Warrior Elite: 31 Heroic Special-Ops Missions from the Raid on Son Tay to the Killing of Osama bin Laden

Warrior Elite: 31 Heroic Special-Ops Missions from the Raid on Son Tay to the Killing of Osama bin Laden

by Nigel Cawthorne

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Overview

THE ULTIMATE WARRIORS

Highly trained and equipped to kill, special-ops forces take on the world’s most dangerous and courageous missions. Warrior Elite zeroes in on the most lethal special- ops encounters of all time.

• RAID AT SON TAY
Helicopter gunships drop 100 Green Berets into North Vietnamese jungle on a virtual suicide mission to rescue POWs

• MAERSK ALABAMA
Perfect planning and precise execution come together as Navy SEALs fire the greatest simultaneous sniper shots ever

• BATTLE OF TORA BORA
In the pitch-black labyrinthine caves of Afghanistan, Special Forces dispatch Taliban insurgents in a video game–like scenario of infrared warfare

• KILLING OF BIN LADEN
With the plan up in smoke as a Black Hawk goes down, SEAL Team 6 deftly adjusts on the fly—getting in and eliminating the target in just 7 minutes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781569759691
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 07/12/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 587,238
File size: 445 KB

About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne is the author of Serial Killers and Mass Murderers, as well as numerous other books. His writing has appeared in more than 150 newspapers and magazines, including the Financial Times, Sun, Flatbush Life, and The New York Tribune. He lives in London, UK.

Table of Contents

Including:

-Raid on Son Tay in an attempt to free US prisoners held in North Vietnam, 1970
-British SBS land on Queen Elizabeth 2 in mid-Atlantic after bomb threat, 1972
-German special forces failure at the Munich Olympics (leading to formation of influential GSG-9), 1972
-Operation Eagle Claw, attempted rescue of US Embassy hostages in Tehran, 1980
-Iranian Embassy siege, London, 1980
-Operation Just Cause, the invasion of Panama, 1990
-Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, 1991
-“Black Hawk Down”, the Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia, 1993
-Battle of Tora Bora, Afghanistan, 2001
-Operation Anaconda, Afghanistan, 2002
-Battle of the Debecka Pass, Iraq, 2003
-“Decapitation” operations, Afghanistan, 2008–present
-Delta Force captures Saddam, 2003
-Hostage rescue of foreign workers in Iraq, June 8, 2004
-Operation Redwing – ill-fated attempt to rescue Navy SEALS in Afghanistan, 2005
-Navy SEALs Rescue Captain Phillips from Pirate Captors, April 12, 2009
-Rescue of Jessica Lynch, April 1, 2003
-Air Force special ops rescue seven survivors of Haiti earthquake, 2010

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