Download E-books The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism PDF

By Ron Suskind

From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling writer Ron Suskind comes a startling examine how the US and the West misplaced their method, and on the struggles in their respective governments to reclaim the ethical authority on which their survival relies. From the White condo to Downing highway, and from the fault-line international locations of South Asia to the sands of Guantanamo, Suskind deals an outstanding tale that connects global leaders to the forces waging present day shadow wars and to the subsequent iteration of worldwide electorate. monitoring down fact and desire, Suskind promises historical disclosures with this emotionally stirring and strikingly unique portrait of the publish 9/11 global.

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Download E-books A Decade of Hope: Stories of Grief and Endurance from 9/11 Families and Friends PDF

By Dennis Smith

at the 10th anniversary of September 11, a portrait of tragedy, survival, and therapeutic from the writer of The manhattan Times bestseller Report from flooring Zero.

This 12 months marks the 10th anniversary of the assaults at the international alternate middle and the Pentagon, an get together that's absolute to be saw world wide. yet one of the memorials, political speeches, and information editorials, the main urgent attention- and sometimes the main overlooked-is the lives and healthiness of the Sept. 11 first responders, their households, and the sufferers' households over the earlier decade.

Dennis Smith, a former firefighter and the writer of the bestselling Report from floor Zero, addresses this crucial subject in a chain of interviews with the heroes and households of these most influenced via the tragedy both via feats of bravery within the rescue efforts or heroic bearing up within the face of incredible loss. Smith offers an intimate examine a negative second in heritage and its hard and tough aftermath, permitting those survivors to proportion their tales of loss, patience, and resilience of their personal phrases. A Decade of Hope is a good and extremely important examine a decade within the lives of these for whom a countrywide tragedy used to be a devastatingly own ordeal.

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Download E-books Intervention, Terrorism, and Torture: Contemporary Challenges to Just War Theory (AMINTAPHIL: The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice) PDF

This e-book asks no matter if simply conflict idea and its ideas for making a choice on while conflict is justified is still sufficient to the demanding situations posed through modern advancements. a few argue that the character of up to date conflict makes those principles out of date. through rigorously reading the phenomena of intervention, terrorism, and torture from a few assorted views, the essays during this e-book discover this complicated set of matters with perception and clarity.

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Download E-books Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror PDF

By Erik Prince

No corporation in our time has been as mysterious or as arguable as Blackwater. based via former army SEAL Erik Prince in 1997, it recruited detailed forces veterans and others with the talents and braveness to tackle the riskiest safety jobs on this planet. As its popularity grew, govt call for for its companies escalated, and Blackwater's males finally accomplished approximately 100000 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. either the Bush and Obama administrations stumbled on the corporate indispensible. It appears like a vintage startup good fortune tale, apart from one challenge: Blackwater has been demonized around the globe. From uninformed information assurance to grossly distorted fictional portrayals, Blackwater staff were smeared as mercenaries, profiteers, jackbooted thugs, and worse. end result of the secrecy specifications of Blackwater's contracts with the Pentagon, the nation division, and the CIA, Prince was once not able to talk out whilst his company's competitors unfold fake details. yet now he is in a position to inform the complete and infrequently stunning tale of Blackwater's upward push and fall. In Civilian Warriors, Prince pulls no punches and spares no info. He explains his unique objective of creating an elite middle for army and legislation enforcement education. He recounts how the corporate shifted gears after Sept. 11. He honors our troops whereas hard the Pentagon's most sensible management. And he unearths why hugely effective deepest army contractors were necessary to operating our defense force, due to the fact that lengthy sooner than Blackwater got here alongside. primarily, Prince debunks myths approximately Blackwater that unfold whereas he used to be compelled to stay silent-myths that tarnished the reminiscence of fellows who gave their lives for his or her state yet by no means acquired the popularity they deserved.

He finds new information regarding the various largest controversies of the struggle on Terror, together with:

• the genuine tale of the Nisour sq. bloodbath in Baghdad.
• the particular information of Blackwater's so-called impunity in Iraq.
• The occasions top as much as the televised deaths of Blackwater contractors in Fallujah.

Prince does not faux to be excellent, and he does not cover the occasionally painful info of his inner most lifestyles. yet he has performed an excellent public carrier through atmosphere the checklist immediately. His e-book reads like a mystery yet is just too unbelievable to be fiction.

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Download E-books The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Terrorism (No-Nonsense Guides) PDF

By Jonathan Barker

This is a hugely available historical past of terrorism that appears at middle examples from the center East, situations of kingdom terrorism, and terrorist fringes of political activities. It covers the theories justifying and guiding terrorist acts and the conflict of pictures that accompanies them.

Jonathan Barker has taught political technology on the universities of Toronto, Arizona, and Dar es Salam. He has researched neighborhood politics in Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and India. His different books comprise Street-Level Democracy and Rural groups lower than Stress.

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Download E-books Le Prince vert : du Hamas aux services secrets israéliens PDF

By Mosab Hassan Yousef, Ron Brackin

De 1997 à 2007 Mosab Hassan Yousef était le «Prince vert».
C'est sous ce nom de code qu'il renseignait los angeles Sécurité intérieure israélienne, le Shin guess, tout en militant au sein du Hamas, l'une des agencies palestiniennes les plus radicales.
Arrêté au sortir de l'adolescence par l'armée israélienne, il bascule lorsqu'en legal il est confronté à los angeles barbarie dont font preuve les membres du Hamas envers les autres prisonniers palestiniens. À sa libération, mettant constamment sa vie en possibility, il devient los angeles pièce maîtresse des prone secrets and techniques israéliens au sein de l'organisation cofondée par son père, un informateur si précieux que son lifestyles n'est connue que d'une poignée de hauts responsables de l'État hébreu.
Agent double au cœur de l. a. poudrière du Proche-Orient, Mosab Hassan Yousef a vécu au plus près, et des deux côtés, les événements de los angeles seconde Intifada. Il livre ici un témoignage inédit sur l. a. répression dans les territoires occupés, los angeles guerre civile qui oppose depuis 1993 les différentes factions palestiniennes, le fonctionnement du Shin guess et l'organisation des attentats-suicides par les terroristes du Hamas.
Si Mosab Hassan Yousef est allé jusqu'à rompre avec ses proches, son peuple et son identité, c'est d'abord pour entraver los angeles spirale infernale des attentats et des représailles. Jamais il n'a touché d'argent en échange et ses informations et son seul yet a toujours été de sauver des vies dans les deux camps – l. a. liste des attentats qu'il a aidé à déjouer, parfois au dernier second, est là pour le prouver.
Document exceptionnel à l'image des Mémoires des plus grands espions, Le Prince vert nous plonge dans le quotidien du peuple palestinien entre désir de paix et sanctification du martyre.

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Download E-books Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War PDF

By James Risen

War corrupts. unending struggle corrupts absolutely.

Ever given that September 11 the United States has fought an unending struggle on terror, looking enemies everywhere and by no means promising peace. In Pay Any expense, James Risen finds a unprecedented litany of the hidden bills of that war: from squandered and stolen money, to outrageous abuses of energy, to wars on normalcy, decency, and truth. In the identify of scuffling with terrorism, our executive has performed issues every piece as shameful as its ancient wartime abuses — and till this publication, it has labored very challenging to hide them up.

Lincoln suspended habeas corpus. FDR licensed the internment of thousands of jap Americans. Presidents Bush and Obama now needs to face their very own reckoning. Power corrupts, however it is never-ending struggle that corrupts absolutely.

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Download E-books Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency PDF

By Daniel Klaidman

“[An] very important book.” — Steve Coll, The New Yorker
 
“Klaidman . . . [was] essentially given notable entry to key avid gamers within the management . . . Provide[s] scintillating details.” — Washington Post

How has President Obama waged the battle on terror? As lawyer-in-chief, he promised to shut the Guantánamo Bay detention camp and engaged his internal circle in wrenching debates over the cost of liberty and safety. As commander-in-chief, he has turn into a decisive and deadly warrior, dealing out drone moves and dying sentences to suspected terrorists worldwide. Daniel Klaidman unearths Obama’s fight to stability high-minded idealism and hard-headed politics because it performs out at the back of closed doorways from the Oval place of work and the Justice division to the location Room and the CIA. in line with hundreds of thousands of interviews with males and ladies during the White apartment and the nationwide protection institution, Kill or Capture is a startling new portrait of our forty-fourth president.

“A interesting ebook . . . Lays naked the human measurement of the wrenching nationwide defense judgements that experience to be made.” — Tina Brown, NPR

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Download E-books Who Dares Wins: The SAS and the Iranian Embassy Siege 1980 (Raid) PDF

By Gregory Fremont-Barnes

For five days in may well 1980, millions watched around the globe because the shadowy figures of the SAS played a bold and dramatic raid at the Iranian Embassy in London, catapulting a little-known expert unit into the entire glare of the world's media. Hailed by means of Margaret Thatcher as "a marvelous operation, performed with braveness and confidence," the raid was once a big good fortune for the SAS, who controlled to rescue nineteen hostages with near-perfect army execution, even though hostages have been killed by way of terrorists. regardless of the acclaim and media cognizance, information of the siege are nonetheless mostly unknown and people on the middle of the tale, the identities of the SAS soldiers themselves, stay a heavily guarded secret.

This e-book takes a concise and in-depth examine the dramatic occasions of the Iranian Embassy Siege, revealing the political heritage in the back of it and thoroughly studying the arguable determination through the major Minister and residential Secretary to signal over keep watch over of the streets of London to the army. special bird's eye view paintings illustrates the instant the partitions have been breached and express how the stern making plans of the operation was once serious to its good fortune. With enter from these fascinated about the project, and dialogue at the powerful education regimes of the SAS, the writer strips away the various secret in the back of the easiest counter-terrorism unit on this planet and their most renowned raid.

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Download E-books The Spectacular Few: Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat (Alternative Criminology) PDF

By Mark S. Hamm

The Madrid educate bombers, shoe-bomber Richard Reid, al-Qaeda in Iraq, and the Sept. 11 attacks—all have been led by way of males radicalized in the back of bars. via their very nature, prisons are meant to urge transformative studies between inmates, yet today’s prisons are hotbeds for private transformation towards terrorist ideals and activities because of the more and more chaotic nature of legal lifestyles attributable to mass incarceration. In The marvelous Few, Mark Hamm demonstrates how prisoners use legal crafty, collective resistance and nihilism to incite terrorism opposed to Western pursuits. A former felony safeguard himself, Hamm is aware the realities of daily legal existence and is aware how prisoners socialize, specially the inner-workings and gear of criminal gangs—be they the Aryan Brotherhood or radical Islam. He indicates that whereas Islam is principally a favorable effect in criminal, definite forces in the felony Muslim circulation are aligned with the efforts of al-Qaeda and its affiliates to motivate convicts within the usa and Europe to behavior terrorist assaults all alone.  
 
Drawing from quite a lot of sources—including old case reviews of prisoner radicalization achieving from Gandhi and Hitler to Malcolm X, Bobby Sands and the detainees of Guantanamo; a database of circumstances linking prisoner radicalization with evolving terrorist threats starting from police shootouts to suicide bombings; interviews with intelligence officials, prisoners affiliated with terrorist teams and people disciplined for engaging in radicalizing campaigns in prison—The wonderful Few imagines the feel of prisoners’ lives: their felony considering types, the social networks that motivated them, and private “turning issues” that set them at the pathway to violent extremism. Hamm presents a large knowing of the way prisoners may be radicalized, arguing that during order to appreciate the modern panorama of terrorism, we needs to come to phrases with how prisoners are handled at the back of bars.

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