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Released: 2012-10-16






The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden by Mark Bowden

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From Mark Bowden, the preeminent chronicler of our army and special forces, comes The end, a gripping account of the quest for Osama bin encumbered. With get entry to to key assets, Bowden takes us inside the rooms the place decisions were made and on the floor the place the motion opened up.

After masterminding the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Osama bin encumbered controlled to vanish. Over the next ten years, as Bowden shows, the usa found that its warfare with al Qaeda—a scattered workforce of individuals who were nearly not possible to trace—demanded an innovative way. step-by-step, Bowden describes the development of a brand new tactical technique to fight this warfare—the fusion of intel from more than a few businesses and on-the-floor special ops. After thousands of special forces missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the correct weapon to head after bin encumbered had in the end developed. via Spring 2011, intelligence pointed to a compound in Abbottabad; it was predicted that there was a 50/50 probability that Osama was there. Bowden shows how three methods were mooted: a drone strike, a precision bombing, or an attack by military SEALs. in spite of everything, the Presidentityent needed to make the overall choice. It was time for the finish.
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Editorial overview

while much has been written in regards to the killing of Osama Bin encumbered by an elite workforce of military Seals--and much more will probably be--no account could be extra meticulous and balanced than this fascinating document from the writer of Black Hawk Down. Riveting however evenhanded, dramatic however thoughtful, Bowden’s account is the deeply sourced tale of what was happening in the heads of our executive leaders, as well as the Al Qaeda leader identified in the intelligence community as “The Pacer.” --Sara Nelson

e-book details

author: Mark Bowdenpublisher: Atlantic monthly P..Binding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 304

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