Al Qa’ida is the greatest threat the West has faced in the modern era. In Hunting in the Shadows, Seth G. Jones, an internationally recognized authority on terrorism and counterinsurgency, has written a comprehensive history of our ongoing battle against this resilient and elusive terrorist organization.
Jones presents a dramatic narrative of the on-the-ground police work, the multiyear investigations led by the CIA, FBI, and Britain’s MI5, and the shifting alliances between terrorist groups that have characterized the conflict. With gripping detail he recounts the against-the-clock hunt for the Times Square bomber and reveals startling information about Osama bin Laden’s behavior during his final days.
Drawing on recently declassified documents and court materials, wiretap transcripts, and interviews with government officials from the United States and key allies, Jones navigates the “waves” (al Qa’ida attacks) and “reverse waves” (successful efforts to disrupt al Qa’ida), explaining how past patterns can help us counter al Qa’ida and its allies in the future.
Hunting in the Shadows is the definitive account of the struggle to neutralize and destroy our most deadly adversary.
Hardcover Book : 544 pages
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. Inc. ( May 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-581063
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Product Weight: 21.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)