Reading List Monthly
MilitaryReadingList.com - October 2001 Issue
Recommended Book of the Month
- Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America
In the news - Terrorism
MilitaryReadingList - Terrorism Reading List
Link of the Month - The Rewards For Justice Program
after terrorists led by Osama bin Laden attacked the U.S. embassies in Kenya and
Tanzania in 1998, President Bill Clinton ordered retaliatory missile strikes
against targets in Afghanistan and Sudan. It was the first time the United
States had responded to an individual terrorist with such overwhelming military
force. Bin Laden, of course, is no run-of-the-mill rabble-rouser; Clinton called
him "perhaps the preeminent organizer and financier of international
terrorism in the world today." That's quite a label for someone who, as
biographer Yossef Bodansky describes, "lives with his four wives and some
fifteen children in a small cave in eastern Afghanistan" without running
water. Yet he is "a principal player in a tangled and sinister web of
terrorism-sponsoring states, intelligence chieftains, and master
terrorists." Remarkably little is known about the man; as Bodansky reveals,
even the year of bin Laden's birth is uncertain. This book, then, is more than
the story of a single terrorist. It's a description of a whole movement waging a
jihad--holy war--against the United States in the belief that America's
modernizing influence on Arab nations thwarts Islamic fundamentalist goals. Bin
Laden is strikingly current, extremely well informed, and thoroughly detailed.
Readers interested in facts about the Middle East's violent underworld will find
it fascinating--and chilling. Bodansky notes that bin Laden has become a hero to
radical Muslim youth, and Osama is now a very popular baby name in many Arab
countries. --John J. Miller --Amazon editorial review.
The events of 11 September 2001 changed
the way we as American's, view our national and personal security.
Terrorism is not a new problem and likely will not be totally eliminated.
In an effort to learn more about the history, origin, and ideology of modern
terrorism ourselves, we put together a new recommended reading list
focused on Terrorism. The following section highlights this new list.
Link to the
new Terrorism Reading List Page
The Rewards for Justice Program was established by the
1984 Act to Combat International Terrorism, Public Law 98-533. Under the Rewards
Program, cooperating individuals and their immediate family members may be
eligible for relocation to the United States or elsewhere, and they are assured
complete confidentiality. Rewards, totaling millions of dollars, have been
paid in dozens of cases. Innocent lives have been saved and terrorists put
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