SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden

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9781427217592: SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden

The true story of the killing of bin Laden by author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Chuck Pfarrer   On May 2, 2011, at 1:03 a.m. a satellite uplink was sent from Pakistan crackling into the situation room of the White House: "Geronimo, Echo, KIA." These words, spoken by a Navy SEAL, ended Osama bin Laden’s reign of terror. SEAL Target Geronimo is the story of Neptune's Spear from the men who were there.  After talking to members of the SEAL team involved in the raid, Pfarrer shares never-before-revealed details in an exclusive account of what happened as he takes readers inside the walls of Bin Laden’s compound penetrating deep into the terrorist’s lair to reach the exact spot where the Al Qaeda leader was cowering when the bullet entered his head. SEAL Target Geronimo is an explosive story of unparalleled valor and clockwork military precision carried out by the most elite fighting force in the world—the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six.

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THE DEFINITIVE ACCOUNT OF THE SEAL  TEAM SIX OPERATION IN ABBOTTABAD
 
NEW IN THE PAPERBACK EDITION

 
Three new chapters of Information from newly declassified documents captured in the raid as well as a blockbuster independent investigation conducted by Pakistani Brigadeer General (Ret) Shukat Qadir, who interviewed military and ISI personnel as well as debriefing eyewitness and undertaking a guided tour of the bin Laden residence hours after the raid. 
 
The new chapters include detailed information on:

  • OBL's exact locations for the ten years he was on the run in Pakistan
  • The locations of Ayman Zawahiri and Mullah Omar.
  • An analysis of declassified papers taken by ST6 from Abbottabad
  • Al Qaeda's planned attack on the Pakistani nuclear weapons facility at Kahuta 
  • Al Qaeda's plan to use poison gas in Yemen (from a letter dated six days before OBL's death) 
  • Information taken from an independent Pakistani investigation of the raid to include previously unknown details of CIA's pre mission reconnaissance
  • The code name of Dr. Shekel Afridi's CIA controller and details about the "Hepatitis Screening Program" that eventually located OBL
  •  New details about Al Qaeda's kidnapping of an Iranian diplomat to trade for Khairee bin Laden (Wife #1) who was being held in Tehran
  • Details of OBLs detailed planning for the transfer of his wife after the prisoner exchange with the Iranians.
  • New details on CIA's phone call to the compound two nights before the raid
  • Information obtained during Pakistan's nearly year long interrogation of OBL's surviving wives and children
  • Information from the Pakistani first responders who entered the compound only minutes after the helicopters had left.
  • Connecting the dots on who the US closed in after the arrival of Khairee bin Laden, as well as the capture of Bali Bomber Umer Patik in Abbottabad a mere four months prior to the raid
  •  Eye witness testimony about the raid from OBL's widows and Children, as well as Pakistani neighbors who saw the entire raid.
  • Confirmation from eye witnesses who saw the helicopter crash in the middle of the operation and not at the beginning.
  • Details about Pakistani fighters who were scrambled and nearly shot down the US helicopters as they retreated.
  • More details about the "special access granted to Boal and Bigelow--confirmed by Freedom of Information Act requests that show DoD and WH emails confirming that the two SONY Studios filmmakers were give the names of ST6 operators unlawfully. 
And there is more, including information that following the November 2011 "Border Incident" in which US Special Operations Forces killed 20 Pakistani soldiers, Pakistan moved surface to air missiles to the Afghan Border.  The source for this information was Pakistani and all of it has been cross-referenced.  

About the Author:

Chuck Pfarrer is a former assault element commander of SEAL Team Six. He has written op-eds for The New York Times and the Knight Ridder syndicate, and appeared as an author and counterterrorism expert on C-SPAN2, NPR, Alhurra, IPR, Voice of America, Fox News, and America Tonight. Pfarrer serves presently as an associate editor of The Counter Terrorist, the American Journal of Counterterrorism. Pfarrer is the author of the bestseller Warrior Soul: The Memoir of a Navy SEAL. His Hollywood credits include writing and producing work for Navy Seals, Darkman, Hard Target, The Jackal, Virus, and Red Planet. He lives in Michigan.


In praising Erik Bergmann's narration of Robert Ludlum's The Moscow Vector, AudioFile magazine said, "Erik Bergmann skillfully infuses the myriad characters with distinct accents in this spine-tingling trek…Bergmann moves this captivating plot from the frying pan into the nuclear furnace." Bergmann has also narrated books in The Justice League series as well as Stephen P. Kiernan's The Curiosity, whose cast won an AudioFile Earphones Award.

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