Storming the World Stage: The Story of Lashkar-e-Taiba

Storming the World Stage: The Story of Lashkar-e-Taiba

Stephen Tankel


Lashkar-e-Taiba is likely one of the strongest militants teams in South Asia and more and more seen as an international terrorist hazard on par with al-Qaeda. thought of Pakistan's strongest proxy opposed to India, the gang won public prominence after its lethal ten-person suicide attack on Mumbai in November 2008. by the point the final Lashkar terrorist used to be useless after approximately 60 hours, it seemed the area was once dealing with a brand new risk. Boasting transnational networks stretching throughout a number of continents, there was critical debate due to the fact September 11 of even if Lashkar is an al-Qaeda associate. The planned focusing on of Westerners and Jews throughout the Mumbai assaults raised questions on even if Lashkar used to be relocating deeper into al-Qaeda's orbit and maybe on a trajectory to displace Osama bin Laden's community because the subsequent significant international jihadi possibility. Lashkar's growth has severe safety implications for India, Pakistan, Europe and the USA and its actions threaten to break US-Pakistan relatives. regardless of turning out to be demands motion, Pakistan is but to take any critical steps towards dismantling Lashkar for worry of drawing it extra into the insurgency raging there and thanks to its endured application opposed to India. greater than a militant outfit, Lashkar additionally controls an enormous infrastructure that can provide valuable social providers to the Pakistani population, making all of it the more challenging to dismantle. Storming the area Stage lines the evolution of Lashkar-e-Taiba over greater than twenty years to demonstrate how the gang grew so robust and to evaluate the hazard it poses to India, the West and to Pakistan itself. the 1st English-language e-book ever written approximately Lashkar, it attracts on in-depth box learn, together with interviews with senior Lashkar leaders, rank-and-file contributors, and officers of the Pakistani safety services--some of who've helped nurture the crowd over the years.

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