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The Finish

The Finish Author Mark Bowden
ISBN-10 9780802120342
Release 2012
Pages 266
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From Mark Bowden, the preeminent chronicler of our military and special forces, comes The Finish, a gripping account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. With access to key sources, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded. After masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden managed to vanish. Over the next ten years, as Bowden shows, America found that its war with al Qaeda?a scattered group of individuals who were almost impossible to track?demanded an innovative approach. Step by step, Bowden describes the development of a new tactical strategy to fight this war?the fusion of intel from various agencies and on-the-ground special ops. After thousands of special forces missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the right weapon to go after bin Laden had finally evolved. By Spring 2011, intelligence pointed to a compound in Abbottabad; it was estimated that there was a 50/50 chance that Osama was there. Bowden shows how three strategies were mooted: a drone strike, a precision bombing, or an assault by Navy SEALs. In the end, the President had to make the final decision. It was time for the finish.



The Killing of Osama Bin Laden

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden Author Seymour M. Hersh
ISBN-10 9781784784379
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 144
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Electrifying investigation of White House lies about the assassination of Osama bin Laden In 2011, an elite group of US Navy SEALS stormed an enclosure in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden, the man the United States had begun chasing before the devastating attacks of 9/11. The news did much to boost President Obama’s first term and played a major part in his reelection victory of the following year. But much of the story of that night, as presented to the world, was incomplete, or a lie. The evidence of what actually went on remains hidden. At the same time, the full story of the United States’ involvement in the Syrian civil war has been kept behind a diplomatic curtain, concealed by doublespeak. It is a policy of obfuscation that has compelled the White House to turn a blind eye to Turkey’s involvement in supporting ISIS and its predecessors in Syria. This investigation, which began as a series of essays in the London Review of Books, has ignited a firestorm of controversy in the world media. In his introduction, Hersh asks what will be the legacy of Obama’s time in office. Was it an era of “change we can believe in” or a season of lies and compromises that continued George W. Bush’s misconceived War on Terror? How did he lose the confidence of the general in charge of America’s forces who acted in direct contradiction to the White House? What else do we not know?



The Finish The Killing of Osama Bin Laden

The Finish  The Killing of Osama Bin Laden Author Kanat ADAM
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Release 2012-10-16
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From Mark Bowden, the preeminent chronicler of our military and special forces, comes The Finish, a gripping account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. With access to key sources, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded. After masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden managed to vanish. Over the next ten years, as Bowden shows, America found that its war with al Qaeda—a scattered group of individuals who were almost impossible to track—demanded an innovative approach. Step by step, Bowden describes the development of a new tactical strategy to fight this war—the fusion of intel from various agencies and on-the-ground special ops. After thousands of special forces missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the right weapon to go after bin Laden had finally evolved. By Spring 2011, intelligence pointed to a compound in Abbottabad; it was estimated that there was a 50/50 chance that Osama was there. Bowden shows how three strategies were mooted: a drone strike, a precision bombing, or an assault by Navy SEALs. In the end, the President had to make the final decision. It was time for the finish. Amazon.com Review While much has been written about the killing of Osama Bin Laden by an elite group of Navy Seals--and much more will be--no account could be more meticulous and balanced than this fascinating report from the author of Black Hawk Down. Riveting but evenhanded, dramatic but thoughtful, Bowden’s account is the deeply sourced story of what was going on in the heads of our government leaders, as well as the Al Qaeda leader known in the intelligence community as “The Pacer.” --Sara Nelson Review “In-depth interviews with Obama and other insiders reveal a White House on edge, facing top-secret options, white-knuckle decisions, and unforeseen obstacles. . . . Bowden weaves together accounts from Obama and top decision-makers for the full story behind the daring operation.”—Vanity Fair “A book — one with sweep and sophistication — about a pivotal, secretive operation . . . smart and measured, long on transparency and short on speculation. . . . Bowden enjoyed exceptional access, but wasn't captured by it. . . . Bowden’s lens is wide, encompassing Obama’s evolution as a politician and the peculiar influence of bin Laden . . . Where the book shines is in Bowden's reconstruction and refined analysis of the intelligence operations that turned up bin Laden's location. . . . The book also succeeds in its artful portrait of Obama as commander in chief. . . . compelling drama, and Bowden has captured it with skill and style.”—Seattle Times “How all the president’s men and women finally nabbed the world’s most wanted terrorist is truly a stunning story. And while parts of it have been told, Barack Obama himself has confided in only one writer about all the details. And he is Mark Bowden.”—CNN “The first book, and, to date, the definitive one, that looks at the Osama bin Laden raid from President Obama’s perspective. The Finish describes a new kind of war fighting—the fusion of intelligence from vast and scattered sources—to track and apprehend, or kill, the enemy. . . . It's a gripping tale.”—The Daily Beast “The most accessible and satisfying book yet written on the climactic event in the United States' long war against al Qaeda.”—San Francisco Chronicle “The death of the man responsible for the 9/11 attacks is a fantastic story. It has goodies and baddies, a long, slow build to the climax, exotic locations and lots of hardware. . . . Bowden [shows] how success in the raid last May was the culmination not just of a decade of often tedious data-crunching by the CIA and other analysts, but of a vast and ongoing effort within the American security establishment and government to develop a new range of capabilities. . . . How the Americans finally got their man is an extraordinary tale and Bowden does it justice.”—Guardian "A superb storyteller, Bowden captures the tense drama accompanying the final months of the bin Laden hunt, even as he underscores the quiet, essential work of years."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Bowden’s new book outlines the changes in warfare since the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks, and the way our increasing computational power has helped capture terrorists like Osama bin Laden.”—NPR “The Finish leverages access to key White House, military, intelligence, and foreign-policy officials—including President Obama himself—to get behind the intricate story of how SEAL Team Six was sent to Abbottabad, Pakistan, to kill Osama bin Laden. . . . Bowden reviews the evolutionary progress made in intelligence processing and military capabilities that led to the raid on Abbottabad. . . . close to a textbook example of complex national security decision-making.”—The Atlantic “[A] dramatic narrative . . . the actual champion of the bin Laden hunt is a collective of mostly nameless hands within the intelligence bureaucracy. . . The Finish is at its best when Mr. Bowden goes deep into mission planning, gameboarding the choice of means of attack—air strike? sniper drone? ground-force raid?”—Wall Street Journal “A page-turner . . . an informative, on-the-ground account of the mission. Adept at maintaining suspense even when the outcome is widely known, Bowden also makes judicious assessments of how much credit Obama deserves -- and the impact of the assassination on al Qaeda.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “Bowden would seem like the perfect person to tell the bin Laden story. . . . There is an excellent setting-the-record-straight section at the end that has been missing in other volumes.”—Washington Post “Bowden . . . reveals the details of the planning, but knows when to pull back from a close focus to give the wider view of what was at stake for President Obama, military planners and the Navy SEALS team. . . . [His] experience as a reporter and author shows.”—Fayetteville Observer “Shaping up to be one of the fall’s big books.”—Publishers Weekly “Bowden’s book draws back to look at the raid in strategic context. I suspect that readers who choose Bowden’s wide-angle approach will find themselves better informed.”—St. Louis Today “[Bowden] uses his hard-earned access to focus on the decade of intelligence-gathering and decision-making that led up to the Abbottabad raid.”—National Post (Canada) “The Finish paints the U.S. government’s relationship to technology and social media as integral in the capture of bin Laden. . . . Many see Bowden as one of the most respected writers covering the U.S. military and Special Forces today.”—Books & Review



Capture and Killing of Osama Bin Laden

Capture and Killing of Osama Bin Laden Author Marcia Amidon Lusted
ISBN-10 9781617876523
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 112
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This title examines an important historic event - the 2011 capture and killing of Osama bin Laden. Easy-to-read, compelling text provides the details of the US Navy Seals operation that led to the capture and killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011. The book also details the events leading up to the navy operation, including a history of terrorism, a description of the September 11, 2001, attacks, the war on terror, and biographical information about bin Laden. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.



SEAL Target Geronimo

SEAL Target Geronimo Author Chuck Pfarrer
ISBN-10 9781429960250
Release 2011-11-08
Pages 240
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The true story of the killing of bin Laden by author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Chuck Pfarrer On May 2, 2011, at 1:03 a.m. a satellite uplink was sent from Pakistan crackling into the situation room of the White House: "Geronimo, Echo, KIA." These words, spoken by a Navy SEAL, ended Osama bin Laden's reign of terror. SEAL Target Geronimo is the story of Neptune's Spear from the men who were there. After talking to members of the SEAL team involved in the raid, Pfarrer shares never-before-revealed details in an exclusive account of what happened as he takes readers inside the walls of Bin Laden's compound penetrating deep into the terrorist's lair to reach the exact spot where the Al Qaeda leader was cowering when the bullet entered his head. SEAL Target Geronimo is an explosive story of unparalleled valor and clockwork military precision carried out by the most elite fighting force in the world—the U.S. Navy's SEAL Team Six.



The Assassination of Osama Bin Laden

The Assassination of Osama Bin Laden Author Greenhaven Press
ISBN-10 0737773065
Release 2015-01-10
Pages 208
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Presents a historical background of Osama bin Laden's assassination, explores controversies surrounding the event, and offers personal narratives from those involved.



High Value Target

High Value Target Author Andrew E. Slough
ISBN-10 9781620951514
Release 2011-11-15
Pages 355
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Osama bin Laden dead? With no body, no photos, and only alleged genetic samples as proof, half the world believes bin Laden's well-publicized death was a hoax. On May 1, 2011, did Navy SEAL Team Six just miss the al Qaeda leader in his Abbottabad compound? Or, warned by Pakistan's ISI, did bin Laden escape into the high Hindu Kush where he continued to execute attacks against the U.S. and its allies? Told by Scout Sniper Jack Hull, HIGH VALUE TARGET is the real story of the death of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda's horrific revenge on the U.S. mainland. Bin Laden's fiercest disciple is in the U.S. on a mission to unleash bio-terror upon major U.S. cities. Hearing that Osama bin Laden has been killed, KGB-trained Yuri Rostislov, uses al Qaeda's secret network in the United States to hunt down his hero's killer, whose identity has been leaked to the press. Jack Hull, on leave from Afghanistan in Los Angeles, fighting exhaustion and hallucinations, knows he is being tracked. The two killers meet in a final, violent confrontation.



The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden

The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden Author Jacob Gleam
ISBN-10 9781505679250
Release 2014-12-21
Pages 34
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The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden book for free.



The Death of Osama Bin Laden and Related Operations

The Death of Osama Bin Laden and Related Operations Author Raymond V. Donahue
ISBN-10 1614704791
Release 2011
Pages 152
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The May 1st, 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces in Pakistan has led to a range of views about near-and long-term security and foreign policy implications for the United States. Experts have a range of views about the killing of Osama bin Laden. Some consider his death to be a largely symbolic event, while others believe it marks a significant achievement in U.S. counter-terrorism efforts. The degree to which Osama bin Laden's death will affect Al Qaeda and how the U.S. responds to this event may shape the future of many U.S. national security activities. This book addresses the implications and possible considerations for Congress related to the U.S. killing of bin Laden including military considerations, implications for Pakistan and Afghanistan, and U.S. security interests and foreign policy considerations among others.



No Easy Day

No Easy Day Author Mark Owen
ISBN-10 9781101611302
Release 2012-09-04
Pages 336
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The #1 New York Times bestselling first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy SEAL who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments. From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden’s compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group—known as SEAL Team Six—has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts readers alongside Owen and his fellow SEAL team members as they train for the biggest mission of their lives. The blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen’s life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden’s death, is an essential piece of modern history. In No Easy Day, Owen also takes readers into the War on Terror and details the formation of the most elite units in the military. Owen’s story draws on his youth in Alaska and describes the SEALs’ quest to challenge themselves at the highest levels of physical and mental endurance. With boots-on-the-ground detail, Owen describes several missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September 11. In telling the true story of the SEALs whose talents, skills, experiences, and exceptional sacrifices led to one of the greatest victories in the War on Terror, Mark Owen honors the men who risk everything for our country, and he leaves readers with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe.



Osama Bin Laden s Death Implications and Considerations Congressional Research Service Report

Osama Bin Laden s Death  Implications and Considerations   Congressional Research Service Report Author Congressional Research Service
ISBN-10 1980784140
Release 2018-04-08
Pages 59
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This important CRS report discusses the implications of the death of Osama bin Laden and its effect on the future of al Qaeda. Contents * Implications of the Death of Osama bin Laden * Congressional Notification * Possible Questions * Legal Considerations * Military Considerations * Command and Control of the Operation * Possible Questions * Al Qaeda, Regional, and Country Implications * Implications for AQ, Affiliates, and Unaffiliated Adherents * Implications of OBL's Death on AQ's Global Affiliates * Pakistan * Implications for the U.S.-Pakistan "Strategic Partnership" * Possible Implications for Pakistan-India Relations * Possible Implications for Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations * Issues in Pakistan's Domestic Setting * Afghanistan * Possible Questions * U.S. Strategy and Security Implications * National Security Considerations * Background * Possible Questions * Possible Implications for the Homeland * Homegrown Jihadists * Possible Questions * FBI Investigations * Possible Implications for U.S. Security Interests * Near Term Implications for U.S. Security Interests * Long Term Implications for U.S. Security Interests * Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East * Issues and questions related to the killing of Osama bin Laden (OBL) are multifaceted and may have operational, regional, and policy implications. Operational policy issues include congressional notification, legal considerations, and current and future military activities.The May 1, 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden (OBL) by U.S. forces in Pakistan has led to a range of views about near-and long-term security and foreign policy implications for the United States. Experts have a range of views about the killing of OBL. Some consider his death to be a largely symbolic event, while others believe it marks a significant achievement in U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Individuals suggesting that his death lacks great significance argue that U.S. and allied actions had eroded OBL's ability to provide direction and support to Al Qaeda (AQ). For these analysts, OBL's influence declined following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan to a point where prior to his death he was the figurehead of an ideological movement. This argument reasons that a shift of terrorist capability has occurred away from the core of AQ to affiliated organizations. Still others argue that OBL pursued a strategy of developing the AQ organization into an ideological movement thus making it more difficult to defeat. They contend that, even if OBL were no longer involved in the decision-making apparatus of AQ, his role as the inspirational leader of the organization was far more important than any operational advice he might offer. As such, his death may not negatively affect the actions of the ideological adherents of AQ and as a martyr he may attract and inspire a greater number of followers.The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century. CRS is well-known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has 24/7 access to the nation's best thinking.This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management. Our publications synthesize official government information with original material - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work to uniformly present authoritative knowledge that can be rapidly read, reviewed or searched. Vast archives of important data that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are.



The Operator

The Operator Author Robert O'Neill
ISBN-10 9781501145056
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 368
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This instant New York Times bestseller—“a jaw-dropping, fast-paced account” (New York Post) recounts SEAL Team Operator Robert O’Neill’s incredible four-hundred-mission career, including the attempts to rescue “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips, and which culminated in the death of the world’s most wanted terrorist—Osama bin Laden. In The Operator, Robert O’Neill describes his idyllic childhood in Butte, Montana; his impulsive decision to join the SEALs; the arduous evaluation and training process; and the even tougher gauntlet he had to run to join the SEALs’ most elite unit. After officially becoming a SEAL, O’Neill would spend more than a decade in the most intense counterterror effort in US history. For extended periods, not a night passed without him and his small team recording multiple enemy kills—and though he was lucky enough to survive, several of the SEALs he’d trained with and fought beside never made it home. “Impossible to put down…The Operator is unique, surprising, a kind of counternarrative, and certainly the other half of the story of one of the world’s most famous military operations…In the larger sense, this book is about…how to be human while in the very same moment dealing with death, destruction, combat” (Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling author). O’Neill describes the nonstop action of his deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, evokes the black humor of years-long combat, brings to vivid life the lethal efficiency of the military’s most selective units, and reveals details of the most celebrated terrorist takedown in history. This is “a riveting, unvarnished, and wholly unforgettable portrait of America’s most storied commandos at war” (Joby Warrick).



I Dreamed I Killed Osama Bin Laden

I Dreamed I Killed Osama Bin Laden Author David Payton
ISBN-10 9781553692614
Release 2002
Pages 98
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This is a make believe story, where a young man has a dream of assassinating Osama Bin Laden.



U S Navy SEALs the Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden

U  S  Navy SEALs  the Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden Author Hans Halberstadt
ISBN-10 9781610599986
Release 2012-01-23
Pages 25
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The U.S. Navy SEALs--named for the three environments from which they operate (SEa, Air, Land)--was organized and created during World War II and over the past seventy years have taken the lead in many special operations missions that have protected the United States. In this quick read, Hans Halberstadt writes about the SEALs's most famous mission--finding and killing Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Afghanistan, on May 1st and 2nd, 2011. Halberstadt writes about the art of the SEALs raid, the importance of safe houses, the escape-and-evasion plan, launching the mission from Pakistan, the basics of the raid, as well as the aftermath of the bin Laden mission. This quick read also includes current U.S. Navy SEALs speaking about their profession and all-encompassing lifestyle in their own words.



Killing Geronimo

Killing Geronimo Author Productions Bluewater
ISBN-10 9781451667479
Release 2012-12-04
Pages 96
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A graphic retelling of America’s global search for one of the most notorious fugitives in modern times. From the tragedy of September 11, 2001, to the events that brought a global search for one of the most notorious fugitives in modern times to a dramatic end, Killing Geronimo is the compelling graphic retelling of the hunt for Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden . . . from the initial order by President George W. Bush to find him wherever he might be hiding, to the CIA’s finally tracking the courier that would lead to bin Laden’s whereabouts in Pakistan, to the United States’ constructing a facsimile of bin Laden’s compound, to the tense, high-stakes meeting between President Barack Obama and the rest of his high command, to the final firefight between bin Laden and the U.S. Navy SEALs.



Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden Author Elaine Landau
ISBN-10 9781467731362
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 78
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Nearly ten years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, an elite team of U.S. special forces stunned the world with a dramatic and daring feat. Shortly after midnight on May 1, 2011, a U.S. Navy SEALs team stormed a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed its most-wanted inhabitant—Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind al-Qaeda. This militant group planned the September 11, 2001, plane hijackings that killed thousands of people when the planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon outside of Washington, D.C. The group is also responsible for other terrorist attacks around the world. As the network's leader, Osama bin Laden became the top target in the United States's War on Terror. In this fascinating account, learn more about the leader of the al-Qaeda network and the U.S. efforts that finally brought the world’s most feared terrorist to justice.



I Hunted and Killed Osama bin Laden

I Hunted and Killed Osama bin Laden Author John Boyd
ISBN-10 9781499577075
Release 2014-06-12
Pages 222
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Ray Rivers, an alias, tells his story of being set up after completing the most impossible mission of his life. This insider’s story of hunt for the world’s number one bad guy, Osama bin Laden, is a chilling first person account that seems unbelievable at first until the story leads to a trail of deceit and lies that don’t stop until it’s almost too late. He has to fight for survival as he becomes the world’s number one marked man, chased and hunted by operators like himself. The question is: Marked by whom and why?