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Slow at start and cirquitutious at times but a very infomative report of the Tora Bora situation and difficulties faced when trying to kill Usama Bin Laden by precision bombs.
Avid history and fiction/non-fiction fan.
I selected this title at the suggestion of a friend. The author is very concise about his description of the events which took place on December 2001, in the Tora Bora mountain range. The story is very compelling in a ra-ra sort-of fashion. The author's position as a former Delta operator made me question some of the accuracy presented in the details. A fascinating story, told by someone who was there.
Great book. I share the same frustrations as the author with regards to higher level officers who are more concerned about politics and their performance ratings than killing the enemy.
Overall this book was a three. I was disappointed.
It had some good spots but they were minimal and way too short for the length of the book.
I think it would be more difficult to keep up with all the characters in a printed version than the audio. The story tell uses different accents to depict different characters.
Factual book so it wasn't about having a favorite character.
And Buffalo George
Written by a recent Delta retiree, the book was constructed to document efforts to find and kill Usama bin Laden. It was written prior to the actual killing of UBL by Navy SEALs and from the author's perspective, that of a tactical operator. Sometimes he besmirched decisions made above his pay grade--typical for someone who's not been to high levels of command. Sometimes, the action gets very, very tactical...to me that's boring. He obviously loved his job and those with whom he fought for his country; thus the book.
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