The black banners : the inside story of 9/11 and the war against Al-Qaeda / Ali H. Soufan ; with Daniel Freedman.
- 1st ed.
- New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2011.
xxvi, 572 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
- Qaida (Organization)
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
- A former FBI special agent offers an insider's account of how the September 11th attacks could have been prevented, as well as his role in the war on terror, including his highly effective interrogation efforts.
- The early years. The Fatwa and the bet ; Osama Air ; The Northern group
Declaration of war. The al-Qaeda switchboard ; Operation Challenge and the Manchester Manual ; "You'll be singing like a canary" ; Millennium plot
USS Cole. A naval destroyer in Yemen? ; The Hall of Death ; "We're stubborn, but we're not crazy" ; The human polygraph machine ; "What is al-Qaeda doing in Malaysia?" ; Bin Laden's errand boy
The attack that changed the world. The Binalshibh riddle ; "What dots?" ; The Father of Death
A new world order. Bin Laden's escape ; DocEx ; Black magic
The first high-value detainee. Abu Zubaydah ; The contractors take over ; "We don't do that"
Successes. Guantanamo Bay ; 45 minutes ; The Crystal Ball memo
Final missions. Leaving the FBI ; Undercover.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Freedman, Daniel, 1982-
- 9780393079425 (hbk.)
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