KSM – The Mastermind of 9/11

KSM – The Mastermind of 9/11

Richard Miniter

Wednesday, September 7, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Richard Miniter, the New York Times bestselling author, discussed his new book Mastermind: The Many Faces of the 9/11 Architect, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.

Miniter’s extensive research around the globe helped him uncover information about Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the Al Qaeda network that was previously unknown.  Most importantly, he helps reveal how terrorists think—what motivates them, how they plan, and the lengths they are willing to go to for jihad.  The book also draws important lessons for law enforcement as it examines both failures and successes in the hunt for KSM.

Miniter is an award-winning investigative journalist who has written two New York Times bestsellers: Losing Bin laden and Shadow War. He was an editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal in Brussels and a member of the famed investigative team of The Sunday Times in London.  He has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, Newsweek, The New Republic, and National Review.