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The last refuge : Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's war in Arabia

Author: Gregory D Johnsen
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2013.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory D Johnsen
ISBN: 9780393082425 0393082423
OCLC Number: 783162443
Description: xv, 352 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Rise and fall --
A far-off land --
The next Afghanistan --
The dogs of war --
Faith and wisdom --
The southern job --
Allies --
A new war --
Attrition --
Victory --
pt. 2. Forgetting --
Rehab --
A revolt in the North --
Prison cells --
Policy shift --
pt. 3. The next generation --
The great escape --
Resurrecting al-Qaeda --
Echoes of battles --
The merger --
Targets --
Out of the shadows.
Responsibility: Gregory D. Johnsen.
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A gripping account of how al-Qaeda in Yemen rebounded from an initial defeat to once again threaten the United States.  Read more...

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