Kill Bin Laden A Delta Force Commander's account of the hunt for the world's most wanted man
Book - 2008
The mission was to kill the most wanted man in the world--a mission requiring the best America had to offer: roughly forty members of America's super-secret counterterrorist unit, an élite and mysterious unit known as Delta Force. And these Delta warriors had the best help they could ask for: the CIA, a dozen of the British Queen's elite commandos, and another dozen or so Army Green Berets. This team waged a modern-day siege of epic proportions against bin Laden and his seemingly impe...netrable cave sanctuary, deep inside the Spin Ghar Mountain range. Over the years since the battle, news stories have surfaced offering tidbits of information about what actually happened in the caves of Tora Bora, most of it conjecture and speculation. This is the first firsthand account of this battle, and an inside look at the extraordinary nature of Delta Force and how they operate.--From publisher description.
New York :
St. Martin's Press
- 1st ed
- Physical Description
- xxvi, 320 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Main Author
A best-selling firsthand account of the Battle of Tora Bora and the Delta Force operations outlines the experiences of its elite team of secret counter-terrorist members, tracing their high-stakes siege against bin Laden within his cave sanctuary inside the Spin Ghar Mountain range. Reprint.Review by Publisher Summary 2
A firsthand account of the Battle of Tora Bora and the Delta Force operations outlines the experiences of its elite team of secret counter-terrorist members, tracing their siege against bin Laden within his cave sanctuary inside the Spin Ghar Mountain range.Review by Publisher Summary 3
The New York Times bestseller Kill Bin Laden is an explosive first-hand account of a Delta Force commando's hunt for the world's most wanted man. The mission was to kill the most wanted man in the world—an operation of such magnitude that it couldn't be handled by just any military or intelligence force. The best America had to offer was needed. As such, the task was handed to roughly forty members of America's supersecret counterterrorist unit formally known as 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta; more popularly, the elite and mysterious unit Delta Force. Told by senior ranking military officer Dalton Fury, this is the real story of the operation, the first eyewitness account of the Battle of Tora Bora, and the first book to detail just how close Delta Force came to capturing bin Laden, how close U.S. bombers and fighter aircraft came to killing him, and exactly why he slipped through our fingers. Lastly, this is an extremely rare inside look at the shadowy world of Delta Force and a detailed account of these warriors in battle.