Zero Footprint: The True Story of a Private Military Contractor's Covert Assignments in Syria, Libya, And the World's Most Dangerous Places

Zero Footprint: The True Story of a Private Military Contractor's Covert Assignments in Syria, Libya, And the World's Most Dangerous Places

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Zero Footprint: The True Story of a Private Military Contractor's Covert Assignments in Syria, Libya, And the World's Most Dangerous Places by Simon Chase, Ralph Pezzullo

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A dramatic insider account of the world of private military contracting.

Armored cars, burner phones, top-notch weaponry and top-secret missions--this is the life of today's private military contractor. Like author Simon Chase, many PMCs were once the world's top military operatives, and since retiring from outfits like US Navy SEAL TEAM Six and the UK's Special Boat Service, they have devoted their lives to executing sensitive and hazardous missions overseas.

Working at the request of U.S. and British government entities as well as for private clients, he takes on jobs that require "zero footprint," with no trace of their actions left behind.

Chase delivers first-hand accounts of tracking Bin Laden in Afghanistan and being one of the first responders after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. We see his teams defuse terrorist bombs, guard dignitaries, and protect convoys traveling through perilous territory--and then there are the really big jobs: top-secret "zero footprint" missions that include searching for High Value Targets and setting up arms shipping networks.

The missions in Zero Footprint will shock readers, but so will the personal dangers. Chase and the men he works with operate without government backup or air rescue. If they die serving their country--they remain anonymous. There are no military honors or benefits. Contractors like Simon Chase are the unsung heroes in the war against terrorism, a strong, but largely invisible force--until now.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316342254
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/25/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 317,575
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Simon Chase is the pen name of a former member of the elite Royal Marine Commandos. He was recruited into the British Special Forces, serving in the Special Boat Squadron (SBS). While there he carried out top secret missions around the world working alongside the CIA and DEA. More recently, he has worked with a close-knit team of U.S. Special Forces operatives to provide high-level protection and intervention services for individuals, corporations and governments all over the globe.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations ix

Chapter 1 Qatar 3

Chapter 2 Romford 20

Chapter 3 Royal Marines/SBS 29

Chapter 4 Scimitar 46

Chapter 5 Afghanistan 56

Chapter 6 Osama bin Laden 70

Chapter 7 Tora Bora 83

Chapter 8 Gharo Chinech 99

Chapter 9 Brize Norton 114

Chapter 10 Pakistani Divorce Case 125

Chapter 11 Iraq 143

Chapter 12 Hollywood Intervention 162

Chapter 13 Syria 173

Chapter 14 Bulgaria 189

Chapter 15 Libya 208

Chapter 16 Benghazi 225

Chapter 17 Attack on the US Special Mission Compound 241

Chapter 18 The CIA Annex 258

Chapter 19 California 270

Chapter 20 Baghdad 283

Index 293

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