Seven Shots: An NYPD Raid on a Terrorist Cell and Its Aftermath

By Jennifer C. Hunt

On July 31, 1997, a six-man Emergency carrier group from the NYPD raided a terrorist mobilephone in Brooklyn and narrowly avoided a suicide bombing of the hot York subway that might have fee hundreds and hundreds, almost certainly millions of lives.

Seven Shots tells the dramatic tale of that raid, the painstaking police paintings concerned, and its paradoxical aftermath, which drew the officials right into a clash with different rank-and-file police and publicity-hungry most sensible brass. Jennifer C. Hunt attracts on her own wisdom of the NYPD and a community of police contacts extending from cop to four-star leader, to track the adventure of 3 officials at the Emergency carrier access crew and the 2 bomb squad detectives who dismantled the stay equipment. She follows their lives for 5 years, from that near-fatal day in 1997, via their encounters contained in the brutal international of departmental politics, and directly to Sep 11, after they once more positioned their lives in danger within the struggle opposed to terrorism, racing contained in the burning towers and sorting during the ash, particles, and physique components. all through this fast moving narrative, Hunt keeps a strikingly fine-grained, street-level view, permitting us to appreciate the law enforcement officials all alone terms—and frequently of their personal phrases. the result's a compelling insider’s photo of the people who paintings in elite devices within the NYPD and the ethical and actual probability and braveness involved.

As gripping as an Ed McBain novel—and simply as steeped in manhattan cop tradition and personalities—Seven Shots takes readers on an unforgettable trip in the back of the defend and into the hearts of latest York urban police.

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Culture of Fear: Risk-Taking And The Morality Of Low Expectations

Defense has develop into one of many basic preoccupations of the Nineties. In an international keen about abuse, stranger threat, ailment and environmental harm, individuals are continuously advised that they're in danger, and advised to take better precautions and search extra security. An in-depth attention of the crime, wellbeing and fitness and defense scares that have come to dominate people's lives, this article argues that the present preoccupation with safeguard and survival displays an outlook of low expectation. The ebook significantly examines the roots and the results of up to date threat recognition, favouring the view that people are in a position to confronting difficulties and taking dangers.

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The New Terrorism: Fanaticism and the Arms of Mass Destruction

By Walter Laqueur

Contemporary assaults in Oklahoma urban, on the international alternate Towers, and at American embassies in Africa display the scary results of a terrorist strike. yet as technological advances make guns of mass destruction frighteningly effortless to procure, a revolution is happening within the very nature of terrorism--one which can make those assaults appear like kid's play.
In The New Terrorism Walter Laqueur, one of many finest specialists on terrorism and foreign strategic affairs, recounts the historical past of terrorism and, extra importantly, examines the way forward for terrorist job around the globe. Laqueur strains the chilling pattern clear of terrorism perpetrated by way of teams of oppressed nationalists and radicals looking political switch to small clusters of fans bent on vengeance and straightforward destruction. Coinciding with this pattern is the alarming availability of guns of mass destruction. Chemical and organic guns are reasonable and comparatively effortless to make or purchase. Even nuclear units are more and more possible ideas for terrorists. And with the knowledge age, cyber terrorism is simply round the nook. Laqueur argues that as a brand new quasi-religious severe correct rises, with extra own and no more ideological motivations than their left-wing opposite numbers, it's only an issue of time sooner than the attainability of guns of mass destruction creates a terrifying and risky scenario.
From militant separatism in Kashmir to state-sponsored extremism in Libya and ecoterrorism within the West, The New Terrorism bargains a radical account of terrorism in all its previous and present manifestations. most significantly, it casts a sober eye to the longer term, whilst the inevitable marriage of know-how and fanaticism will provide us all anything new to imagine about.

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Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-first Century

By Philip Bobbitt

Philip Bobbitt follows his magisterial Shield of Achilles with an both provocative research of the West's fight opposed to terror. Boldly declaring that the first motive force of terrorism isn't really Islam however the emergence of industry states (like the U.S. and the E.U.), Bobbitt warns of an period the place guns of mass destruction should be commodified and the wealthiest societies much more susceptible to destabilizing, demoralizing terror. Unflinching in his research, Bobbitt addresses the private subject matters of heritage, legislations and technique.

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The Good Terrorist (Vintage International)

By Doris Lessing

The strong Terrorist follows Alice Mellings, a lady who transforms her domestic right into a headquarters for a gaggle of radicals who plan to hitch the IRA. As Alice struggles to bridge her ideology and her bourgeois upbringing, her partners come across unforeseen demanding situations of their quest to incite social switch opposed to complacency and capitalism. With a nuanced feel of the intersections among the private and the political, Nobel laureate Doris Lessing creates in The sturdy Terrorist a compelling portrait of domesticity and uprising.

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The Fallen: A Derek Stillwater Thriller

By Mark Terry

Twenty global leaders meet for the G8 Summit on the appealing Cheyenne lodge in Colorado Springs. yet an unpleasant plot lurks underneath the skin: a terrorist team, The Fallen Angels, plans to wreak havoc at the Summit.With the key carrier, the FBI, native land safety, the army, and defense from twenty assorted governments on-hand, can not the lodge be the most secure position within the world?It turns out most unlikely terrorist workforce may possibly infiltrate the Summit. And but they do. inside mins, twenty global leaders are taken hostage, and Richard espresso, the group's chief, makes his first call for: liberate twenty detainees from Guantanamo Bay, or he will execute one chief each one hour until eventually his calls for are met.Only one guy can disrupt this plot. Derek Stillwater is that man.Working undercover as a upkeep guy on the hotel, Stillwater will salary battle at the world's deadliest, so much refined 17 November, deciding on off the terrorists one via one-until he comes face-to-face with an evil strength from his previous, Richard espresso, The Fallen Angel himself.

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Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi

The New York Times bestselling writer of Shadow Warriors investigates the tragedy of Benghazi to reply to the questions: what fairly happened—and why?

We comprehend the Obama administration’s tale, of an illustration as a result of a web motion picture that went uncontrolled. yet what really did ensue in Benghazi at the evening of September eleven, 2012?

Dark Forces is the tale of clandestine hands deliveries via the USA and its allies to Libya that wound up within the palms of Islamist guerrillas. It’s a narrative of a romantic diplomat, in love with the center East and with a magical model of Islam. It’s a narrative of bald-faced lies, heroic acts, and the inner most corruption.

But Dark Forces is not just a retelling of occasions. It places these occasions into the bigger context of Obama management coverage towards the center East. it is going to research the administration’s checklist of systematically helping Muslim Brotherhood and extremist teams of their efforts to overthrow pro-U.S. autocrats in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya.

It exhibits how President Obama’s obsessive outreach to the management of the Islamic Republic of Iran led the Iranian regime to push aside him as a susceptible, useless chief who wouldn't struggle again. And it indicates why and the way this lethal mix price the lives of 4 american citizens on Sept. eleven, 2012.

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The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden

By Mark Bowden

From Mark Bowden, the preeminent chronicler of our army and specified forces, comes The Finish, a gripping account of the search for Osama bin encumbered. With entry to key resources, Bowden takes us contained in the rooms the place judgements have been made and at the floor the place the motion unfolded.

After masterminding the assaults of September eleven, 2001, Osama bin encumbered controlled to fade. Over the subsequent ten years, as Bowden indicates, the USA came across that its struggle with al Qaeda—a scattered crew of people who have been nearly most unlikely to track—demanded an leading edge technique. step-by-step, Bowden describes the improvement of a brand new tactical technique to struggle this war—the fusion of intel from a variety of businesses and on-the-ground specified ops. After millions of detailed forces missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, definitely the right weapon to move after bin encumbered had ultimately developed. through Spring 2011, intelligence pointed to a compound in Abbottabad; it was once predicted that there has been a 50/50 likelihood that Osama used to be there. Bowden exhibits how 3 thoughts have been mooted: a drone strike, a precision bombing, or an attack by means of military SEALs. after all, the President needed to make the ultimate choice. It used to be time for the finish.

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Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society)

By Mark Juergensmeyer

Completely revised and up-to-date, this new version of Terror within the brain of God incorporates the occasions of September eleven, 2001 into Mark Juergensmeyer's landmark examine of non secular terrorism. Juergensmeyer explores the 1993 international exchange middle explosion, Hamas suicide bombings, the Tokyo subway nerve fuel assault, and the killing of abortion hospital medical professionals within the usa. His own interviews with 1993 international exchange heart bomber Mahmud Abouhalima, Christian correct activist Mike Bray, Hamas leaders Sheik Yassin and Abdul Azis Rantisi, and Sikh political chief Simranjit Singh Mann, between others, take us into the approach of these who perpetrate and aid violence within the identify of religion.

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Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command

By Sean Naylor

The New York instances Bestseller and Winner of the 2015 military ancient origin distinctive Writing Award for Unit History

Since the assaults of September eleven, one association has been on the vanguard of America's army reaction. Its efforts became the tide opposed to al-Qaida in Iraq, killed Bin weighted down and Zarqawi, rescued Captain Phillips and captured Saddam Hussein. Its commander can direct cruise missile moves from nuclear submarines and behavior unique operations raids at any place within the world.

Relentless Strike tells the interior tale of Joint certain Operations Command, the key army association that in the previous decade has revolutionized counterterrorism, seamlessly fusing intelligence and operational talents to behavior missions that hit the headlines, and those who have remained within the shadows-until now. simply because JSOC comprises the military's such a lot storied targeted operations units-Delta strength, SEAL staff 6, the seventy fifth Ranger Regiment-as good as America's so much mystery aviation and intelligence devices, this can be their tale, too.

Relentless Strike unearths tension-drenched conferences in conflict rooms from the Pentagon to Iraq and certain operations battles from the cabin of an MH-60 Black Hawk to the driver's seat of Delta Force's Pinzgauer automobiles as they method their pursuits. via unique interviews, reporter Sean Naylor makes use of his distinct entry to bare how a firm designed within the Nineteen Eighties for a truly restricted challenge set reworked itself after September 11 to develop into the military's superior weapon within the battle opposed to terrorism and the way it maintains to conform today.

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