To understand why, you'll need to know how ...- an Australian
metals trader named Garry-with help from the CIA-inadvertently
triggered the invasion of Iraq- coalition troops were killed by
bombs made with explosives that, according to the White House,
never existed- the United States Air Force bombed a wedding in
Afghanistan by mistake- the U.S. gave material support to the
president of Uzbekistan, who, as it happens, boils people alive
These are not merely random disasters from an otherwise
effective war. A History of the World Since 9/11shows us just why,
a decade after the horrifying attacks on New York and Washington,
we are no closer towinning the war on terror than we were on
September 10, 2001. We failed to find Osama bin Laden or
quellextremism. We sparked civil wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Around the world, innocents were incarcerated, tortured, and
murdered-all in the name of justice.
Acclaimed author and journalist Dominic Streatfeild traveled
across the world for years in pursuit ofanswers for this stunning
collapse of international law. The results of his search form the
most fully realized study of the war on terror yet written.
Piercing reportage blends with sobering human drama, woven into
eight narratives of how our world went wrong after 9/11.