Task Force Black

Task Force Black

The Explosive True Story of the Secret Special Forces War in Iraq

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Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the sustained special operations campaign under Major-General Stan McChrystal, describing how when American and British forces discovered an insurgency rather than weapons of mass destruction in Iraq they worked in secret to halt terrorist activities.

McMillan Palgrave

When American and British forces invaded Iraq in March 2003, select teams of special forces and intelligence operatives got to work looking for the WMD their governments had promised were there. They quickly realized no such weapons existed. Instead they faced an insurgency--a soaring spiral of extremism and violence that was almost impossible to understand, let alone reverse.


Facing defeat, the Coalition waged a hidden war within a war. Major-General Stan McChrystal devised a campaign fusing special forces, aircraft, and the latest surveillance technology with the aim of taking down the enemy faster than it could regenerate. Guided by intelligence, British and American special forces conducted a relentless onslaught, night after night targeting al-Qaeda and other insurgent groups.


Task Force Black reveals not only the intensity of the secret fight that turned the tide in Baghdad but the rivalries and personal battles that had to be overcome along the way. Incisive, dramatic, exceptionally revealing, the war in Iraq cannot be understood without this book.



Baker
& Taylor

Chronicles the sustained special operations campaign under Major-General Stan McChrystal, describing how when American and British forces discovered an insurgency rather than weapons of mass destruction in Iraq they worked in secret to halt terrorist activities. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312541279
0312541279
9781250006967
1250006961
Branch Call Number: 956.70443 Ur15t 2010
Characteristics: xviii, 299 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm

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The Iraqis are just sheep. You must find the shepherds.

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May 23, 2013

Have you ever met an Arab who said he wanted democracy?

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