From the Inside Flap
Where is Osama bin Laden?
Why hasnt there been another terrorist strike inside America since September 11, 2001?
Is President Bush winning the war?
Shadow War answers these questions. It unfolds during the first nine hundred eleven days of President Bushs War on Terror, from the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., to the March 11, 2004 bomb blasts in Madrid, Spain. It is a story of sleeper cells and patient plots, phone intercepts and covert operations, boldly triumphant captures and heartbreakingly close escapes.
There have been many clandestine victories against al Qaeda. More than 3,000 al Qaeda operatives have been seized or slain in 102 countries since September 11, 2001.
In Shadow War, Richard Miniter, author of the New York Times bestseller Losing bin Laden, files from the front lines in Baghdad, Bangkok, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Khartoum, Cairo, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Hamburg, New York, and Washington, D.C.uncovering the triumphs and tragedies the media establishment refuses to report.
Inside Shadow War, youll discover:
· New intelligence about Osama bin Ladens secret refuge. The location will surprise youand has shocking implications for national security.
· The Bush administrations secret plan to hit al Qaeda before September 11, 2001.
· A never before reported plot to assassinate President Bush in 2002and the embarrassing intelligence failure it revealed.
· How the 2000 election fiasco left our nation open to terror attacks.
· How America captured the "al Qaeda admiral" and stopped his fifteen-ship fleet from being used as floating bombs.
· Why Iran is financing attacks against American and allied forces in Afghanistan and Iraq
· Why al Qaeda has been sending operatives to scuba school to learn how to divebut not to resurface
The major media has missed some of the biggest developments in the War on Terrorwe get only headlines, sound bites, and snapshots. No record of victories, defeats, or draws. No big picture. Shadow War brings the big picture to life: The unreported story of the War on Terror is that we can win it, and that victories are being won every single day.
Richard Miniter is the author of the New York Times bestseller Losing bin Laden: How Bill Clintons Failures Unleashed Global Terror. Losing bin Laden was cited on NBCs "Meet the Press," when host Tim Russert read from the book and questioned former secretary of state Madeleine Albright. It was also featured in columns by Robert Novak, George F. Will, and many others.
A veteran investigative journalist, Miniter was a member of the award-winning Sunday Times (London) investigative team whose four-part series traced the secret war between Clinton and bin Laden. Formerly, Miniter was an editorial page writer at the Wall Street Journal Europe and a columnist for the Wall Street Journals OpinionJournal.com. He appears regularly on television and radio to discuss al Qaeda and global terrorism. He has appeared on every major cable news network including CNN, FOX News Channel, C-SPAN, and MSNBC. In addition, he has been a featured guest on more than three hundred talk radio shows, including talk giants Sean Hannity, G. Gordon Liddy, Jim Bohannon, Alan Colmes, and Laura Ingraham.
Miniters articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic, National Review, and Readers Digest. Miniter graduated from Vassar College. He divides his time between Brussels, Belgium, and Washington, D.C. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.