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The Finish - The Killing of Osama Bin Laden (MP3 format, CD) Loot Price: R260
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The Finish - The Killing of Osama Bin Laden (MP3 format, CD): Mark Bowden

The Finish - The Killing of Osama Bin Laden (MP3 format, CD)

Mark Bowden; Read by James Lurie

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From Mark Bowden, the preeminent chronicler of our military and special forces, comes The Finish, a gripping account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. With access to key sources, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded. After masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden managed to vanish. Over the next ten years, as Bowden shows, America found that its war with al Qaeda?a scattered group of individuals who were almost impossible to track?demanded an innovative approach. Step by step, Bowden describes the development of a new tactical strategy to fight this war?the fusion of intel from various agencies and on-the-ground special ops. After thousands of special forces missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the right weapon to go after bin Laden had finally evolved. By Spring 2011, intelligence pointed to a compound in Abbottabad; it was estimated that there was a 50/50 chance that Osama was there. Bowden shows how three strategies were mooted: a drone strike, a precision bombing, or an assault by Navy SEALs. In the end, the President had to make the final decision. It was time for the finish.

General

Imprint: Brilliance Audio
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2013
First published: June 2013
Authors: Mark Bowden
Readers: James Lurie
Dimensions: 188 x 135 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: CD  MP3 format
Running time: 540 minutes
ISBN-13: 978-1-4805-1693-9
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Special & elite forces
LSN: 1-4805-1693-7
Barcode: 9781480516939

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