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Confronting Al Qaeda new strategies to combat terrorism by Kevin McGrath

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Published by Naval Institute Press in Annapolis, Md .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009,
  • Qaida (Organization),
  • Military History,
  • Foreign relations,
  • Terrorism,
  • Prevention

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-312) and index.

StatementKevin McGrath
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6432.5.Q2 M42 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 322 p. :
Number of Pages322
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25032449M
ISBN 109781591145035
LC Control Number2011005305

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