The most dangerous place: Pakistan's lawless frontier

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Eight years ago we chased the Taliban from Kabul and forced al-Qaeda to find a new home. One by one the militants crossed the border into Pakistan and settled in its tribal areas, building alliances with locals and terrorizing or bribing their way to power. This place-Pakistan's lawless frontier-is now the epicenter of global terrorism. It is where young American and British jihadists go to be trained, where the kidnapped are stowed away, and where plots are hatched for deadly attacks all over the world. It has become, in President Obama's words, "the most dangerous place"-a hornet's nest of violent extremists, many of whom now target their own state in vicious suicide-bombing campaigns. Imtiaz Gul, who knows the ins and outs of these groups and their leaders, tackles the toughest questions about the current situation: What can be done to bring the Pakistani Taliban under control? Who funds these militants and what are their links to al-Qaeda? Are they still supported by the ISI, Pakistan's all-powerful intelligence agency? Based on dozens of exclusive interviews with high-ranking Pakistani intelligence and government and military officers, as well as extensive first-hand reporting, The Most Dangerous Place is a gripping and definitive expose of a region that Americans urgently need to understand.
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subject_facet Qaida (Organization), Taliban, Terrorism -- Pakistan -- Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam
table_of_contents Pakistan's dangerous game -- A cauldron of militancy -- The Kaloosha operation -- The Taliban in North and South Waziristan -- A question of justice: an administrative profile of FATA -- The al Qaeda connection: Arabs, Uzbeks, and the Haqqani network -- Crime and corruption in Khyber and Bajaur -- Mohmand, Kurram, and Orakzai -- Swat is burning -- Al Qaeda brings suicide bombing to Pakistan -- The ISI factor -- Who funds the militants? -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: A profile of Pakistani militants -- Appendix 2: A profile of militant organizations in Pakistan.
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title The most dangerous place : Pakistan's lawless frontier
title_alt Al Qaeda connection., Pakistan's lawless frontier.
title_display The most dangerous place : Pakistan's lawless frontier
title_full The most dangerous place : Pakistan's lawless frontier / Imtiaz Gul, The most dangerous place: Pakistan's lawless frontier [electronic resource] / Imtiaz Gul
title_short The most dangerous place :
title_sort most dangerous place pakistan's lawless frontier
title_sub Pakistan's lawless frontier
topic Qaida (Organization), Taliban, Terrorism Pakistan Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Terrorism Religious aspects Islam
topic_facet Islam, Religious aspects, Terrorism