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Killer Elite By Michael Smith

Killer Elite
by Michael Smith

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Formed as the 'Intelligence Support Activity', America's secret Special Forces has had a succession of innocuous titles to hide its ferocious purpose. From its creation, in the wake of the abortive Iranian Hostage rescue mission, to the rescue of hostages and the killing of terrorist leaders, this is the story of America's secret soldiers.
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Killer Elite: America's Most Secret Soldiers by Michael Smith

America's most secret Special Forces unit does not even have a name. Formed as the 'Intelligence Support Activity', it has had a succession of innocuous titles to hide its ferocious purpose. It exists to 'undertake activities only when other intelligence or operational support elements are unavailable or inappropriate'. Translated from Pentagon-speak, this means operating undercover in the world's most dangerous places, penetrating enemy organizations including Al Qa'eda, Hamas and Islamic Jihad. 'The Activity' combines the spy work of the CIA with the commando/SAS role of the Green Berets. It not only provides the intelligence on the ground - it translates it into 'direct action'. This is the unit that located Saddam Hussein. It is now dedicated to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. From its creation, in the wake of the abortive Iranian Hostage rescue mission, to the rescue of hostages and the killing of terrorist leaders, this is the untold story of America's secret soldiers.

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Killer Elite Reviews


'Well written and authoritatively sourced, Killer Elite is the first detailed account of a special operations unit that Smith regards as America's most effective.' -- Saul David SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Absorbing material, superbly presented.' SCOTTISH LEGION NEWS

About Michael Smith


Michael Smith is the defence correspondent of THE DAILY TELEGRAPH. He served with the British Army Intelligence Corp for many years before leaving to join the BBC. He lives near Henley with his wife and family.

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GOR001396217
Killer Elite: America's Most Secret Soldiers by Michael Smith
Michael Smith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2006-02-01
352
0297846396
9780297846390
N/A
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