The secret war with Iran: the 30-year clandestine struggle against the world's most dangerous terrorist power

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In the years since 9/11, the U.S. war on terror has focused on al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Coverage of Iran has been devoted almost exclusively to its nuclear ambitions. Yet, as Ronen Bergman's groundbreaking reporting in this vital investigative history reveals, for thirty years, Iran has been the world's leading sponsor of global terror and stands as the most formidable sponsor of terror in the world today.

Bergman, one of Israel's top investigative reporters, gained unprecedented access to extra-ordinary sources from top to bottom in the Mossad and intelligence agencies around the world. Based on over ten years of research and more than three hundred exclusive interviews with key intelligence figures, he reveals that Iranian terrorist masterminds have crisscrossed the globe, conducting bombings and assassinations with impunity -- even renting apartments and planning bombing attacks in New York City. Iran's proxy, Hizballah, has virtually taken over southern Lebanon and threatens Israel with high-powered weaponry supplied by Iran. Iran and Hizballah worked closely with al-Qaeda and other Sunni terrorist groups in developing their terrorist operations, and Iranian commandos trained Iraqi insurgents in the crafts of suicide bombing and the building of the roadside bombs that have killed so many U.S. troops in Iraq.

In response, and largely beneath the public's radar, a vast clandestine war has been fought with Iran and Hizballah on one side and the CIA, Israel's Mossad, and their European counterparts on the other. The full story of that secret war, told for the first time here, will fundamentally change the debate about U.S. national security priorities.

A new axis of evil is emerging from Iran and spreading around the world, and Ronen Bergman shows that the CIA and Mossad have so far been unable to thwart it. The Secret War with Iran is riveting and urgent.

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In the years since 9/11, the U.S. war on terror has focused on al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Coverage of Iran has been devoted almost exclusively to its nuclear ambitions. Yet, as Ronen Bergman's groundbreaking reporting in this vital investigative history reveals, for thirty years, Iran has been the world's leading sponsor of global terror and stands as the most formidable sponsor of terror in the world today.

Bergman, one of Israel's top investigative reporters, gained unprecedented access to extraordinary sources from top to bottom in the Mossad and intelligence agencies around the world. Based on over ten years of research and more than 300 exclusive interviews with key intelligence figures, he reveals that Iranian terrorist masterminds have crisscrossed the globe, conducting bombings and assassinations with impunity---even renting apartments and planning bombing attacks in New York City. Iran's proxy, Hizballah, has virtually taken over southern Lebanon and threatens Israel with high-powered weaponry supplied by Iran. Iran and Hizballah worked closely with al-Qaeda and other Sunni terrorist groups in developing their terrorist operations, and Iranian commandos trained Iraqi insurgents in the crafts of suicide bombing and the building of the roadside bombs that have killed so many U.S. troops in Iraq.

In response, and largely beneath the public's radar, a vast clandestine war has been fought with Iran and Hizballah on one side and the CIA, Israel's Mossad, and their European counterparts on the other. The full story of that secret war, told for the first time here, will fundamentally change the debate about U.S. national security priorities.

A new axis of evil is emerging from Iran and spreading around the world, and Bergman shows that the CIA and the Mossad have so far been unable to thwart it. The Secret War with Iran is riveting and urgent.

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subject_facet Intelligence service -- Israel, Iran -- Foreign relations -- 20th century, Iran -- Foreign relations -- 21st century, Iran -- Foreign relations -- Israel -- History, Iran -- Foreign relations -- Lebanon -- History, Iran -- Foreign relations -- United States -- History, Iran -- Military relations, Islam and politics -- Iran, Israel -- Foreign relations -- Iran -- History, Lebanon -- Foreign relations -- Iran -- History, Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam, United States -- Foreign relations -- Iran -- History
table_of_contents Preface -- Green storm rising. The twilight of the Iranian monarchy -- Death to the infidels -- Operation seashell : how Israel secretly armed Iran -- The hidden war in the Middle East. Dangerous games : the Lebanon war and the birth of Hizballah -- The poor man's smart bomb : the reinvention of suicide bombing -- The drugged octopus and the rise of Hizballah -- The meat market : how Iran and Hizballah perfected the art of hostage-taking -- The Hungarian octagon : the hidden side of Iran-Contra -- The global war. Assassins -- Operation body heat : how a single captured Israeli changed the course of history -- Terror in Buenos Aires -- Exporting terror -- Target : the great satan -- The Al Qaeda connection -- The second coming of Hizballah. A divine victory : Hizballah takes Lebanon -- Hizballah prepares -- Oil on the flames -- The first Shi'ite bomb. Termite : how an Israeli gave Iran a chemical arsenal -- Importing a Russian bomb? -- The countdown -- Ghost raid -- Finale : the second Lebanon war.
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title The secret war with Iran : the 30-year clandestine struggle against the world's most dangerous terrorist power
title_display The secret war with Iran : the 30-year clandestine struggle against the world's most dangerous terrorist power
title_full The Secret War With Iran The 30-Year Clandestine Struggle Against the World's Most Dangerous Terrorist Power, The secret war with Iran : the 30-year clandestine struggle against the world's most dangerous terrorist power / Ronen Bergman, The secret war with Iran [electronic resource] : the 30-year clandestine struggle against the world's most dangerous terrorist power / Ronen Bergman
title_short The secret war with Iran :
title_sort secret war with iran the 30-year clandestine struggle against the world's most dangerous terrorist power
title_sub the 30-year clandestine struggle against the world's most dangerous terrorist power
topic Nonfiction, Politics
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