Hunting al Qaeda

A Take-No-Prisoners Account of Terror, Adventure, and Disillusionment

Hunting al Qaeda
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Format: Paperback / softback, 288 Pages
ISBN: 9780760337363
Publisher: Zenith Press
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Active-duty special forces units tend to look down their noses at National Guard special forces, calling them the “summer help.” But the men of Beast 85 were much more than summer help. They were experienced, highly qualified Green Berets in every sense of the term, with the kind of exceptional skill and insight necessary to fight an unconventional war. They were anxious to prove themselves in Afghanistan. High adventure, heavy combat, but in the end, these Green Berets were left disillusioned by what might have been as overly cautious military and CIA superiors let Al Qaeda slip through their fingers.

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Anonymous” is a composite of several members of Operational Detachment Alpha 2085, call sign Beast 85, a direct action assault team of Green Berets deployed to Afghanistan in 2002. In the interest of national security and the safety of their families, they have chosen not to reveal their identities.

A captain in Vietnam in the 1960s, Gerald Schumacher went on to command a variety of post-Vietnam missions before retiring in 1997 as a full colonel. Schumacher served thirty-two years in the military, including twenty years as a Green Beret. He has been a guest lecturer at preeminent think-tank groups and has appeared numerous times on network television and national radio. Schumacher is also the author of To Be a U.S. Army Green Beret and A Bloody Business. He lives outside San Francisco, California.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 288 Pages
ISBN: 9780760337363
Illustrations: 64 b-w photos
Size: 6 in x 9 in x 0.75 in / 152.4 mm x 228.6 mm x 19.05 mm
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