Anatomy of Terror

Anatomy of Terror

From the Death of Bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State

Book - 2017
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When Osama bin Laden was killed by a U.S. Navy SEAL, many prophesied al-Qaeda's imminent demise. In reality the opposite has occurred. Why? Watching the Arab Spring from his Pakistani safe house, bin Laden had seen an historic opportunity: "The next stage will be the return of the caliphate." In the six years since bin Laden's death, al-Qaeda's affiliates metastasized, and the Islamic State, its most brutal spinoff, proclaimed itself the reborn caliphate bin Laden had foreseen.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393241174
Characteristics: xix, 359 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number: 363.325 SOU


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Jul 01, 2017

Good review of the rise of bin Laden and the aftermath. Bin Laden's concern with the long run - winning the hearts and minds of the people was new to me. Bin Laden (and some of his subsequent followers) understood the concept of beheadings not being good PR; providing services - good. Many of the upstarts that followed were just in it for the show. I am not sure that his resolution for rehabilitation of terrorists (at least those who know this isn't a good idea) can work in the long run.

Jun 17, 2017

Thoroughly detailed analysis of this complex topic.
Not a speedy read, by any stretch, but is highly recommended.


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