Hijacking History

Author: Liane Tanguay
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773540733
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How Bush's war commandeered history and exploited the anxieties of post-industrial America.

The Skies Belong to Us

Author: Brendan I. Koerner
ISBN: 0307886115
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Documents the 1972 story behind the longest-distance hijacking in U.S. history, tracing the events of the hijacking against a backdrop of civil unrest and the skyjacking wave of the early 1970s.

Counterinsurgency and the Global War on Terror

Author: Robert M. Cassidy (Ph.D.)
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275989903
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Placing the war against al Qaeda and its allied groups and organizations in the context of a global insurgency, Cassidy presents implications for doctrine, interagency coordination, and military cultural change.

The Dark Side

Author: Jane Mayer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307456501
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The Dark Side is a dramatic, riveting, and definitive narrative account of how the United States made self-destructive decisions in the pursuit of terrorists around the world—decisions that not only violated the Constitution, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. In spellbinding detail, Jane Mayer relates the impact of these decisions by which key players, namely Vice President Dick Cheney and his powerful, secretive adviser David Addington, exploited September 11 to further a long held agenda to enhance presidential powers to a degree never known in U.S. history, and obliterate Constitutional protections that define the very essence of the American experiment. With a new afterward. One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year National Bestseller National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A Best Book of the Year: Salon, Slate, The Economist, The Washington Post, Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Violence All Around

Author: John Sifton
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674057694
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A human rights lawyer travels to hot zones around the globe before and after 9/11 to document abuses by warlords, terrorists, and counterterrorism forces. John Sifton reminds us that human rights advocates can only shame the world into better behavior; to invoke rights is to invoke the force to uphold them, including the very violence they deplore.

Discourse War and Terrorism

Author: Adam Hodges
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 902729268X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discourse since September 11, 2001 has constrained and shaped public discussion and debate surrounding terrorism worldwide. Social actors in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere employ the language of the “war on terror” to explain, react to, justify and understand a broad range of political, economic and social phenomena. Discourse, War and Terrorism explores the discursive production of identities, the shaping of ideologies, and the formation of collective understandings in response to 9/11 in the United States and around the world. At issue are how enemies are defined and identified, how political leaders and citizens react, and how members of societies understand their position in the world in relation to terrorism. Contributors to this volume represent diverse sub-fields involved in the critical study of language, including perspectives from sociocultural linguistics, communication, media, cultural and political studies.

The Thistle and the Drone

Author: Akbar S. Ahmed
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815723784
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Argues that the campaigns that fall under "The War on Terror" have exacerbated the already-broken relationship between central Islamic governments and the tribal societies within their borders.

War on Terrorism Or American Strategy for Global Dominance

Author: Manzoor Alam
Publisher: Vantage Press, Inc
ISBN: 9780533161836
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A thought-provoking book analyzing the impact of the Afghanistan-Iraq wars on Islam and on the Muslim world. Dr. Manzoor Alam examines the factors that motivated the United States to initiate action in Afghanistan and in Iraq while also critiquing many of the policies of the Bush administration. On balance, the author also unequivocally condemns the actions of Muslim Jihadists. Looking at all sides of this complex issue, Dr. Alam presents a comprehensive and well-researched work that is a must-read for a new era of peace.

Image Warfare in the War on Terror

Author: Nathan Roger
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230363881
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Image Warfare in the War on Terror provides an innovative re-examination of the war on terror. It argues that since 11 September 2001 image warfare has replaced techno-war as the dominant warfighting model. Roger suggests that it is a form of warfare in which Al Qaeda currently dominates while the West is still playing catch-up. By dealing frankly with the deployment of disturbing images generated by the 9/11 attacks – from bin Laden videos, suicide terrorism and hostage executions to prisoner abuses, Roger provides us with a new vocabulary through which these acts can be discussed and understood. This book offers the first comprehensive assessment, from an International Relations perspective, of image warfare. Through engagement with IR, Media Studies and Visual Culture literatures, Roger introduces three new conceptual terms 'image munitions', 'counter-image munitions' and 'remediation battles'. These terms are then explored in chapters about political communications concerning Bush, Blair and bin Laden; suicides; executions and abuses.

Trapped in the War on Terror

Author: Ian S. Lustick
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812239836
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"Ian Lustick has written a brave, forceful, and very valuable book. I wish that every politician promising to 'defend' America would read what he has to say. Failing that, the voters should."—James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic Monthly