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Riedel, Bruce O.

Works: 162 works in 274 publications in 2 languages and 12,570 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Personal narratives  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: HV6432.5.Q2, 363.325
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bruce O Riedel
The search for al Qaeda : its leadership, ideology, and future by Bruce O Riedel( )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 3,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Profiles the most important figures in the al Qaeda movement--Osama bin Laden, Ayman Zawahiri, Abu Musaib al Zarqawi, and Mullah Omar, giving a comprehensive analysis of its origins, leadership, ideology, and strategy. Focuses more closely on what has happened to al Qaeda since 9/11 and outlines its ultimate goals"--Provided by publisher
Deadly embrace : Pakistan, America, and the future of the global jihad by Bruce O Riedel( )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 2,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the long and contentious relationship between the United States and Pakistan since Pakistan's founding with emphasis on events that occurred during the author's thirty-year career with the CIA and on how Pakistan's history and U.S. responses have contributed to the current struggle with terrorism"--Provided by publisher
Avoiding Armageddon : America, India, and Pakistan to the brink and back by Bruce O Riedel( )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces the history of the United States, India, and Pakistan as British colonies and their interaction in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, particularly in regard to relations between India and Pakistan, nuclear proliferation, the global jihad movement, and U.S. diplomatic efforts to stabilize conditions on the subcontinent"--Provided by publisher
What we won : America's secret war in Afghanistan, 1979-89 by Bruce Riedel( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In February 1989, the CIA's chief in Islamabad famously cabled headquarters a simple message: "We Won." It was an understated coda to the most successful covert intelligence operation in American history. In What We Won, CIA and National Security Council veteran Bruce Riedel tells the story of America's secret war in Afghanistan and the defeat of the Soviet 40th Red Army in the war that proved to be the final battle of the cold war. He seeks to answer one simple question --why did this intelligence operation succeed so brilliantly? Riedel has the vantage point few others can offer: He was ensconced in the CIA's Operations Center when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan on Christmas Eve 1979. The invasion took the intelligence community by surprise. But the response, initiated by Jimmy Carter and accelerated by Ronald Reagan, was a masterful intelligence enterprise. Many books have been written about intelligence failures --from Pearl Harbor to 9/11. Much less has been written about how and why intelligence operations succeed. The answer is complex. It involves both the weaknesses and mistakes of America's enemies, as well as good judgment and strengths of the United States. Riedel introduces and explores the complex personalities pitted in the war --the Afghan communists, the Russians, the Afghan mujahedin, the Saudis, and the Pakistanis. And then there are the Americans --in this war, no Americans fought on the battlefield. The CIA did not send officers into Afghanistan to fight or even to train. In 1989, victory for the American side of the cold war seemed complete. Now we can see that a new era was also beginning in the Afghan war in the 1980s, the era of the global jihad. This book examines the lessons we can learn from this intelligence operation for the future and makes some observations on what came next in Afghanistan --and what is likely yet to come
JFK's forgotten crisis : Tibet, the CIA, and Sino-Indian War by Bruce Riedel( )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bruce Riedel provides new perspective and insights over Kennedy?s forgotten crisis in the most dangerous days of the cold war. The Cuban Missile Crisis defined the presidency of John F. Kennedy. But the same week the world stood transfixed by the possibility of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union, Kennedy was also consumed by a war that has escaped history?s attention, yet still reverberates significantly today: the Sino-Indian conflict. As well-armed and equipped troops from the People?s Republic of China surged into Indian-held territory in October 1962, Kennedy ordered an emergency airlift of supplies to the Indian army. At the same time, he engaged in diplomatic talks that kept the neighboring Pakistanis out of the fighting. The conflict came to an end with a unilateral Chinese cease-fire, relieving Kennedy of a decision to intervene militarily in support of India. Bruce Riedel, a CIA and National Security Council veteran, provides the first full narrative of this crisis, which played out during the tense negotiations with Moscow over Cuba. He also includes another, nearly forgotten episode of US espionage during the war between India and China: covert US support of Tibetan opposition to Chinese occupation of Tibet. He details how the United States, beginning in 1957, trained and parachuted Tibetan guerrillas into Tibet to fight Chinese military forces. The covert operation to help precipitate the conflict but the United States did not end its support of it until relations between the United States and China were normalized in the 1970s. Riedel tells this story of war, diplomacy, and covert action with authority and perspective. He draws on newly declassified letters between Kennedy and Indian leader Jawaharlal Nehru along with the diaries and memoirs of key players and other sources make this the definitive account of JFK?s forgotten crisis. This is, Riedel writes, Kennedy's finest hour as you have never read it before."--The publisher's website
Iran-Contra : Reagan's scandal and the unchecked abuse of presidential power by Malcolm Byrne( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everything began to unravel on October 5, 1986, when a Nicaraguan soldier downed an American plane carrying arms to 'Contra' guerrillas, exposing a tightly held U.S. clandestine program. A month later, reports surfaced that Washington had been covertly selling arms to Iran (our sworn enemy and a state sponsor of terrorism), in exchange for help freeing hostages in Beirut. The profits, it turned out, were going to support the Contras, despite an explicit ban by Congress. In the firestorm that erupted, shocking details emerged, raising the prospect of impeachment, and the American public confronted a scandal as momentous as it was confusing. At its center was President Ronald Reagan amid a swirl of questions about illegal wars, consorting with terrorists, and the abuse of presidential power. Yet, despite the enormity of the issues, the affair dropped from the public radar due to media overkill, years of legal wrangling, and a vigorous campaign to forestall another Watergate. As a result, many Americans failed to grasp the scandal's full import. Through exhaustive use of declassified documents, previously unavailable investigative materials, and wide-ranging interviews, Malcolm Byrne revisits this largely forgotten and misrepresented episode. Placing the events in their historical and political context (notably the Cold War and a sharp partisan domestic divide), he explores what made the affair possible and meticulously relates how it unfolded--including clarifying minor myths about cakes, keys, Bibles, diversion memos, and shredding parties. Iran-Contra demonstrates that, far from being a 'junta' against the president, the affair could not have occurred without awareness and approval at the very top of the U.S. government. Byrne reveals an unmistakable pattern of dubious behavior--including potentially illegal conduct by the president, vice president, the secretaries of state and defense, the CIA director and others--that formed the true core of the scandal. Given the lack of meaningful consequences for those involved, the volume raises critical questions about the ability of our current system of checks and balances to address presidential abuses of power, and about the possibility of similar outbreaks in the future"--
Kings and presidents : Saudi Arabia and the United States since FDR by Bruce Riedel( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An insider's account of the often-fraught U.S.-Saudi relationship. Saudi Arabia and the United States have been partners since 1943, when President Franklin Roosevelt met with two future Saudi princes--future monarchs representing their father, King Ibn Saud--at the White House. Subsequent U.S. presidents have had direct relationships with those kings and their successors, setting the tone for a special partnership between an absolute monarchy with a unique Islamic identity and the world's most powerful democracy. Although based in large part on economic interests, the U.S.-Saudi relationship has rarely been smooth. Differences over Israel have caused friction since the early days, and ambiguities about Saudi involvement-- or lack of it-- in the September 11 terrorist attacks against the United States continue to haunt the relationship. Now, both countries have new, still-to be-tested leaders in President Trump and King Salman. Bruce Riedel has followed these kings and presidents during his decades-long career at the CIA, the White House, and the Brookings Institution. Kings and Presidents offers an insider's account of the U.S.-Saudi relationship. Using declassified documents, memoirs by both Saudis and Americans, and eyewitness accounts, this book takes the reader inside the royal palaces, the holy cities, and the White House to gain an understanding of this complex partnership"--Jacket
102 days of war : how Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda & the Taliban survived 2001 by Yaniv Barzilai( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a broad array of sources, including interviews with top-level U.S. officials at every level of the war effort, Barzilai concludes that the failure to kill bin Laden and destroy al Qaeda at the Battle of Tora Bora was not only the result of a failure in tactics but, more importantly, the product of failures in policy and leadership
The reluctant spy : [my secret life in the CIA's war on terror] by John Kiriakou( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiriakou takes listeners into the fight against an enemy fueled by fanaticism. He chillingly describes what it was like inside the CIA headquarters on the morning of 9/11, the agency leaders who stepped up and those who protected their careers. And in what may be the book's most shocking revelation, he describes how the White House made plans to invade Iraq a full year before the CIA knew about it--or could attempt to stop it
The battle for Yemen : Al-Qaeda and the struggle for stability( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obama's war : prospects for the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Bruce O Riedel( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Obama inherited a war in Afghanistan that was unsuccessful, under-funded and lacked a clearly defined strategy. The response he developed for Afghanistan is a complex one involving regional and international policies - particularly in Pakistan, where al-Qaeda has a network of insurgent groups - but it also involves military force, diplomacy and changing public opinion concerning the US. This paper assesses the progress that Obama has made in Afghanistan and Pakistan 15 months after taking office, and considers whether the US will actually be able win the war on terror
Al-Qaeda's revenge : the 2004 Madrid train bombings by Fernando Reinares-Nestares( )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Al-Qaeda's Revenge: The 2004 Madrid Train Bombings, Fernando Reinares tells the story of "3/11" - the March 11, 2004, bombings of commuter trains in Madrid, which killed 191 people and injured more than 1,800. He examines the development of an al-Qaeda conspiracy in Spain from the 1990s through the formation of the 3/11 bombing network beginning in March 2002, and discusses the preparations for and fallout from the attacks. Reinares draws on judicial, police, and intelligence documents to which he had privileged access, as well as on personal interviews with officials in Spain and elsewhere. His full analysis links the Madrid bombings to al-Qaeda's senior leadership and unveils connections between 3/11 and 9/11.Al-Qaeda's Revenge, Spain's counterpart to The 9/11 Commission Report, was a bestseller in Spain
1998 Soref Symposium : the Oslo impasse : where do we go from here? : with keynote address by Bruce O. Riedel by Soref Symposium( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for al Qaeda : its leadership, ideology, and future by Bruce O Riedel( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Qaeda is the most dangerous terrorist movement in history. Yet most people in the Americas and Europe know very little about it, or their view is clouded by misperceptions and half truths. If the first rule of war is to "know your enemy," then we have a long way to go
Neue deutsche Chirurgie. Verletzungen des Gehirns : (Drei Teile.) 1. Teil. Gedeikte Hirnverletzungen, Hirnwunden, Tremd korper des Gehirns( Book )

2 editions published between 1916 and 1920 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutsche Chirurgie. Die Krankheiten der weiblichen Harnröhre und Blase( Book )

1 edition published in 1885 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutsche Chirurgie. Krankheiten des Halses : topographische Anatomie, angeborne Krankheiten, unterbindungen, verletzungen( Book )

1 edition published in 1880 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The search for al Qaeda : its leadership, ideology, and future
Deadly embrace : Pakistan, America, and the future of the global jihadThe reluctant spy : [my secret life in the CIA's war on terror]
Alternative Names
Bruce Riedel Amerikaans schrijver (-)

Bruce Riedel amerikansk författare

Bruce Riedel amerikansk skribent

Bruce Riedel US-amerikanischer CIA-Agent und Regierungsberater

Riedel, Bruce.

Riedel, Bruce 1953-

Riedel, Bruce O.

Riedel, Bruce O. 1953-

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