Book The longest war : the enduring conflict between America and al-Qaeda / Peter L. Bergen.
Publication year: [c2011].
Call Number HV6432 .B46 2011
Media class: Book
Edition: 1st Free Press hbk. ed.
Publisher: New York ;London : Free Press
ISBN: 9780743278935 0743278933 9780743278942 0743278941
"First Free Press hardcover edition January 2011"--T.p. verso.
"First Free Press trade paperback edition June 2011"--T.P. verso, cpy. 2.
Extent: xx, 473 p.,  p. of plates : maps ; 24 cm.
"Peter Bergen offers a comprehensive history of [the War on Terror] and its evolution, from the strategies devised in the wake of the 9/11 attacks to the fighting in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and beyond. Unlike any other book on this subject, here Bergen tells the story of this shifting war's failures and successes from the perspectives of both the United States and al-Qaeda and its allies"--Dust jacket.
pt. 1. Hubris. Holy Tuesday -- Explaining 9/11 -- Blinking red -- Kicking ass -- The great escape -- The destruction of the base -- The gloves came off -- Home front : the first Bush term -- Building the case for war with Iraq -- The war of error -- Almost losing the war the United States thought it had won -- Al-Qaeda 2.0 -- Al-Qaeda's quixotic quest for weapons of mass destruction -- pt. 2. Nemesis? The United States of Jihad -- Pakistan : the new base -- The fall of al-Qaeda in Iraq and the rise of an Iraqi state -- The Jihad within -- The end of the "War on Terror"? -- Obama's war -- The long hunt.