Anatomy of Terror

Anatomy of Terror

From the Death of Bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State

Book - 2017
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A compelling, definitive account of how and why bin Laden's ideology keeps rising from the dead. When Osama bin Laden was killed by a U.S. Navy SEAL, many prophesied al-Qaeda's imminent demise. In reality the opposite has occurred. Why? Watching the Arab Spring from his Pakistani safe house, bin Laden had seen an historic opportunity: "The next stage will be the return of the caliphate." In the six years since bin Laden's death, al-Qaeda's affiliates metastasized, and the Islamic State, its most brutal spinoff, proclaimed itself the reborn caliphate bin Laden had foreseen. Anatomy of Terror is told through the stories of the flagbearers of today's Islamic radicalism, including a Jordanian drug dealer, an air force colonel who served Saddam Hussein, a reclusive Iraqi bookworm, and one of bin Laden's own sons. Ali Soufan, a top counterterrorism operative, lays bare the psychology and inner workings of al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, and their spawn and shows how the propagation of terrorism can be stopped.
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Description: xix, 359 pages ; 25 cm
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780393241174
0393241173
Branch Call Number: 363.325 Sou

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skepticalcitizen
Jun 17, 2017

Thoroughly detailed analysis of this complex topic.
Not a speedy read, by any stretch, but is highly recommended.

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