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This is a great book and is certainly worth reading.
Schroen was the best candidate to lead a team into that country and he was in the process pre-9/11 of retiring from the CIA at the ripe age of 59!
Mr. Schroen draws you into the story with his ability to convey the story with details that provide color and the feel of being there.
Good read, I ripped thru this book in a weekend. Its good to get a inside glimpse from time to time of people going the extra mile for this country.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting, enlightening and frustrating. Reveals quite a bit about the Political versus Military versus Intelligence interactions, or lack thereof.Published 2 months ago by C. C. Hunt
This is the first in a series of books documenting the war on Al Qaeda from the perspective of a CIA officer sent post-9-11 with the express mission to destroy the terrorists,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I heard the author interviewed on CNN New Day and was excited to get this 367 page book. However, no battle action until page 250 when northern Alliance calverymen assaulted... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gary
Follow the beginnings of the war in Afghanistan as told by the team that first set foot there. The CIA had people on the ground who knew many of the warlords and had built... Read morePublished 8 months ago by James VanWinkle
Very interesting. Quite a few other books about Special Forces Operations in Afghanistan refer to the "spooks" and this book gives more insight about how the CIA officers... Read morePublished 9 months ago by LanetteH
Very good read. The author provides the reader with a very candid insight into the initial reaction to 9-11 attacks by America's quiet warriors. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Calvin
BRILLIANT!!! Outstanding content. Highly interesting. Captivating. Great narrative. Gary Schroen has earned my respect for both his professional dedication to the mission and his... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Scholar