[ONLINE] - The Bin Laden Papers: How the Abbottabad Raid Revealed the Truth about al-Qaeda
You can check out Nelly Lahoud's interview with 60 Minutes here.
Bin Laden’s greatest fear was not capture or death but the revelation of al-Qaeda’s secrets. When he was killed in May 2011, U.S. Special Operations Forces took an additional eighteen minutes to collect Bin Laden's hard drives on which al-Qaeda’s most secret communications were saved. In her ground-breaking book, The Bin Laden Papers: How the Abbottabad Raid Revealed the Truth about al-Qaeda, Its Leader and His Family, New America Senior Fellow Nelly Lahoud distills the content of nearly 6,000 pages of Arabic language private communications. For the first time, al-Qaeda’s closely guarded secrets are laid bare, shattering misconceptions and revealing how and what Bin Laden communicated with his associates, his plans for future attacks, and al-Qaeda’s hostility toward countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Pakistan.
To discuss her book, New America welcomes Nelly Lahoud, author of The Bin Laden Papers and a senior fellow with New America’s International Security program. Lahoud is the author of three other books, including The Jihadis’ Path to Self Destruction. She was also lead author of Letters From Abbottabad: Bin Ladin Sidelined?, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point’s analysis of the first tranche of the documents to be released. The event will be moderated by Peter Bergen, New America Vice President for Global Studies and Fellows, professor of practice at Arizona State University, and author of The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden.
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Senior Fellow, New America International Security program
Author, The Bin Laden Papers
Peter Bergen, @PeterBergenCNN
Vice President for Global Studies and Fellows, New America
Professor of Practice, ASU
Author, The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden