This Week’s Featured Book:
By Dalton Fury
The mission was to kill the most wanted man in the world—an operation of such magnitude that it couldn’t be handled by just any military or intelligence force. The best America had to offer was needed. As such, the task was handed to roughly forty members of America’s supersecret counterterrorist unit formally known as 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta; more popularly, the elite and mysterious unit Delta Force.
This is the real story of the operation, the first eyewitness account of the Battle of Tora Bora, and the first book to detail just how close Delta Force came to capturing bin Laden, how close U.S. bombers and fighter aircraft came to killing him, and exactly why he slipped through our fingers. Lastly, this is an extremely rare inside look at the shadowy world of Delta Force and a detailed account of these warriors in battle.
American Heroes offers a close-up of this generation’s “citizen-soldiers” who have chosen the path of the patriot and gone into harm’s way for their countrymen. North’s unprecedented access, his grasp of history and his lucid reports from the crucible of combat make this a stirring chronicle of courage, commitment, compassion and faith.
- The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden
- The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin LadenPosted 366 days ago
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,…
- History of the Second World War
- History of the Second World WarPosted 366 days ago
The appearance of Sir Basil Liddell Hart's last book, his long-awaited one volume History of the Second World War, is shadowed only by the knowledge that he did not live…
- Modifying Pakistan's Behavior
- Modifying Pakistan’s BehaviorPosted 545 days ago
Secretary Clinton's Haqqani Diplomacy
One of the main goals of statecraft and diplomacy is to affect behavior changes in state and non-state actors via the application of leverage. The timing of…
- Silent Warrior: The Marine Sniper’s Vietnam Story Continues
- Silent Warrior: The Marine Sniper’s Vietnam S…Posted 771 days ago
In 1986, Charles Henderson first published Marine Sniper-the incredible story of Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, whose 93 confirmed kills in Vietnam have never been matched by any sniper before or…
- A Chronology of the United States Marine Corps 1965-1969
- A Chronology of the United States Marine Corp…Posted 773 days ago
This is the fourth volume of a chronology of Marine Corps activities which cover the history of the U.S. Marines. It is derived from unclassified official records and suitable published…
- Roberts Ridge: A Story of Courage and Sacrifice on Takur Ghar Mountain, Afghanistan
- Roberts Ridge: A Story of Courage and Sacrifi…Posted 773 days ago
Afghanistan, March 2002. In the early morning darkness on a frigid mountaintop, a U.S. soldier is stranded, alone, surrounded by fanatical al Qaeda fighters. For the man’s fellow Navy SEALs,…
- U.S. Army Special Operations in World War II
- U.S. Army Special Operations in World War IIPosted 773 days ago
Special operations - in this context, commando or guerilla activities - conducted by the U.S. Army in World War II have been the subject of a good many thrilling adventure…
- Recondo: LRRPs in the 101st Airborne
- Recondo: LRRPs in the 101st AirbornePosted 775 days ago
Author Larry Chambers vividly describes the guts and courage it took to pass the though volunteer-only training program in Nha Tarng to be part of the 5th Special Forces Recondo…
- The 9/11 Commission Report
- The 9/11 Commission ReportPosted 775 days ago
Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
In November 2002 the United States Congress and President George W. Bush established by law the National Commission…
- Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit
- Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s El…Posted 779 days ago
He is a master of espionage, trained to take on hijackers, terrorists, hostage takers, and enemy armies. He can deploy by parachute or arrive by commercial aircraft. Survive alone in…
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