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

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

Gregory D. Johnsen


“The top new ebook on al Qaeda . . . and the easiest ebook on Yemen in years.”—Bruce Riedel, Daily Beast

faraway from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the us and al-Qaeda are battling a clandestine struggle of drones and suicide bombers in an unforgiving nook of Arabia.

The final Refuge charts the increase, fall, and resurrection of al-Qaeda in Yemen over the past thirty years, detailing how a gaggle that the us as soon as defeated has now develop into one of many world’s most threatening threats. a professional on Yemen who has spent years at the floor there, Gregory D. Johnsen makes use of al-Qaeda’s Arabic conflict notes to reconstruct their global as they take goal on the usa and its allies. Johnsen brings readers in-side al-Qaeda’s education camps and secure homes because the terrorists plot poison assaults and debate easy methods to convey down an airliner on Christmas Day. The final shelter is an eye-opening examine the successes and screw ups of battling a brand new kind of warfare in a single of the main turbulent nations on the planet.

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