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The book is a fascinating read for the specialist or non specialist.
Johnsen offers a comprehensive look at the role that Yemen has played in terrorism since the 1980s, focusing most particularly on terrorist acts by Al-Qaeda.
I would recommend this book without reservation for someone who is a serious student of this subject.
The history of terrorism in Yemen and the limits of U.S. foreign policy in distant, unfriendly lands are the twin subjects of Gregory Johnsen’s excellent book. Read morePublished 2 days ago by ewaffle
This seems to be an insightful and not heavily slanted look at apart of the war on terrorism. It was well written and very readable. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Michael J Berger
I was shocked at how good this book was, maybe just because I got it on sale, or maybe because I expected more of a dry, academic style of writing. It is certainly not that, Mr. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Eric
Insightful book on the US efforts to stop Al Qaeda and AQAP in Yemen. Gives an inside look at personalities, ideologies and conversations in clandestine meetings of major and minor... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Arturo del Swego
This is by far the best roll-up of Yemen out there. Anyone interested in Politics/security of the Arabian Peninsula and Horn of Africa region should read this book twice.Published 11 months ago by Brian Johnson
The book is a solid introduction to the history of terrorism in Yemen. My 3-star review could be a consequence of peak-and-end bias. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Faust5
I read most of this, but by the late middle, all of the different clans becomes a bit confusing to me. Perhaps it was because I didn't have the time to sit & read continually! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sue135
Insightful read of the rise of Al-Qaeda in Yemen. The author does a wonderful job of providing understanding that war against Al-Qaeda is not just restricted to Iraq and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
I found mention of Gregory Johnsen in Jeremy Scahill's book "Dirty wars" and decided I would follow the story after finishing Scahill's book. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Piotr W.