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Book Details Bin Laden

Wednesday, 02 May 2001 12:00 AM

Materials from PIPS say the book is designed to be an easily accessible reference guide for academics, policy makers reporters and others interested in bin Laden's group al-Qaida, one of the most notorious terrorist groups known.

According to the institute, the aim of the book, "Usama bin Laden's al-Qaida: Profile of a Terrorist Network," is to increase understanding of al-Qaida by exposing much of its mystique and placing it in perspective as just one of the many challenges facing the international community in the 21st century. The book contains sections on the al-Qaida's ideology, membership, financial resources, affiliated groups, areas of operation, tactics and capabilities, and targets and attacks.

The al-Qaida group, a loose international network with branches in more than 55 countries, has been responsible for several spectacular terrorist operations, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York, the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa. The group is linked to the suicide bomb attack on the destroyer USS Cole in Yemen last fall.

The book was written by Yonah Alexander and Michael S. Swetnam. Alexander is senior fellow and director of the International Center for Terrorism Studies at PIPS. He has published more than 70 books in on terrorism and international affairs and is founding editor of "Terrorism: An International Journal."

Swetnam is president and chairman of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and is a member of the Technical Advisory Group to the U.S. Senate Special Select Committee on Intelligence. With Alexander, he has published a four-volume set on "Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare."

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