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The Resource The finish : the killing of Osama Bin Laden, Mark Bowden

The finish : the killing of Osama Bin Laden, Mark Bowden

Label
The finish : the killing of Osama Bin Laden
Title
The finish
Title remainder
the killing of Osama Bin Laden
Statement of responsibility
Mark Bowden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work is a dramatic account of the hunt for and defeat of Osama bin Laden draws on unprecedented access to primary sources to trace how key decisions were made, revealing events from the perspectives of an adept President Obama and an increasingly despondent bin Laden. After masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden managed to vanish. Over the next ten years, as the author 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, the author 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. The author 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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowden, Mark
Dewey number
  • 958.104/6092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6430.B55
LC item number
B69 2012b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • United States
  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • United States
  • War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
  • Ibn-Lādin, Usāma
  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Terrorism
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Assassination
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • Terrorism
  • Pakistan
  • United States
  • Kommandounternehmen
  • Fahndung
  • Verfolgung
  • Tötung
  • Terrorists
  • Terrorism
Label
The finish : the killing of Osama Bin Laden, Mark Bowden
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes an errata for page 229
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A definition of evil -- The path of Jihad -- Taking up arms -- The targeting engine -- "Please make sure to keep the children and all of the families away from the areas that are being photographed and bombed" -- Disguised uncertainty -- "Adhering to these precautions" -- The finish -- Glitter
Control code
ocn795759627
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 266 pages
Isbn
9780802121004
Lccn
2012464581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
1349745
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802120342
  • (OCoLC)795759627
Label
The finish : the killing of Osama Bin Laden, Mark Bowden
Link
Publication
Note
Includes an errata for page 229
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A definition of evil -- The path of Jihad -- Taking up arms -- The targeting engine -- "Please make sure to keep the children and all of the families away from the areas that are being photographed and bombed" -- Disguised uncertainty -- "Adhering to these precautions" -- The finish -- Glitter
Control code
ocn795759627
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 266 pages
Isbn
9780802121004
Lccn
2012464581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
1349745
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802120342
  • (OCoLC)795759627

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