Killer Elite: Completely Revised and Updated: The Inside Story of America's Most Secret Special Operations Team

Killer Elite: Completely Revised and Updated: The Inside Story of America's Most Secret Special Operations Team

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by Michael Smith
     
 

For the first time ever, the explosive truth behind the world's most secret Special Operations organization

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 capturing Saddam Hussein and, in one of the greatest special operations

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For the first time ever, the explosive truth behind the world's most secret Special Operations organization

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 capturing Saddam Hussein and, in one of the greatest special operations missions of all time, helping to track down al-Qa'eda leader Osama bin Laden. "The Activity," as it became known to insiders, has achieved near-mythical status, even among the world's Special Operations elite. Hidden from the politicians and the government bean counters, the Activity has been carrying out deniable operations, preparing the way for Delta and SEAL Team Six.

Now journalist Michael Smith gets inside this clandestine military team to expose their explosive history and secrets. Smith has spoken to many former members of the Activity and reveals the incredible truth behind the world's most secret Special Operations organization, a unit that is at the forefront of the War on Terror.

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Editorial Reviews

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“An extensively researched and crisply written exposé . . . An important primer for anyone hoping to understand the successes and failures of U.S. intelligence in the last twenty-five years.” —-Publishers Weekly

 

“Well written and authoritatively sourced, Killer Elite is the first detailed account of a Special Operations unit that Smith regards as America’s most effective.”—-Sunday Telegraph (UK)

Sunday Telegraph (UK)

"Well written and authoritatively sourced, Killer Elite is the first detailed account of a Special Operations unit that Smith regards as America's most effective."-

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250006479
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
600,912
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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