Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror

By Victoria Brittain

Shadow Lives finds the unseen aspect of the '9/11 wars': their influence at the other halves and households of guys incarcerated in Guantanamo, or in felony or lower than apartment arrest in Britain and the united states. Victoria Brittain indicates how those households were made socially invisible and a handy scapegoat for the kingdom so that it will workout arbitrary powers less than the canopy of the 'War on Terror'.

A demanding exposé of the perilous nation of freedom and democracy in our society, the e-book unearths how a tradition of intolerance and cruelty has left members on the mercy of the safety prone’ unverifiable accusations and punitive punishments.

Both a j'accuse and a testomony to the energy and humanity of the households, Shadow Lives exhibits the equipment of incarceration and social keep watch over getting used through the British kingdom and offers a voice to the households whose lives were grew to become the wrong way up. In doing so it increases pressing questions about civil liberties which not anyone can have enough money to ignore.

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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 in the back of 9-11.

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

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

He additionally exhibits how Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was once radicalized in the US and takes us within terrorist secure homes, CIA conflict rooms, and the cages of Guantánamo Bay.

whereas completely mentioned and strongly sourced, it is a pounding narrative that reads like a mystery.

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Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

By Richard A. Clarke

With all-new excerpts from Richard Clarke's dramatic public testimony, and revealing corroboration from The September 11 fee document
From the Sep 11 fee Report:
"On the day of the assembly [September four, 2001], Clarke despatched Rice an impassioned own observe. He criticized U.S. counterterrorism efforts earlier and current. The 'real query' sooner than the principals, he wrote, used to be 'are we occupied with facing the al Qida threat?...Is al Qida a huge deal?...Decision makers may still think themselves on a destiny day while the CSG has no longer succeeded in preventing al Qida assaults and 1000's of american citizens lay useless in numerous nations, together with the US,' Clarke wrote. 'What could these choice makers want they had performed past? That destiny day may perhaps ensue at any time.'"

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

By Suman Gupta

A huge quantity of media area has been dedicated to the catastrophic terrorist assaults in big apple and Washington. George Bush used to be quickly to claim a 'war on terrorism' which may engulf many nations as well as Afghanistan. yet what does this say approximately Western perceptions of violence -- what does 'war on terrorism' mean?This e-book doesn't try and clarify the momentous occasions of September eleventh 2001. as a substitute it makes an attempt to sharpen our realizing of what words equivalent to 'international terrorism' and 'the battle opposed to terror' have come to intend due to the fact that that date. taking over the problems from a philosophical viewpoint, Gupta observes that it has lengthy been tough to outline what constitutes a 'terrorist act'. He explains how the occasions of final yr have jolted even current understandings in unforeseen methods and, importantly, why this trouble of definition persists. analyzing how acts of terrorism and counter-terrorist measures are portrayed within the Western media and the influence this has on public conception, this considerate and provocative account offers a fresh counterpoint to the sensationalised and infrequently over-simplified reporting within the mainstream media.

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Bomb Squad: A Year Inside the Nation's Most Exclusive Police Unit

By Richard Esposito

An unheard of behind-the-scenes examine the lads who safeguard us from the main scary prospect of existence within the age of terrorism

"In my brain it is all company; i do not fear approximately my kinfolk, i do not fear a few functionality that i am doing after paintings, I simply fear approximately what is handy. and what is to hand is that package." --Detective First Grade Joe Putkowski, NYPD Bomb Squad

The ny urban Police division Bomb Squad is the oldest such squad within the kingdom, based in 1903. every year its thirty-three contributors make greater than 2 hundred stress-filled "bomb runs," within which they payment suspicious briefcases, defuse hand grenades, or even reply to "art" tasks built with genuine explosives. the general public hardly ever sees those men--and once they do, it's always from a distance, telephoto photos of helmeted figures in ninety-pound fits of Kevlar armor.

Starting on December 31, 2003, within the center of the recent Year's Eve motion in instances sq., reporters Richard Esposito and Ted Gerstein had unique entry to the nation's such a lot elite police unit for a whole 12 months. Their frequently chilling, never-before-told stories from front line supply a rare view of the family struggle on terrorism.

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The Road to Balcombe Street: The IRA Reign of Terror in London

By Steven P. Moysey

The line to Balcombe highway: The IRA Reign of Terror in London is the hugely exact account and research of legislations enforcement negotiation classes realized from the notorious hostage standoff among the London Metropolitan Police (the Met) and 4 individuals of the Provisional Irish Republican military (IRA) within the iciness of 1975. With eye-witness and first-hand testimony, this ebook examines the occasions major as much as the conflict and their political context in addition to how either side dealt with the hostage scenario and the recommendations and strategies utilized by the police to soundly diffuse the risky scenario.

Comprehensive and readable, the line to Balcombe highway: The IRA Reign of Terror in London seems to be at not just the six days making up the standoff yet areas the war of words in designated historic context through giving an in depth precis of IRA task in London within the years top as much as the siege. moreover, this important research explores the aftershocks bobbing up from the apprehension of the IRA group in addition to the hostage negotiation classes discovered within the clash. this helpful source additionally incorporates a thorough bibliography and record of digital assets.

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The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals

By Jane Mayer

One of The ny Times 10 top Books of the Year

National Bestseller

With a New Afterword


National booklet Critics Circle Award Finalist

A top booklet of the yr: Salon, Slate, The Economist, The Washington Post, Cleveland Plain-Dealer


The darkish Side is a dramatic, riveting, and definitive narrative account of the way the United States made self-destructive judgements within the pursuit of terrorists round the world—decisions that not just violated the structure, but in addition hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. In spellbinding aspect, Jane Mayer relates the impression of those judgements wherein key gamers, particularly vice chairman Dick Cheney and his strong, secretive adviser David Addington, exploited September eleven to additional a protracted held time table to reinforce presidential powers to a point by no means identified in U.S. historical past, and obliterate Constitutional protections that outline the very essence of the yankee experiment.

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Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices

By Mosab Hassan Yousef, Ron Brackin

Son of Hamas is now on hand with an all-new bankruptcy approximately occasions because the book’s unlock comparable to the revelation of Mosab’s Israeli intelligence handler’s real identification, and place of birth Security’s attempt to deport the author.
Since he was once a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside of view of the lethal terrorist staff Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most well-liked chief, younger Mosab assisted his father for years in his political actions whereas being groomed to imagine his legacy, politics, prestige . . . and gear. yet every little thing replaced while Mosab became clear of terror and violence, and embraced as a substitute the lessons of one other recognized center East chief. In Son of Hamas, Mosab finds new information regarding the world’s most threatening 17 November and unveils the reality approximately his personal function, his agonizing separation from relations and fatherland, the harmful choice to make his newfound religion public, and his trust that the Christian mandate to “love your enemies” is the single method to peace within the heart East.

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Quarterly Essay 58 Blood Year: Terror and the Islamic State

Winner of the 2015 Walkley Award for top lengthy characteristic writing

Last 12 months was once a “blood yr” within the center East – massacres and fallen towns, collapsed and collapsing states, the unravelling of a decade of Western process. We observed the increase of ISIS, the splintering of presidency in Iraq, and overseas opponents – many from Europe, Australia and Africa – flowing into Syria at a expense ten instances that in the peak of the Iraq battle. What went wrong?

In Blood Year, David Kilcullen calls on twenty-five years’ event to reply to that question. this can be a brilliant, pressing account of the battle on Terror by means of anyone who contributed to shaping its approach, in addition to witnessing its evolution at the flooring. Kilcullen appears to be like to method and historical past to make feel of the difficulty. What are the roots and factors of the worldwide jihad move? what's ISIS? What threats does it pose to Australia? What does its upward thrust say concerning the effectiveness of the struggle on Terror when you consider that 11th of September, and what does a coherent process appear like after a disastrous year?

“As issues stand in mid-2015, Western nations … face a unified, able, skilled and savage enemy, in a much less solid, extra fragmented area. It isn’t simply ISIS – al-Qaeda has emerged from its eclipse and is again within the video game in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Syria and Yemen. We’re facing now not one, yet international terrorist organizations, every one with its personal neighborhood branches, plus a enormously higher radicalised inhabitants at domestic and a major move of overseas fighters.” —David Kilcullen, Blood Year

‘Part historical past, half enlightened research, half observation, half provocation and half mea culpa’ —Saturday Paper

‘This awesome, sober essay has the breathtaking compression of Helen Garner’s writing.’ —Sydney Morning Herald

‘Expansive and bold … [Kilcullen] is a deft storyteller. The crafty blend of his specialist adventure, insightful research and strategic strategies makes for spell binding reading.’ —Australian

David Kilcullen was once a senior consultant to normal David Petraeus in 2007 and 2008, while he helped to layout and computer screen the Iraq struggle troop “surge”. He used to be then a distinct consultant for counterinsurgency to US Secretary of nation Condoleezza Rice. From 2005 to 2006, he used to be leader Strategist within the workplace of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism on the US country division. He has additionally been an adviser to the British executive, the Australian executive, NATO and the foreign protection information strength. he's a former Australian military officer and the writer of 3 acclaimed books: The unintentional Guerrilla, Counterinsurgency and Out of the Mountains.

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