The Black Banners

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The Black Banners

The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against Al-Qaeda

By Ali Soufan; Daniel Freedman

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393079425, 572pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2011

Description
This narrative account of America's successes and failures against al-Qaeda is essential to an understanding of the terrorist group. We are taken into hideouts and interrogation rooms. We have a ringside seat at bin Laden's personal celebration of the 9/11 bombings. Such riveting details show us not only how terrorists think and operate but also how they can be beaten and brought to justice.


NPR
Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011

Former FBI agent and interrogator Ali Soufan talks about dysfunction and rivalries inside the government's counterterrorism agencies that led to missed opportunities � as well as the ineffectiveness of enhanced interrogation techniques on collecting intelligence. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Monday, Sep 12, 2011

In a new book, The Black Banners, former FBI interrogator Ali H. Soufan reveals secrets about both the operations of terrorists as well as the American operations to locate and bring them to justice. More at NPR.org

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