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Counterstrike

The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda

by Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker

Hardcover, 324 pages, Henry Holt & Co, List Price: $27 |

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Title
Counterstrike
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The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda
Author
Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker

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Book Summary

Reveals the Pentagon's covert strategy for countering terrorism that developed when initial efforts following September 11 were unsuccessful, explaining how multiple agencies have adapted Cold War practices to disrupt key jihadist networks.

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Osama bin Laden (left) and his top lieutenant, Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri, are seen at an undisclosed location in this television image broadcast Oct. 7, 2001. In Counterstrike, reporters Thom Shanker and Eric Schmitt say the United States tried to disrupt al-Qaida by attacking the organization's financiers and middlemen. AP hide caption

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America's 'Secret Campaign' Against Al-Qaida

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