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The Last Refuge


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Map of Yemen Prologue Part I. Rise and Fall 1. A Far-Off Land 2. The Next Afghanistan 3. The Dogs of War 4. Faith and Wisdom 5. The Southern Job 6. Allies 7. A New War 8. Attrition 9. Victory Part II. Forgetting 10. Rehab 11. A Revolt in the North 12. Prison Cells 13. Policy Shift Part III. The Next Generation 14. The Great Escape 15. Resurrecting al-Qaeda 16. Echoes of Battles 17. The Merger 18. Targets 19. Out of the Shadows List of Principal Characters Acknowledgements Note on Sources and Transliteration Notes Index

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An exclusive inside account of how and why al-Qaeda is rebuilding in the unforgiving deserts of Yemen

About the Author

Gregory Johnson is a scholar at Princeton University, a former Fulbright fellow, and a regular contributor to The Independent, Newsweek, and other publications. He has consulted to the UK government and US senate - even Yemeni tribal shaykhs - and is interviewed frequently by the BBC, CNN, and many others. This is his first book.


"Gregory Johnsen has written the best new book on al Qaeda in 2012 and the best book on Yemen in years... A great read; Johnsen is a very good storyteller." * The Daily Beast *

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