The Black Banners: 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda by a former FBI special agent Ali H. Soufan with Daniel Freedman as contributor is a book that will change the way we think about al-Qaeda, intelligence, and the events that forever changed America. Released 10 years after 9/11 event, The Black Banners shares the details of what the government was hiding from Americans about the terrorist attack and how he probably would of been able to stop the 911 attack, if only the CIA would of shared information with him. It is a fascinating book!
Title: The Black Banners: 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda
Thick: 448 pages
Author: Ali H. Soufan, Daniel Freedman (Contributor)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release date: September 12th 2011
Prices: $14.82 (Hardcover), $13.34 (ebook)
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On September 11, 2001, FBI Special Agent Ali H. Soufan was handed a secret file. Had he received it months earlier—when it was requested—the attacks on New York and Washington could have been prevented. During his time on the front lines, Soufan helped thwart plots around the world and elicited some of the most important confessions from terrorists in the war against al-Qaeda—without laying so much as a hand on them. Most of these stories have never been reported before, and never by anyone with such intimate firsthand knowledge.
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.
ebook 1st rating: 8/10