When Osama bin Laden was killed by a U.S. Navy SEAL, many prophesied al-Qaeda’s imminent demise. In reality the opposite has occurred. Why? Watching the Arab Spring from his Pakistani safe house, bin Laden had seen an historic opportunity: “The next stage will be the return of the caliphate.” In the six years since bin Laden’s death, al-Qaeda’s affiliates metastasized, and the Islamic State, its most brutal spin off, proclaimed itself the reborn caliphate bin Laden had foreseen.
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, May 2017
Product Dimensions: 9.6 L × 6.5 W × 1.3 H
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