The Hunt for KSM

The Hunt for KSM

Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

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The definitive account of the decade-long pursuit and capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the terrorist mastermind of 9/11

Only minutes after United 175 plowed into the World Trade Center's South Tower, people in positions of power correctly suspected who was behind the assault: Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. But it would be 18 months after September 11 before investigators would capture the actual mastermind of the attacks, the man behind bin Laden himself.



That monster is the man who got his hands dirty while Osama fled; the man who was responsible for setting up Al Qaeda's global networks, who personally identified and trained its terrorists, and who personally flew bomb parts on commercial airlines to test their invisibility. That man withstood waterboarding and years of other intense interrogations, not only denying Osama's whereabouts but making a literal game of the proceedings, after leading his pursuers across the globe and back. That man is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and he is still, to this day, the most significant Al Qaeda terrorist in captivity.



In THE HUNT FOR KSM, Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer go deep inside the US government's dogged but flawed pursuit of this elusive and dangerous man. One pair of agents chased him through countless false leads and narrow escapes for five years before 9/11. And now, drawing on a decade of investigative reporting and unprecedented access to hundreds of key sources, many of whom have never spoken publicly-as well as jihadis and members of KSM's family and support network-this is a heart-pounding trip inside the dangerous, classified world of counterterrorism and espionage.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Co., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316186599
0316186597
Call Number: 363.325 M143h
Characteristics: xviii, 350 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Meyer, Josh

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StarGladiator
Nov 06, 2014

Oh wow, the I believe everything I read category book! What a brilliant mastermind, being that there were a ton of books in the 1990s, with the very same idea of using hijacked airliners as guided missiles. Of course, it would require tht the FBI, CIA and DIA had full knowledge of the events to come and took ABSOLUTELY NO ACTION! Imagine, agents filed reports from Arizona and Minnesota, reporting jihadis training to fly commercial airliners, that is, airborne only, turning off the transponders, but not interested in learning how to takeoff or land. Imagine, Flordia flight school instructors tell the FBI /// it's as if they are training to fly into the Twin Towers \\\ and somehow the useless morons at the FBI still can't get it? The story is about why Julie Sirrs was forced out of the DIA, and Coleen Crowley forced out of the FBI. Why? One thing is for certain, there are no qualified people today in the FBI, DIA and CIA.

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rene1951
Jul 04, 2012

In my opinion, the real mastemind behind this atrocicy is George Bush ( junior or senior) when he was boss of the C.I.A.; and paid for by somebody in the House of Saud. P.S. Look at the antiterrorist laws passed in the following year. Hitler and Stalin would be envious.

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jason2009
Jul 04, 2012

Smoke and mirrors. Investigate Dick Cheney and the G W Bush gang instead of propagating fiction as reality.

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