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Marching Toward Hell

Author : Michael Scheuer
ISBN : 9780743299718
Genre : Political Science
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A veteran CIA counter-terrorism analyst provides a sobering analysis of the U.S. Iraqi War policy while making unsettling predictions about how American security will be affected by the conflict, in a report that reveals how America's foreign policy is undermining key national goals and rendering the country vulnerable to terrorism. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

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Author : BusinessNews Publishing
ISBN : 9782511001226
Genre : Political Science
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The must-read summary of Michael Scheuer's book: “Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq”. This complete summary of "Marching Toward Hell" by Michael Scheuer, a former CIA counter-terrorism analyst, presents his argument that America's involvement in the Iraq War has undermined national security and changed the geopolitical landscape in a way that in fact endangers America and makes it more vulnerable to attack. His scathing account reminds us that the war's instability has strengthened Al-Qaeda without acting in U.S. interests. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the Iraq War and the threat it poses to national security • Expand your knowledge of American politics To learn more, read "Marching Toward Hell" and discover how the Iraq War and the instability it entailed have benefited the enemy without serving U.S. interests.

Through Our Enemies Eyes

Author : Michael Scheuer
ISBN : 9781597973106
Genre : Jihad
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"While we have all seen and viscerally felt the damage bin Laden has unleashed on the United States, most of us do not have a coherent understanding of what motivates him and his supporters. This could pave the road to disaster, for the forces bin Laden has led and inspired are a far more lethal, varied, and unique threat than that posed by any others labeled "terrorist" over the past quarter century. Furthermore, the strength of his personality and message is likely to create an enduring legacy that will persist long after bin Laden's own departure from the scene." "Bin Laden's railing diatribes, full of historical allusions and Koranic references, may sound like the irrational ramblings of a madman to those in the West. One must understand, however, that there exists a sizable population in the Muslim world with whom bin Laden's words resonate. Much as the spiritual fervor and fiery rhetoric of America's founding fathers incited a revolution against British colonizers, bin Laden's eloquence and religious conviction are intended to unite the Islamic world in a defensive jihad against what he describes as America's predatory war on Muslims. Only history will show the success or failure of his endeavor." "Through Our Enemies' Eyes focuses on what extremists such as bin Laden have said and done and estimates the impact of those words and deeds on the Muslim world. The author assesses bin Laden as a person (his personality, his leadership capabilities, and his intentions), his al Qaeda network, and the historical and religious contexts in which he acts, and details the radical Islamist push for a defensive jihad that has bin Laden at the forefront. Finally, the author analyzes what all this means for U.S. interests." --Book Jacket.

Imperial Hubris

Author : Michael Scheuer
ISBN : 9781574888492
Genre : History
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An anonymous member of the U.S. intelligence community argues that Islamists are not against democracy, but specific U.S. policies viewed as threatening to their lands and religion allow al Quaeda to continue to gain support.

Jihad A South African Perspective

Author : Hussein Solomon
ISBN : 9781920382308
Genre : Religion
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A study of global jihad activities in South Africa.

Spy Trade

Author : Grant F. Smith
ISBN : 0976443716
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Spy Trade" exposes the trail of a vast smuggler network funneling stolen and illegally purchased surplus World War II arms to Jewish fighters in Palestine, revealing the long-term impact of a newly declassified "third scandal" that began in the 1980s in the midst of both the Iran-Contra affair and the Jonathan Pollard espionage incident.

Osama Bin Laden

Author : Michael Scheuer
ISBN : 9780199753277
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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9/11 almost instantaneously remade American politics and foreign policy. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Patriot Act, water boarding and Guantanamo are examples of its profound and far-reaching effects. But despite its monumental impact--and a deluge of books about al-Qaeda and Islamist terrorism--no one has written a serious assessment of the man who planned it, Osama bin Laden. Available biographies depict bin Laden as an historical figure, the mastermind behind 9/11, but no longer relevant to the world it created. These accounts, Michael Scheuer strongly believes, have contributed to a widespread and dangerous denial of his continuing significance and power. In this book, Scheuer provides a much-needed corrective--a hard-headed, closely reasoned portrait of bin Laden, showing him to be a figure of remarkable leadership skills, strategic genius, and considerable rhetorical abilities. The first head of the CIA's bin Laden Unit, where he led the effort to track down bin Laden, Scheuer draws from a wealth of information about bin Laden and his evolution from peaceful Saudi dissident to America's Most Wanted. Shedding light on his development as a theologian, media manipulator, and paramilitary commander, Scheuer makes use of all the speeches and interviews bin Laden has given as well as lengthy interviews, testimony, and previously untranslated documents written by those who grew up with bin Laden in Saudi Arabia, served as his bodyguards and drivers, and fought alongside him against the Soviets. The bin Laden who emerges from these accounts is devout, talented, patient, and ruthless; in other words, a truly formidable and implacable enemy of the West. Acclaim for Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terrorism "Pulls few punches...a fascinating window on America's war with Al Qaeda." --Michiko Kakutani, New York Times "No serious observer of the war on terrorism can ignore this scathing critique." --Peter Bergen, author of Holy War, Inc. "A powerful, persuasive analysis of the terrorist threat and the Bush administration's failed efforts to fight it." --Richard A. Clarke, Washington Post Book World "A fire-breathing denunciation of U.S. counterterrorism policy." --Julian Borger, The Guardian "Presents overwhelmingly persuasive evidence to buttress a host of significant and controversial arguments." --Benjamin Schwarz, Atlantic Monthly "Destined to become a classic in the field of counterterrorism analysis." --Bruce Hoffman, author of Inside Terrorism

Clash Of The Gods

Author : Charles Sutherland
ISBN : 097905320X
Genre : Fiction
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Clash of the Gods is a riveting fictional journey into how the quest for oil mixes with religious convictions to create the scenario for global nuclear war. When nuclear weapons are found missing from the Russian arsenal, the CIA must figure out if they are in the hands of terrorists or of belligerent nations willing to vaporize the Middle East in an apocalyptic war. The reader ventures into the inner sanctum of the world's political leadership and the heart of the intelligence communities of the U.S., Israel, Russia and Iran as these espionage organizations play deadly cat and mouse games to outwit their counterparts. Global politics, the quest for oil, assassinations, terrorism, religious faith, cooperation, betrayal, and romance: will these ingredients that make up the fabric of the modern world lead to its destruction?

The Bin Ladens

Author : Steve Coll
ISBN : 9781101202722
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The rise and rise of the Bin Laden family is one of the great stories of the twentieth century; its repercussions have already deeply marked the twenty-first. Until now, however, it is a story that has never been fully told, as the Bin Ladens have successfully fended off attempts to understand the family circles from which Osama sprang. In this the family has been abetted by the kingdom it calls home, Saudi Arabia, one of the most closed societies on earth. Steve Coll’s The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century is the groundbreaking history of a family and its fortune. It chronicles a young illiterate Yemeni bricklayer, Mohamed Bin Laden, who went to the new, oil-rich country of Saudi Arabia and quickly became a vital figure in its development, building great mosques and highways and making himself and many of his children millionaires. It is also a story of the Saudi royal family, whom the Bin Ladens served loyally and without whose capricious favor they would have been nothing. And it is a story of tensions and contradictions in a country founded on extreme religious purity, which then became awash in oil money and dazzled by the temptations of the West. In only two generations the Bin Ladens moved from a famine-stricken desert canyon to luxury jets, yachts, and private compounds around the world, even going into business with Hollywood celebrities. These religious and cultural gyrations resulted in everything from enthusiasm for America—exemplified by Osama’s free-living pilot brother Salem—to an overwhelming determination to destroy it. The Bin Ladens is a meticulously researched, colorful, shocking, entertaining, and disturbing narrative of global integration and its limitations. It encapsulates the unsettling contradictions of globalization in the story of a single family who has used money, mobility, and technology to dramatically varied ends.

The Persian Puzzle

Author : Kenneth M. Pollack
ISBN : 9780812973365
Genre : Social Science
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A former CIA analyst, National Security Council official, and author of The Threatening Storm looks back at the turbulent relationship between Iran and the United States on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis, examining the hostage crisis, the Iran-Contra scandal, the 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist attack, and U.S.-Iran clashes over Afghanistan and Iraq. Reprint.

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