- ISBN/SKU: 9781591144625
- Binding: Paperback
- Era: 21st century
- Number of Pages: 300
- Subject: Al Qaeda
- Date Available: March 2008
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The U.S. counterintelligence community identifies Abu Musab al-Suri as the most important theorist of the global Islamic jihad and considers his manifesto to be the most important strategic document produced by al Qaida or any jihadi organization in more than a decade. But to Americans his 1,600-page manuscript largely consists of incomprehensible, impenetrable Islamic scholarship. With this publication, defense analyst Jim Lacey delivers a meaningful distillation of al-Suri's Call to Global Islamic Jihad, a work that has been called the Mein Kampf of the movement. This project is sponsored by the United States Joint Forces Command.
Jim Lacey, a former U.S. Army infantry officer, is a widely published analyst at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, VA, where he has written several studies on the war in Iraq and on the global war on terrorism. During the invasion of Iraq, he was an embedded journalist with Time magazine, traveling with the 101st Airborne Division.