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The convenient terrorist : two whistleblowers' stories of torture, terror, secret wars, and CIA lies / Joseph Hickman & John Kiriakou.

Hickman, Joseph (author.). Kiriakou, John (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 327.1273 HIC (Text) 30032001792750 NEW ADULT Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1510711627
  • ISBN: 9781510711624
  • Physical Description: xix, 128 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Hot Books, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Cast of characters -- Author's note -- Introduction -- Foreword -- Chapter one: The takedown -- Chapter two: Born without a country -- Chapter three: The true meaning of Jihad -- Chapter four: Life as a Jihadist -- Chapter five: The Peshawar seven -- Chapter six: The millennium bomb plot -- Chapter seven: Will the real Abu Zubayadah please stand up? -- Chapter eight: The dead pool -- Chapter nine: The road to torture -- Chapter ten: Life in Guantanamo -- Endnotes.
Summary, etc.: "The Convenient Terrorist is the definitive inside account of the capture, torture, and detention of Abu Zubaydah, the first "high-value target" captured by the CIA after 9/11. But was Abu Zubaydah, who is still being indefinitely held by the United States under shadowy circumstances, the blue-ribbon capture that the Bush White House claimed he was? Authors John Kiriakou, who led the capture of Zubaydah, and Joseph Hickman, who took custody of him at Guantanamo, draw a far more complex and intriguing portrait of the al-Qaeda "mastermind" who became a symbol of torture and the "dark side" of US security. From a one-time American collaborator to a poster boy for waterboarding, Abu Zubaydah became a "convenient terrorist"--A way for US authorities to sell their "War on Terror" to the American people."-- Publisher's website.
Subject: ʻAbd al-Majīd, Zayn al-ʻĀbidīn Muḥammad Ḥusayn
Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
United States. Central Intelligence Agency
Detention of unlawful combatants > United States.
Military interrogation > United States.
Torture > Government policy > United States
Prisoners of war > Abuse of > United States
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
Intelligence service > United States > Evaluation

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