The Ghost Warriors
Inside Israel's Undercover War Against Suicide Terrorism
Hardcover ISBN: 1592409016
A gripping true account of daring and deception in the modern Middle East relates the story of the Ya’mas, the Druze, Bedouins, Christians and Jews, who infiltrated Palestinian terrorist strongholds during the Second Intifada.
Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Paperback ISBN: 0300089023
Examines the Taliban and its form of Islamic fundamentalism, explains how the organization rose to power, and discusses its impact on Afghanistan and why the country has become a center for international terrorism.
Inside the Pakistan Army
A Woman's Experience on the Frontline of the War on Terror
Hardcover ISBN: 1906447020
Whose side is Pakistan’s military really on? Leaked intelligence records suggest the suspicion of collusion with the Taliban. Controversy surrounds the awarding of an extension to the tenure of Pakistan’s army chief, General Kayanitarget of accusations that he has links with factions responsible for anti-coalition violence in Afghanistan. Pakistan’s army is at the forefront of the war on terror, policing the border with Afghanistan and the lawless tribal agencies where Osama bin Laden is said to be hiding, and sporadically mounting offensives to crush the insurgents of the Taliban. In Pakistan recently, thousands have died in suicide attacks as insurgents have brought their war against the pro-Western government to the country’s cities. Its success is seen as critical to the West’s hopes of halting the spread of extremism outside the AfPak” theater of operations. If the Pakistan army fails to stamp out the insurgency it could become unstoppable, with the drastic spread of global terrorism. Carey Schofield is uniquely placed to comment on the contradictions at the heart of this institution. She spent five years with the Pakistan army, accompanying them on maneuvers and getting to know key figures from junior soldiers to Kayani himself. For five years, she travelled everywhere with them. They even had a uniform made for her. Inside the Pakistan Army is the truth about the army’s vital role as an ally in the war. Carey Schofield is a journalist and author of Inside the Soviet Army. She is a visiting fellow at Oxford University.
A Nation Challenged
A Visual History of 9/11 and Its Aftermath
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0935112766
A photographic chronicle of the "New York Times" coverage of the September 11 attacks includes original background essays by top writers and considers the worldwide aftermath of the attacks.
Inside Delta Force
The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit
Paperback ISBN: 0440237335
A founding member and veteran of Delta Force goes behind the scenes of the elite counterterrorist unit to describe its grueling selection process, difficult training regimen, and some of its secret missions in various trouble spots around the world. Reprint.
The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins
Paperback ISBN: 1250081637
"For the first time in our military history, how we wage war is being built around a single strategy: the tracking and elimination of "high value targets"--in other words, assassination by military drone. Kill Chain is the story of how this new paradigm came to be, from WWII to the present; revealing the inner workings of these military technologies; introducing the key figures behind the transformation as well as the people on whom these deadly technologies have been tested; and illuminating the effectsof drone warfare on our global image. This book will shed new light on the subject, from drone development in WWII and their use in the Vietnam War, to their embrace by the Bush administration and their controversial use by President Obama today. Cockburn will detail the corporate and political agendas that have effectively legitimized the once-banned practice of assassination, and the devastating effects of drone strikes gone awry"--
How to Break a Terrorist
The U.S. Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality, to Take Down the Deadliest Man in Iraq
Hardcover ISBN: 1416573151
A U.S. military interrogator describes his work in Iraq and his innovative approach that replaces torture with empathy, a procedure that he used to gain the intelligence information required to bring down Abu Musab Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq.
A Memoir of the Jihad
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1594032130
The author takes readers inside the twisted world of Islamic terror in a chilling examination of how terrorists' skill at using and abusing the U.S. legal system has led to redefining war as a normal criminal issue in the courts.
The Outlaw Sea
A World of Freedom, Chaos, and Crime
Paperback ISBN: 0865477221
"Explores the ocean world and the enterprises--licit and illicit--that flourish in the privacy afforded by its horizons. [The] forty-three thousand ships [that] ply the open ocean ... are the embodiment of modern global capital and the most independent objects on earth ... Here is free enterprise at its freest ... But its efficiencies are accompanied by global problems--shipwrecks and pollution, the hard lives and deaths of the crews, and the growth of ... piracy and ... stateless terrorism"--jacket.