The Secret War with Iran: The 30-Year Clandestine Struggle Against the World's Most Dangerous Terrorist Power

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 9, 2008 - Political Science - 320 pages
For twenty-six years, Iran has waged an international terrorist war while the intelligence services of the West, led by Mossad and the CIA, have waged a relentless, mostly clandestine counter-jihad in return. Though Iran has become a quietly looming threat, little has been revealed about this intelligence-based war.

Now, Ronen Bergman, Israel’s leading reporter and analyst of intelligence affairs, has written a full account of this secret war. He connected the dots of the long history of Iranian backed terrorist attacks, and revealed for the first time many classified operations against the Iranian terrorist network, including details about collaborations between Israel’s Mossad and the CIA and FBI; thrilling Mossad operations, the successful recruitment of top insiders of Iranian intelligence, who have disclosed a wealth of information about Iran’s nuclear program as well as it’s terrorist activities; and the use of ultra-sophisticated surveillance equipment to penetrate and damage Iranian targets. From the Iranian proxy Hizbollah’s planning of terrorists attacks from apartments in New York City, to Iran’s training of an army of work Iraqi insurgents in the techniques of suicide bombing and the making of improvised explosive devises, he showed Iran has steadily waged war against the West.
 

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A highly detailed, well researched but not unbiased account of the often secret war between Iran, it's neighbours & proxies over the last 35 years or so. Impressive research from the Israeli point of view. At times, too detailed but not difficult to follow. Read full review

THE SECRET WAR WITH IRAN: The 30-Year Clandestine Struggle Against Israel and the West

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Israeli journalist Bergman documents convincingly and with a fair amount of balance Iran's backing of Hizballah and other terrorist fronts to undermine Israeli and U.S. policies.Armed with ... Read full review

Contents

Death to the Infidels
23
Assassins
133
Operation Body Heat
149
Terror in Buenos Aires
169
Exporting Terror
185
The Great Satan
195
The alQaeda Connection
213
Hizballah Takes Lebanon
239
How an Israeli Arms Dealer Gave Iran
301
Importing a Russian Bomb?
316
The Countdown
327
Ghost Raid
350
The Second Lebanon War
364
Epilogue
379
Acknowledgments
385
Index
399

Hizballah Prepares
254
Oil on the Flames
269

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Ronen Bergman is one of Israel's leading investigative journalists. The senior security and intelligence correspondent and analyst for Israel's largest daily newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, and an anchor on a leading Israeli television news program, he is the author of three bestselling books published in Israel. He was awarded a PhD by Cambridge University for his dissertation about the Israeli Mossad. The Secret War with Iran is his first book in English.

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