Black Banners The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against Al-Qaeda

ISBN-10: 0393079422
ISBN-13: 9780393079425
Edition: 2011
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Description: On September 11, 2001, FBI Special Agent Ali H. Soufan was handed a secret file. Had he received it months earlier#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;when it was requested#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;the attacks on New York and Washington could have been prevented. During his time on  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/12/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

On September 11, 2001, FBI Special Agent Ali H. Soufan was handed a secret file. Had he received it months earlier#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;when it was requested#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;the attacks on New York and Washington could have been prevented. During his time on the front lines, Soufan helped thwart plots around the world and elicited some of the most important confessions from terrorists in the war against al-Qaeda#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;without laying so much as a hand on them. Most of these stories have never been reported before, and never by anyone with such intimate firsthand knowledge. This narrative account of America's successes and failures against al-Qaeda is essential to an understanding of the terrorist group. We are taken into hideouts and interrogation rooms. We have a ringside seat at bin Laden's personal celebration of the 9/11 bombings. Such riveting details show us not only how terrorists think and operate but also how they can be beaten and brought to justice.

Ali H. Soufan, a former FBI special agent, served on the front lines against al-Qaeda and gained an international reputation as a top counterterrorism operative and interrogator. He has been profiled in The New Yorker and featured in books, newspaper articles, and documentaries around the globe.

Important Note Concerning The Text
Map
Prologue
Note To Readers
The Early Years
The Fatwa and the Bet
Osama Air
The Northern Group
Declaration of War
The al-Qaeda Switchboard
Operation Challenge and the Manchester Manual
"You'll Be Singing Like a Canary"
Millennium Plot
Uss Cole
A Naval Destroyer inYemen?
The Hall of Death
"We're Stubborn, but We're Not Crazy"
The Human Polygraph Machine
"What Is al-Qaeda Doing in Malaysia?"
Bin Laden's Errand Boy
The Attack That Changed The World
The Binalshibh Riddle
"What Dots?"
The Father of Death
A New World Order
Bin Laden's Escape
DocEx
Black Magic
The First High-Value Detainee
Abu Zubaydah
The Contractors Take Over
"We Don't Do That"
Successes And Failures
Guant�namo Bay
45 Minutes
The Crystal Ball Memo
Final Missions
Leaving the FBI
Undercover
Postscript
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Principal Characters
Key Documents And Articles Cited

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