Traces Zarqaw's career from its origins to today's headlines, revealing astonishing details of inside intelligence sources and examining U.S. policy.
Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi has now assumed the role of successor to Osama Bin Laden. This Jordanian terrorist has been designated Public Enemy Number 1 in the United States, with a bounty of over twenty-five million dollars on his head.
Zarqawi's group, Tawhid wal Jihad, has imposed a reign of terror in post-Saddam Iraq, a bloodbath running the gamut from deadly street attacks to the beheading of hostages. Emerging in the Iraqi conflict as the new leader of Al-Qaeda and casting a shadow throughout the Middle East and Europe, Zarqawi is now the dominant force in the jihadist network.
In Zarqawi: The New Face of Al-Qaeda, Jean-Charles Brisard, international expert on terrorism and terrorism financing, traces Zarqawi's career from its origins to today's headlines, detailing the unprecedented threat he poses to the world. Brisard presents a disturbing and challenging view of United States policy in the Middle East and the war on terrorism. Against the background of an intensive on-the-ground investigation, he reveals the astonishing details of inside intelligence sources, including previously unpublished official documents and photographs, and witness testimonies.
Head of the international inquest on behalf of the families of the September 11 victims, Jean-Charles Brisard is the author of The Economic Environment of Osama Bin Laden, the global reference source on the network that finances the terrorist leader, and coauthor of Bin Laden: The Forbidden Truth, which was a bestseller in France and was translated into eight languages. A regular contributor to global media, including CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and Le Monde, Brisard is currently the director of JCB Consulting, a firm that provides economic intelligence. Damien Martinez, an expert on Islamic terrorism, contributed to the book.