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The Resource Killer elite : [the inside story of America's most secret special operations team], Michael Smith

Killer elite : [the inside story of America's most secret special operations team], Michael Smith

Label
Killer elite : [the inside story of America's most secret special operations team]
Title
Killer elite
Title remainder
[the inside story of America's most secret special operations team]
Statement of responsibility
Michael Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A top-secret U.S. Army Special Operations unit has been running covert missions all over the world, from leading death squads to the hideout of drug baron Pablo Escobar to assassinating key al Qaeda members, including Iraqi leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and, in one of their greatest missions, capturing Saddam Hussein. ʺThe Activity,ʺ as it became known to insiders, has achieved near-mythical status, even among the worldʼs Special Operations elite. Now journalist Michael Smith gets inside this clandestine military team to expose their history and secrets. Michael Smith has spoken to many former members of the Activity, and we follow them on operations from the war on the drug barons that led Colombian ʺdeath squadsʺ to the hideouts of Pablo Escobar and his men. We learn of more recent missions, including snatching war criminals from their safe houses in the Balkans (at one time disguising themselves as French soldiers to lull a Serb warlord into a false sense of security), and operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa
  • Includes information on Afghanistan, assassination, Beirut, Osama bin Laden, Bosnia, British Special Air Service (SAS), George W. Bush, CIA, Bill Clinton, Delta, drug barons, Operation Eagle Claw, El Salvador, Second Gulf War, Intelligence Support Activity (ISA), Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jerry King, Lebanon, James Longhofer, al-Qaʼeda, Rangers, Donald Rumsfeld, SEALs, snatch operations, Somolia, special forces, Task Force Ranger, terrorists/terrorism, Vietnam War, etc
Cataloging source
OCO
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1952 May 1-
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Smith, Michael
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • United States
Label
Killer elite : [the inside story of America's most secret special operations team], Michael Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 326-330) and index
Control code
ocm85764202
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 342 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312362720
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312362720
  • (OCoLC)85764202
Label
Killer elite : [the inside story of America's most secret special operations team], Michael Smith
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 326-330) and index
Control code
ocm85764202
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 342 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312362720
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312362720
  • (OCoLC)85764202

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