Zero footprint The true story of a private military contractor's covert assignments in Syria, Libya, and the world's most dangerous places

Simon Chase

Book - 2016

Provides an insider account of the shadowy world of private military contracting, revealing operations too dangerous and sensitive to be officially acknowledged, including the search for Osama Bin Laden and the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

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Published
New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company 2016.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
xii, 302 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN
0316342246
9780316342247
Main Author
Simon Chase (author)
Other Authors
Ralph Pezzullo (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Provides an insider account of the shadowy world of private military contracting. 75,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Provides an insider account of the shadowy world of private military contracting, revealing operations too dangerous and sensitive to be officially acknowledged, including the search for Osama Bin Laden and the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

This national bestseller is a dramatic insider account of the world of private military contracting. Armored cars, burner phones, top-notch weaponry and top-secret missions -- this is the life of today's private military contractor. Like author Simon Chase, many PMCs were once the world's top military operatives, and since retiring from outfits like US Navy SEAL TEAM Six and the UK's Special Boat Service, they have devoted their lives to executing sensitive and hazardous missions overseas. Working at the request of U.S. and British government entities as well as for private clients, he takes on jobs that require "zero footprint," with no trace of their actions left behind. Chase delivers firsthand accounts of tracking Bin Laden in Afghanistan and being one of the first responders after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. We see his teams defuse terrorist bombs, guard dignitaries, and protect convoys traveling through perilous territory -- and then there are the really big jobs: top-secret "zero footprint" missions that include searching for High Value Targets and setting up arms shipping networks. The missions in Zero Footprint will shock readers, but so will the personal dangers. Chase and the men he works with operate without government backup or air rescue. If they die serving their country, they remain anonymous. There are no military honors or benefits. Contractors like Simon Chase are the unsung heroes in the war against terrorism, a strong, but largely invisible force -- until now.