Killer Elite

Killer Elite

The Inside Story of America's Most Secret Special Operations Team

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A history of the elite U.S. Army special operations unit describes their organization after the failed hostage rescue attempt in 1980 and their clandestine missions, from the assassinations of key al Qa'eda members to the capture of Saddam Hussein.

McMillan Palgrave

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.



Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2011
Edition: First completely updated edition
ISBN: 9781250006479
1250006473
Branch Call Number: 356.167 Smith 2011
Characteristics: xv, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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