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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.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
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