Hunting al Qaeda : A Take-No-Prisoners Account of Terror, Adventure and Disillusionment Hardback
by Bob Mayer
Reports from the front lines and the hidden agendas of the war on terror Authors Adam H. and Alan R. of the "Beast 85" Special Forces team, disguised and dressed in Taliban garb, successfully tracked down al Qaeda and Taliban leaders in the Deh Rawod region of Afghanistan.
Their team captured three of the most wanted men in the country, including Mullah Osmani.
Two weeks later, their prize prisoner was "gone." Another time, the CIA had a satellite positioned above the infamous Mullah Omar's head.
They could count every hair in his beard. Incredibly, the coalition troops wouldn't - or couldn't - shoot.
Pat Tilman left highly paid NFL Arizona Cardinals to become a soldier but was killed in April 2004.
Initially Army officials awarded Silver Star for combat valor and a Purple Heart & promoted from specialist to corporal.
They said Tillman was killed while charging at the enemy up a hill, allowing the rest of his platoon to escape alive.
Investigations proved he was killed by a member of his own unit following a series of command errors.
Were these mere blunders by the U.S. military, or worse...were they deliberate decisions made by America's top political leaders?These and other disturbing episodes in Hunting al Qaeda display the hidden agendas and outright mistakes of the world's most powerful army in its war on terror.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages, 100 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Motorbooks International
- Publication Date: 01/06/2005
- Category: Asian history
- ISBN: 9780760322529