Mastermind: The Many Faces of the 9/11 Architect, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed

By Richard Miniter

The bestselling writer of Shadow War and Losing Bin Laden exposes the sinister Al Qaeda mastermind at the back of 11th of September.

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the architect of the 9-11 assaults, has performed a few of the greatest terrorist plots of the earlier two decades, together with the 1993 global alternate middle bombing, the Millennium Plots, and the beheading of Daniel Pearl. because the international awaits his trial, bestselling writer and investigative journalist Richard Miniter brings to lifestyles his stunning precise tale.

in accordance with a couple of hundred interviews with executive officers, generals, diplomats and spies-from the U.S., Europe, the Arab international, and Afghanistan-and at the flooring reporting from Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Guantánamo Bay, Miniter unearths never-before-reported Al Qaeda plots and amazing new information about the 11th of September assaults.

He additionally indicates how Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was once radicalized in the United States and takes us inside of terrorist secure homes, CIA conflict rooms, and the cages of Guantánamo Bay.

whereas completely said and strongly sourced, this can be a pounding narrative that reads like a mystery.

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The Replication of Violence: Thoughts on International Terrorism after September 11th 2001

By Suman Gupta

A big volume of media house has been dedicated to the catastrophic terrorist assaults in ny and Washington. George Bush was once quickly to claim a 'war on terrorism' which can engulf many nations as well as Afghanistan. yet what does this say approximately Western perceptions of violence -- what does 'war on terrorism' mean?This ebook doesn't try to clarify the momentous occasions of September eleventh 2001. as an alternative it makes an attempt to sharpen our figuring out of what words comparable to 'international terrorism' and 'the battle opposed to terror' have come to intend considering that that date. taking over the problems from a philosophical perspective, Gupta observes that it has lengthy been tricky to outline what constitutes a 'terrorist act'. He explains how the occasions of final 12 months have jolted even current understandings in unforeseen methods and, importantly, why this trouble of definition persists. studying how acts of terrorism and counter-terrorist measures are portrayed within the Western media and the influence this has on public belief, this considerate and provocative account presents a fresh counterpoint to the sensationalised and sometimes over-simplified reporting within the mainstream media.

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Terrorism and Torture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Terrorism and torture are dual evils that experience ruled information headlines - quite because the frightening occasions of Sep 11. during this thought-provoking quantity, students from a various variety of disciplines research the advanced motivational and situational elements contributing to terrorist acts and state-sponsored torture, and the capability linkage among these heinous human behaviors. in addition they ponder the recommendations that may lessen the specter of destiny terrorist acts, and the perceived necessity to interact in morally reprehensible - and sometimes unlawful - torture practices. With its built-in synthesis of latest theories and study at the complicated dynamics of the terrorism-torture hyperlink, this can be an authoritative resource for students and scholars of psychology, legal justice, legislation, media, verbal exchange reviews, and political technology. it is going to additionally attract scholars of different disciplines with an curiosity within the learn of terrorism and torture.

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Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq

By Sheldon Rampton

Guns of Mass Deception unearths:

  • How the Iraq warfare was once offered to the yankee public via specialist P.R. recommendations.
  • "The First Casualty": Lies that have been informed relating to the Iraq struggle.
  • Euphemisms and jargon relating to the Iraq battle, e.g. "shock and awe," "Operation Iraqi Freedom," "axis of evil," "coalition of the willing," and so forth.
  • "War as Opportunity": How the struggle on terrorism and the warfare on Iraq were used as advertising and marketing hooks to promote items and regulations that experience not anything to do with struggling with terrorism.
  • "Brand America": The efforts of Charlotte Beers and different U.S. propaganda campaigns designed to win hearts in another country.
  • "The Mass Media as Propaganda Vehicle": How information insurance Washington's lead and language.

The e-book encompasses a word list — "Propaganda: A User's advisor" — and assets to aid american citizens kind in the course of the deceptions to work out the strings in the back of Washington's crusade to promote the Iraq warfare to the general public.

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Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes

By Michael Rubin

The international has seldom been as harmful because it is now. Rogue regimes—governments and teams that eschew diplomatic normality, sponsor terrorism, and proliferate nuclear weapons—threaten the U.S. worldwide. simply because sanctions and armed forces motion are so high priced, the yank technique of first inn is discussion, at the thought that “it by no means hurts to speak to enemies.” Seldom is traditional knowledge so wrong.

Engagement with rogue regimes isn't no cost, as Michael Rubin demonstrates by means of tracing the background of yankee international relations with North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Libya, the Taliban’s Afghanistan, and Pakistan. extra demanding situations to standard international relations have come from terrorist teams, reminiscent of the PLO within the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, or Hamas and Hezbollah within the final twenty years. The argument in prefer of negotiation with terrorists is suffused with ethical equivalence, the concept one man’s terrorist is one other man’s freedom fighter. hardly does the particular list of speaking to terrorists come below severe examination.

While infantrymen spend weeks constructing classes discovered after each workout, diplomats mostly don't ponder why their process towards rogues has failed, or ponder even if their uncomplicated assumptions were defective. Rubin’s research unearths that rogue regimes all have something in universal: they fake to be aggrieved which will positioned Western diplomats at the protective. no matter if in Pyongyang, Tehran, or Islamabad, rogue leaders keep in mind that the West rewards bluster with incentives and that the U.S. kingdom division too frequently values strategy greater than results.

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God's Terrorists: The Wahhabi Cult and the Hidden Roots of Modern Jihad

By Charles Allen

In ultra-modern post-9/11 international, the typical information indicates us pictures of enthusiast warring parties and suicide bombers prepared to die in holy warfare, martyrs for jihad. yet what are the roots of this militant fundamentalism within the Muslim international? during this insightful and wide-ranging heritage, Charles Allen reveals a solution within the eighteenth-century reform stream of Muhammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab and his followers--the Wahhabi--who sought the recovery of Islamic purity and declared violent jihad on all who adverse them, Moslems and pagans alike. because the Wahhabi educating unfold within the 19th century, first, to the Arabian peninsula, after which, to the zone round the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, their fans introduced with them a vicious model of political ideology and militant clash. The Wahhabi deeply inspired the rulers of recent Saudi Arabia and their institution of a strict Islamic code. A extra militant expression of Wahhabism took root within the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan, the place fierce tribes have waged holy warfare for nearly 200 years. The ranks of the Taliban and al-Qaeda this present day are full of younger males who have been taught the Wahhabi theology of Islamic purity whereas rifles have been pressed into their arms for the sake of jihad. God's Terrorists sheds stunning mild at the old roots of contemporary terrorism and exhibits how this harmful theology lives on today.

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Talking to Terrorists: How to End an Armed Conflict

By Jonathan Powell

Now contains a new Afterword - chatting with ISIL

Across the area governments proclaim that they are going to by no means ‘negotiate with evil’. And but they continually have and continuously will.

From jungle clearings to stately houses and nameless airport lodges, Talking to Terrorists places us within the room with the terrorists, mystery brokers and go-betweens who search to alter the process history.

Jonathan Powell has spent approximately twenty years mediating among governments and terrorist corporations. Drawing on conflicts from Colombia and Sri Lanka to Palestine and South Africa, this positive, wide-ranging, authoritative publication is ready how and why we must always seek advice from terrorists.

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The Culprits

Hank Wallins is a damaged guy operating the evening shift in a meaningless task. suffering from the tinnitus regularly ringing in his ears, he sleepwalks via existence, too scarred by means of a sad love affair to attempt back. whilst a madman pushes him into the trail of an oncoming subway educate, this scrape with dying re-awakens Hank to the realm. yearning a reengagement with ardour, he reaches out to a tender just a little cross-eyed Russian attractiveness who he locates on an internet site. He ventures by means of aircraft to satisfy the stunning and mysterious Anna in her place of birth of St. Petersburg.

Anna Verkoskova seeks to escape not just the hopelessness of her fiscal scenario, but additionally the reminders of her personal failed love affair with Ruslan, a womanizing Dagastani rock famous person look-alike from the Chechen zone. discovering no specific cause to dislike the type, lumbering Hank, she consents to stick to him to Canada. yet as soon as she has left Russia in the back of, she is crushed through homesickness and a dread of disappearing into the gray Toronto wintry weather. Then she gets a daunting notice: Ruslan has been abducted. She races domestic instantly, wearing a bag crammed with funds. Hank’s cash.

Held captive and tortured through the FSB, Ruslan has been crippled by means of his tormentors and injected with N20, a mysterious CIA-developed serum that fills its sufferers’ brains with the totality of human wisdom, rendering them insane. Ruslan is traded to Chechen radicals and ransomed. As Anna is now linked to a “rich” Westerner, she is now a aim for the ransom. Ruslan’s former political disengagement has been changed through a brand new type of apathy, one who renders him a pawn to whomever has regulate of the omniscient demons in his ears screaming for blood.

Returned to St. Petersburg and reunited with Ruslan, Anna fast realizes that her former lover has been misplaced to her ceaselessly, as has her state. With few ideas, she returns to the protection of Hank and Canada and discovers that, together with her ardour for Ruslan light, she has room for brand spanking new passions to emerge. yet she additionally consists of along with her a life-altering secret.

The novel unfolds throughout the phrases of a narrator who describes himself as an abomination, but he's heroic and compassionate, and able to great acts of affection, together with the construction of this very narrative itself–a reward for his unborn half-sister. His horrors were shaped because of untold millennia of blood hatred. however it is thru his life that our protagonists go beyond their very own human culpability.

A kaleidoscopic and riotous story, voiced by means of essentially the most strange narrators in literary heritage, Robert Hough’s The Culprits places form and flesh to the murky unknowns surrounding a real-life terrorist incident and all that led as much as it, shining a gentle into a few of humanity’s so much inscrutable sins. This novel is instantly a astonishing hallucination and a vintage love tale, exploring the human thirsts for romance and keenness, for allegiance and belief, and for awful vengeance.

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Cyberterrorism: Understanding, Assessment, and Response

This is often the 1st publication to provide a multidisciplinary method of cyberterrorism. It strains the hazard posed through cyberterrorism at the present time, with chapters discussing attainable technological vulnerabilities, power motivations to interact in cyberterrorism, and the demanding situations of distinguishing this from different cyber threats. The ebook additionally addresses the variety of capability responses to this probability by way of exploring coverage and legislative frameworks in addition to a variety of suggestions for deterring or countering terrorism in cyber environments. The case reports in the course of the ebook are worldwide in scope and comprise the U.S., uk, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

With contributions from unique specialists with backgrounds together with diplomacy, legislations, engineering, computing device technology, public coverage and politics, Cyberterrorism: knowing, evaluation and reaction bargains a leading edge research of up to date debate on, and matters surrounding, cyberterrorism. This international scope and variety of views determine it truly is of significant curiosity to teachers, scholars, practitioners, policymakers and different stakeholders with an curiosity in cyber safeguard.

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Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State

By Dana Priest, William M. Arkin

After 11th of September, the USA govt launched into an extraordinary attempt to guard the US. the end result has been calamitous: after ten years of remarkable spending and progress, the result's approach installed position to maintain the United States secure may well in truth be placing us in even higher danger-but we do not be aware of simply because it is all best Secret.

In best mystery the USA, award-winning newshounds Dana Priest and William M. Arkin elevate the curtain in this clandestine universe. From the corporations and companies maintaining a tally of americans and the army commanders development America's first "top mystery urban" to a hidden military in the U.S. army extra mystery than the CIA, this new nationwide safeguard octopus has develop into a self-sustaining "Fourth department" of presidency. A travel de strength of investigative journalism, most sensible mystery the US offers a desirable and hectic account of presidency run amok and a conflict on terrorism long gone fallacious in a post-9/11.

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