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Author Smucker, Philip.
Title Al Qaeda's great escape : the military and the media on terror's trail / Philip Smucker.
Imprint Dulles, Va. : Potomac Books, Inc. ; Poole : Chris Lloyd [distributor], [2005]

Author Smucker, Philip.
Subject Bin Laden, Osama, 1957-2011.
Smucker, Philip.
Qaida (Organization)
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Press coverage -- Afghanistan.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Journalists.
United States.
Description 1 online resource (xxv, 229 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc
Note Originally published: Dulles, Va.: Brasseys, 2004.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-224) and index.
Contents Introduction : Mad mullahs run amok -- Been loadin' for bin Laden -- The stake out -- The big adios -- Osama slips the noose -- Operation Vampire -- Meeting your maker -- Conclusion : Chasing the mad mullahs -- Epilogue : A diaspora run amok.
Summary Details how Osama bin Laden and other al Qaeda fighters slipped out of Afghanistan during the battles of Tora Bora and Operation Anaconda. The author also charges that Western media outlets, eager to satisfy their audience's thirst for revenge, lost their grasp on journalistic objectivity while covering bin Laden's pursuit. Blinding patriotism and reliance on Pentagon press releases led them to portray events not reflecting reality on the ground. He contends that to satisfy the press and the public's need for vengeance, the Bush administration pushed to achieve early, highly visible successes.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781612342511 (electronic bk.)
1612342515 (electronic bk.)
1574886282 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781574886283 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 758877626
Additional Format Print version: Smucker, Philip. Al Qaeda's great escape. Dulles, Va. : Potomac ; Poole : Chris Lloyd [distributor], 2005 1574886290 (OCoLC)59355309

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