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Kill Bin Laden: A Delta Force Commander's Account of the Hunt for the World's Most Wanted Manby Dalton Fury
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The mission was to kill the most wanted man in the world—a mission important enough it couldn't be handled by just any American military or intelligence force. This was a mission of international importance, and the best America had to offer was needed. As such, the task was handed to roughly forty members of America's supersecret counterterrorist unit—an elite and mysterious unit known as Delta Force. These Delta warriors had help, about as good a help as you can get. The CIA, a dozen of the British Queen's elite commandos, and another dozen or so Army Green Berets stepped up. This team waged a modern-day siege of epic proportions against Osama bin Laden and his seemingly impenetrable cave sanctuary burrowed deep inside the Spin Ghar Mountain range.
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. Kill Bin Laden is the first ever accurate, firsthand account of this battle and an inside look at the extraordinary nature of Delta Force and how they operate.
"In this firsthand account of a Delta Force operative involved in the hunt for Osama bin Laden in the months following September 11 up through the Battle of Tora Bora, the pseudonymous Fury explains how and why bin Laden was able to escape because of poor decisions and the shaky alliance between the U.S., Pakistan and Afghanistan. While the arguments for the failure to capture bin Laden are interesting, Furyâ€™s account of his training and the Delta Force exploits prove more compelling, giving readers insight into the range of skill and expertise of this elite military group. David Drummond proves a curious choice since he doesnâ€™t have a commanding and authoritative voice that one may expect from a text written from a military perspective, yet his firm yet nonchalant tone works well with Furyâ€™s prose, revealing an agreeable personality. However, Drummondâ€™s voice doesnâ€™t elicit the sense of danger that some of the more chaotic scenes require. A St. Martinâ€™s Press hardcover. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
This work offers a firsthand account of the Battle of Tora Bora and an insider's look at the extraordinary nature of America's supersecret counterterrorist unit—an elite and mysterious group known as Delta Force.
About the Author
Dalton Fury (a pseudonym) retired from the military after more than twenty years of service. He served fifteen of those years in Special Operations Forces, where he had the distinct honorof serving with some of the finest human beings in the world. As a Delta Force troop commander, he served as the senior ranking military officer at the Battle of Tora Bora. There he commanded ninety-one other Western special operations commandos and support personnel and helped author-along with some of Delta's most talented sergeants-the tactical concept of the operation to hunt and kill bin Laden. David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country and in Seattle, Washington, his hometown. He has narrated over sixty audiobooks for Tantor, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, from fantasy to military, and from thrillers to humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, David keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.
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