Kill Bin Laden

Kill Bin Laden

A Delta Force Commander's Account of the Hunt for the World's Most Wanted Man

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
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 high-stakes siege against bin Laden within his cave sanctuary inside the Spin Ghar Mountain range. 75,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

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 formerly known as 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta; more popularly, the elite and mysterious unit Delta Force.
The American generals were flexible. A swatch of hair, a drop of blood, or simply a severed finger wrapped in plastic would be sufficient. Delta's orders were to go into harm's way and prove to the world bin Laden had been terminated.
These Delta warriors had help: a dozen of the British Queen’s elite commandos, another dozen or so Army Green Berets, and six intelligence operatives from the CIA who laid the groundwork by providing cash, guns, bullets, intelligence, and interrogation skills to this clandestine military force. Together, this team waged modern siege of epic proportions against bin Laden and his seemingly impenetrable cave sanctuary burrowed deep inside the Spin Ghar Mountain range in eastern Afghanistan.
Over the years, since the battle ended, scores of news stories have surfaced offering tidbits of information about what actually happened in Tora Bora. Most of it is conjecture and speculation.
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.



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& Taylor

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.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312384395
0312384394
Branch Call Number: 958.1047 F984k
Characteristics: xxvi, 320 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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JoseRaez
Jul 11, 2012

This book is an account of the Battle of Tora Bora (December 2001), written by an ex-Delta Force commander who was there. The name of the author (Dalton Fury) is different from the real one, for security reasons. The book gives an insight into the dynamics between the U.S. Special Forces and the mujahedin, who were supposed to be U.S. allies. It also describes why the battle was a military failure, and how bin Laden escaped the mountains when he was pretty much defeated. The book also gives an insight into the Delta Force.

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