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The Resource Killer elite : [the inside story of America's most secret special operations team], Michael Smith

Killer elite : [the inside story of America's most secret special operations team], Michael Smith

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Killer elite : [the inside story of America's most secret special operations team]
Title
Killer elite
Title remainder
[the inside story of America's most secret special operations team]
Statement of responsibility
Michael Smith
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 assassinating key al Qaeda members, including Iraqi leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and, in one of their greatest missions, capturing Saddam Hussein. ʺThe Activity,ʺ as it became known to insiders, has achieved near-mythical status, even among the worldʼs Special Operations elite. Now journalist Michael Smith gets inside this clandestine military team to expose their history and secrets. Michael Smith has spoken to many former members of the Activity, and we follow them on operations from the war on the drug barons that led Colombian ʺdeath squadsʺ to the hideouts of Pablo Escobar and his men. We learn of more recent missions, including snatching war criminals from their safe houses in the Balkans (at one time disguising themselves as French soldiers to lull a Serb warlord into a false sense of security), and operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa
Summary
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 assassinating key al Qaeda members, including Iraqi leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and, in one of their greatest missions, capturing Saddam Hussein. ·The Activity,· as it became known to insiders, has achieved near-mythical status, even among the world®s Special Operations elite. Now journalist Michael Smith gets inside this clandestine military team to expose their history and secrets. Michael Smith has spoken to many former members of the Activity, and we follow them on operations from the war on the drug barons that led Colombian ·death squads· to the hideouts of Pablo Escobar and hismen. We learn of more recent missions, including snatching war criminals from their safe houses in the Balkans (at one time disguising themselves as French soldiers to lull a Serb warlord into a false sense of security), and operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa
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164811
Cataloging source
OCO
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1952 May 1-
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Smith, Michael
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • U.S. Special Operations Command
  • United States
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Killer elite : [the inside story of America's most secret special operations team], Michael Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Reprint. Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 326-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
628015
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312362720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312362720
  • (OCoLC)85764202
Label
Killer elite : [the inside story of America's most secret special operations team], Michael Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
Reprint. Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 326-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
628015
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312362720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312362720
  • (OCoLC)85764202

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