personaep. xi
Prefacep. xv
The Gathering Storm
The Seventeenth Sonp. 3
The Dark Defilep. 14
Terror Incorporatedp. 26
War Against Americap. 41
The Exilep. 54
The Innocentsp. 72
The Sleeping Giantp. 86
Anatomy of Murder
September 11p. 105
The Egyptianp. 113
Between Two Worldsp. 125
The Shadow and the Playboyp. 133
The Hamburg Cellp. 145
Deadly Lessonsp. 157
Below the Radarp. 171
Targetsp. 184
The European Connectionp. 197
The Muscle Arrivesp. 212
Countdown to Zero Hourp. 226
The Last Nightp. 237
War on Terror
Draining the Swampp. 249
The Road to Tora Borap. 263
The Tentacles of Terrorp. 274
Operation Anacondap. 289
Al-Qaeda Strikes Backp. 311
Where Is Bin Laden?p. 332
New Battlegroundsp. 353
Epiloguep. 376
Acknowledgmentsp. 380
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ISBN: 9781560255239
ISBN-10: 1560255234
Series: Nation Books
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 1st September 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.78 x 14.07  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.47