Left of Boom: How a Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda

Left of Boom: How a Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda

by Douglas Laux, Ralph Pezzullo

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250081360
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

DOUGLAS LAUX is a former CIA operations officer who served multiple tours throughout the Middle East. He was in Afghanistan for the 2010 Afghan Surge, and in Kandahar during Operation Neptune Spear, which resulted in the death of Usama bin Ladin. His final assignment was with the top secret task force involved with instigating the Syrian civil war. He lives in Washington, DC.

RALPH PEZZULLO is the bestselling author of Jawbreaker, Inside SEAL Team Six and others.

Table of Contents

1 Attack on Khowst 1

2 Onboarding 11

3 Training 23

4 Wadi Base 39

5 Abdul 51

6 Hajijan 64

7 Commandant Khan 76

8 Stone Firebase 88

9 Bob 103

10 Pamplona 118

11 Camp Gecko 135

12 Mahmud 149

13 Mullah Salaam 162

14 Sarposa Prison 173

15 Wali Dalir/Mullah Rashid 186

16 Wolverine 200

17 Termination 212

18 Kate 224

19 Sucker-Punched 238

20 Downward Spiral 249

21 Syria 263

22 Endgame 277

23 Resignation 289

Letter 302

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Left of Boom: How a Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shows the complexity of current warring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First, thank Laux for his tremendous and courageous service, we all owe him a debt of gratitude. Regarding the book. Truly disappointing. A significant -- majority -- of the book is redacted. The redactions take away from the book. Simply put, this should have been fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
incoherent and confusing. if you can't talk about it or write about it then why fill it with blackouts. here is an ieea, write in fiction or pseudonym
Anonymous 12 months ago
Awesome++read+which+provides+insight+into+how+the+world+REALLY+happens+behind+all+the+namby-pamby+bureaucratic++political+crap+back+home+that+tends+to+handcuff+the+REAL+heroes+on+the+front+lines.+Shame+about+the+understandable+redactions+but+the+story+flows+well+enough+to+get+the+gist+of+each+scenario.+Overall+great+read%21+%0A
B-loNY More than 1 year ago
Some questionable narrative in the beginning, but otherwise good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U woke up one day and lost ypur phone and no one would get you get a new one then your girlfriend breaks up with you and your parents hate you (feel the horror)