The Last Refuge: 1 of 4: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Gregory Johnsen (Author), Michael Butler Murray (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)
Photo:View of Mocha, Yemen during the second half of the 17th century. Dutch geographer/engraver Olfert Dapper, 1680 - eBay.com View of Mocha during the second half of the 17th century. The Dutch flag is flying over a Dutch East India Company (VOC) ship in the foreground, as well as over the VOC factory seen toward the left of the picture. The English East India Company factory is visible near the center. Another flag can be seen flying on the right, most likely over the Danish East India Co. factory. The French were to establish their own factory during the early years of the 18th. century. However, by the 1740s Mocha was quickly losing its commercial importance when the Dutch East Indies and Brazil became important centers of coffee cultivation. Cropped from an engraving by Dutch geographer/mapmaker Olfert DAPPER published in 1680. Public Domain File:Mocha Dapper 1680.jpg Created: 26 April 2014 The Last Refuge: 1 of 4: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Gregory Johnsen (Author), Michael Butler Murray (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Last-Refuge-al-Qaeda-Americas-Arabia/dp/B00DDYNAMU/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= A gripping account of how al-Qaeda in Yemen rebounded from an initial defeat to once again threaten the United States. Far from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States and al-Qaeda are fighting a clandestine war of drones and suicide bombers in an unforgiving corner of Arabia. The Last Refuge charts the rise, fall, and resurrection of al-Qaeda in Yemen over the last 30 years, detailing how a group that the United States once defeated has now become one of the world's most dangerous threats. An expert on Yemen who has spent years on the ground there, Gregory D. Johnsen uses al-Qaeda's Arabic battle notes to reconstruct their world as they take aim at the United States and its allies. Johnsen brings listeners inside al-Qaeda's training camps and safe houses as the terrorists plot poison attacks and debate how to bring down an airliner on Christmas Day. The Last Refuge is an eye-opening look at the successes and failures of fighting a new type of war in one of the most turbulent countries in the world.