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Author Warrick, Joby.
Title The triple agent : the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA / Joby Warrick.
Imprint New York : Doubleday, [2011]
©2011
Edition First edition.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HV6433.M52 Q345 2011    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HV6433.M52 Q345 2011    AVAILABLE  
Subject Balawi, Humam Khalil al-
Qaida (Organization) -- Biography.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- Biography.
Counterinsurgency -- Middle East.
Suicide bombers -- Afghanistan -- Khowst -- Biography.
Informers -- Jordan -- Biography.
Spies -- Jordan -- Biography.
Physicians -- Jordan -- Biography.
Description xv, 244 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Edition First edition.
Summary This work is a narrative account of the mysterious Jordanian who penetrated both the inner circle of al-Qaeda and the highest reaches of the CIA, with a devastating impact on the war on terror. In December 2009, a group of the CIA's top terrorist hunters gathered at a secret base in Khost, Afghanistan, to greet a rising superspy: Humam Khalil al-Balawi, a Jordanian double agent who infiltrated the upper ranks of al-Qaeda. For months, he had sent shocking revelations from inside the terrorist network and now promised to help the CIA assassinate Osama bin Laden's top deputy. Instead, as he stepped from his car, he detonated a thirty-pound bomb strapped to his chest, instantly killing seven CIA operatives, the agency's worst loss of life in decades. In this book the author, a reporter, takes us deep inside the CIA's secret war against al-Qaeda, a war that pits robotic planes and laser guided missiles against a cunning enemy intent on unleashing carnage in American cities. Flitting precariously between the two sides was Balawi, a young man with extraordinary gifts who managed to win the confidence of hardened terrorists as well as veteran spymasters. With his breathtaking accounts from inside al-Qaeda's lair, Balawi appeared poised to become America's greatest double agent in half a century, but he was not at all what he seemed. Combining the powerful momentum of Black Hawk Down with the institutional insight of Jane Mayer's The Dark Side, the author takes the readers on a harrowing journey from the slums of Amman to the inner chambers of the White House in an untold true story of miscalculation, deception, and revenge
This work is a narrative account of the mysterious Jordanian who penetrated both the inner circle of al-Qaeda and the highest reaches of the CIA, with a devastating impact on the war on terror. In December 2009, a group of the CIA's top terrorist hunters gathered at a secret base in Khost, Afghanistan, to greet a rising superspy: Humam Khalil al-Balawi, a Jordanian double agent who infiltrated the upper ranks of al-Qaeda. For months, he had sent shocking revelations from inside the terrorist network and now promised to help the CIA assassinate Osama bin Laden's top deputy. Instead, as he stepped from his car, he detonated a thirty-pound bomb strapped to his chest, instantly killing seven CIA operatives, the agency's worst loss of life in decades. In this book the author, a reporter, takes us deep inside the CIA's secret war against al-Qaeda, a war that pits robotic planes and laser guided missiles against a cunning enemy intent on unleashing carnage in American cities. Flitting precariously between the two sides was Balawi, a young man with extraordinary gifts who managed to win the confidence of hardened terrorists as well as veteran spymasters. With his breathtaking accounts from inside al-Qaeda's lair, Balawi appeared poised to become America's greatest double agent in half a century, but he was not at all what he seemed. Combining the powerful momentum of Black Hawk Down with the institutional insight of Jane Mayer's The Dark Side, the author takes the readers on a harrowing journey from the slums of Amman to the inner chambers of the White House in an untold true story of miscalculation, deception, and revenge.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-233) and index.
Contents Obsession -- Haunted -- The doctor -- Humiliation -- The informant -- Targets -- The jihadist -- Pressure -- Chief -- The double agent -- Dangle -- Rehearsal -- The triple agent -- No God but God -- The martyr -- Fallen -- Resolve -- Memorial Day.
ISBN 9780385534185
0385534183
OCLC # 676726648
Table of Contents
 Author's Notexi
 List of Principal Charactersxiii
 Prologue1
1.Obsession9
2.Haunted20
3.The Doctor28
4.Humiliation41
5.The Informant50
6.Targets62
7.The Jihadist75
8.Pressure89
9.Chief98
10.The Double Agent115
11.Dangle126
12.Rehearsal139
13.The Triple Agent150
14.No God but God162
15.The Martyr173
16.Fallen178
17.Resolve186
18.Memorial Day195
 Epilogue203
 Acknowledgments211
 A Note on Sources215
 Notes217
 Index235