The War on Terror
The War on Terror by Rene Acosta tells the inside story – the plans, strategies, casualties, letters – of the crackdown on terrorist groups by the Philippines military with the support of elite US Special forces, with no details spared. It is a book about terrorism — the al-Qaeda, Jemaah Islamiyah and the Abu Sayyaf Group and their operations in southern Philippines — and includes photographs of letters written by terrorist commanders and by kidnapped American couple Martin and Gracia Burnham.
The book follows the growth, movement and activities of the ASG, the Jemaah Islamiyah and the al-Qaeda and talks about how the military broke the triad of their operations through various operational plans and strategies that were implemented with the support of US Special Forces, whose actual involvement in counter-terrorism operations in the Philippines is being detailed for the first time. More than just about the issue of terrorism, the book will inform readers on the factors – social, political and economic that abet terrorism in a struggling country such as the Philippines.
Penguin Random House, SEA, Singapore
Softcover / 9 x 5 inches / 124 pages / BW