This is the true story of the greatest special forces operation of the 20th century and the first shot in the West's long war against international terrorism. It is a tale of human drama and unbearable tension in which courage, comradeship, fanaticism, incompetence and luck all play their parts. On 3 July 1976, Israeli Special Forces carried out a daring raid to free more than 100 Israeli, French and US hostages held by German and Palestinian terrorists at Entebbe Airport, Uganda. The legacy of this mission is still felt today in the way Western governments respond to terrorist blackmail. Codenamed Thunderbolt, the operation carried huge risks. The flight was a challenge: 2,000 miles with total radio silence over hostile territory to land in darkness at Entebbe Airport in Idi Amin's Uganda. On the ground, the Israeli commandos had just three minutes to carry out their mission. They had to evade a cordon of élite Ugandan paratroopers, storm the terminal and free more than 100 hostages. So much could have gone wrong: the death of the hostages if the terrorists got wind of the assault or the capture of Israel's finest soldiers if their Hercules planes could not take off. Both would have been a human and a PR catastrophe. Now, with the mission largely forgotten or even unknown to many, Saul David gives the first comprehensive account of Operation Thunderbolt using classified documents from archives in four countries and interviews with key participants, including Israeli soldiers and politicians, hostages, a member of the Kenyan government and a former terrorist. Both a thrilling listen and a major piece of historical detective work, Operation Thunderbolt shows how the outcome of Israel's most famous military operation depended on secret diplomacy, courage and luck - and was in the balance right up to the very last moment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001395/bk_hodd_001395_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The incredible story of an Israeli mission that rescued 103 hostages from a hijacked jetliner. On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 was hijacked by terrorists and flown to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. In the following agonizing days, Israeli passengers were singled out and held hostage. A week later on July 4, 100 Israeli commandos raced 2,500 miles from Israel to Entebbe, landed in the middle of the night, and in a heart-stopping mission that lasted 90 minutes, killed all guerillas and freed 103 hostages. In captivating detail, Stevenson provides a fast-paced, hour-by-hour narration from the hijacking to the final 90-minute mission. In addition to discussing the incredible rescue itself, Stevenson also covers the political backdrop behind the hijacking, especially Ugandan President Idi Amin's support for the hijackers, which marked one of the first times a leader of a nation had backed terrorist activities. An illustration of one nation's undying spirit, heroism, and commitment to its people in the face of threat, Operation Thunderbolt has become a legendary antiterrorist tale. Although first written in 1976 (and published within weeks of the event), Stevenson's account presents this act of terrorism in a way that is still relevant in our modern-day political climate. A factual account of what could easily be read as sensational fiction, 90 Minutes at Entebbe will inspire, encourage, and instill hope in all listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020047/bk_adbl_020047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Conflict Between Right To Asylum And Security Concerns Of Uganda ab 49 EURO A Study Of Asylum Seekers In The Wake Of Global Terrorism
Esibo Simon Omaada has captured the experience of asylum seekers in Uganda in the wake of global terrorism. The experience of asylum seekers is a mixture of the rights that asylum seekers have and the security threats that come along with their predicament, especially today when terrorism is rising. This book attempts to help any state forge a balance between protecting the right to asylum as well as ensuring security concerns of its people. It is a must read book.
This book uncovers a myriad of competing perceptions and different feelings about (in)security in Uganda's capital, Kampala city. The aforementioned are described as the urban (in)security paradox. The paradoxes range from whether the state's security forces are a source of security or insecurity, whether Kampala is secure or insecurity to the inseparable nature of state politics and security. The book locates the urban (in)security paradox in Uganda at the intersection of the global trends of urban security challenges, Uganda's socio-political history and the existing shared perception that the security forces are the most important political power base. The book discusses forms of crime/insecurity especially terrorism and armed robbery and shows how the state has thus-far reacted in the attempt to combat these crimes.Furthermore the book highlights on the perspectives of (in)security illustrating how the levels of feeling (in)secure differ among different social groups. four different social clusters of, socio-economic class, gender, security officers and politicians are discussed in fair details.
ICT security has been one of the major causes of problems in the world in that billions of dollars are lost every year because of cyber terrorism that has become a way to destroy the world in just a few seconds, nevertheless Universities are not exceptional to this kind of terrorism, that's why they are encouraged to ensure strict ICT security within the University campus. This book describes the critical need for ICT security in Universities and to show that ICT security can affect academic environment in Universities. Findings showed that, Universities are partially protected, which means there is strong need to increase ICT security in Uganda Universities. Findings also show that there is a strong relationship between academic activities and ICT security. Therefore, without a well-established ICT security, a University can come to a standstill.
Since the end of the cold war, terrorism based on religion has assumed a leading position as an obstacle to world peace. Much of our attention has focused on Islam and the Middle East. In so doing, violence that does not have an Islamic identity or that which does not have an immediate international impact is ignored. This book looks at two faith based insurgencies in Uganda one Islamist and another one localized Christianity. Through comparison author shows that all religions can be manipulated by elites for violent activity. Furthermore the author shows that identities, objectives, and methods of faith based insurgencies keep on changing depending on the situation. Meaningful interventions therefore, require an understanding of the uniqueness of the society in question and the stage at which violence has reached.