The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia

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Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company, 2012, ISBN13 9780393082425, ISBN10 0393082423

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A former Fulbright Fellow who studied in Yemen describes the rise and fall of al-Qaeda and how they grew out of their defeat by the United States into one of the most dangerous and threatening groups in the world.

About this item

A former Fulbright Fellow who studied in Yemen describes the rise and fall of al-Qaeda and how they grew out of their defeat by the United States into one of the most dangerous and threatening groups in the world.

Far from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States and al-Qaeda are fighting a clandestine war of drones and suicide bombers in an unforgiving corner of Arabia. The Last Refuge charts the rise, fall, and resurrection of al-Qaeda in Yemen over the last thirty years, detailing how a group that the United States once defeated has now become one of the world's most dangerous threats. An expert on Yemen who has spent years on the ground there, Gregory D. Johnsen uses al-Qaeda's Arabic battle notes to reconstruct their world as they take aim at the United States and its allies. Johnsen brings readers in-side al-Qaeda's training camps and safe houses as the terrorists plot poison attacks and debate how to bring down an airliner on Christmas Day. The Last Refuge is an eye-opening look at the successes and failures of fighting a new type of war in one of the most turbulent countries in the world.

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Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publish Date: Nov 2012
ISBN-13: 9780393082425
ISBN-10: 0393082423
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 352
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 9.5 x 1.0
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