The 7/7 London Underground Bombing: Not So Homegrown: A Selection from The Evolution of the Global…

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byBruce Hoffman

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This chapter analyzes the July 7, 2005 suicide bomb attacks against four London transportation targets that killed over 50 people and injured hundreds others. It was among the most important operations directed by core al Qaeda leaders in years following the events of September 11th 2001. Initially, the incident was dismissed by the authorities, pundits and the media alike as the work of amateur terrorists--untrained, self-selected and self-radicalized, bunches of guys” acting entirely on their own with no links to any terrorist organization. Evidence presented here, however, reveals a clear link between the bombers and the highest levels of the al Qaeda senior command, then based in the lawless border area separating Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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This chapter analyzes the July 7, 2005 suicide bomb attacks against four London transportation targets that killed over 50 people and injured hundreds others. It was among the most important operations directed by core al Qaeda leaders in years following the events of September 11th 2001. Initially, the incident was dismissed by the au...

Bruce Hoffman is the director of the Center for Security Studies and the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service and a senior fellow at the U.S. Military Academy's Combating Terrorism Center. He previously was scholar-in-residence for counterterrorism at the Central Intelligence Agency betwe...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 2, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Praise for The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's DeathThe Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat offers the definitive account of Al Qaeda's plots in the post-9/11 era. Hoffman, Reinares, and the other noted experts provide detailed analyses of Al Qaeda-linked plots around the world, making a compelling case that the Al Qaeda core remains an active terrorism threat to governments everywhere.-- Daniel Byman, Georgetown University Assembling some of the world's best qualified experts on terrorism, the editors have produced a book clearly written, thought-provoking and packed with descriptive information.--Gary LaFree, START Center, University of MarylandA compelling and important book, deploying leading scholars to assess the recent evolution of global terrorism. Essential reading for anyone wanting to understand al-Qaeda or international terrorism.--Richard English, Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews, UKIn The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat Bruce Hoffman and Fernando Reinares have assembled some of the world's leading authorities on terrorism. In this volume those experts ably dissect the exact scope and nature of the threat posed by al-Qaeda and allied groups in the decade after 9/11 in a work that is both comprehensive and authoritative.--Peter Bergen, author of Manhunt:The Ten Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad.