Wanted Dead or Alive

Manhunts from Geronimo to Bin Laden
Product Number: EB00477671
Released: Jul 28, 2014
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780230338913
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Description

Early May 2011, in a dramatic late-night appearance at the White House, President Obama declared that "justice has been done" as he announced that Osama bin Laden was dead. After more than a decade of military operations across Central Asia and the Middle East, the Al Qaida leader who orchestrated the 9/11 terrorist attacks was finally killed in a firefight with U.S. Navy SEALs in Pakistan. Although this daring raid marked the end of the longest strategic manhunt in American history, bin Laden was not the first individual targeted as the objective of a military campaign. From Geronimo to Pancho Villa, to Manuel Noriega, to Saddam Hussein, the United States has deployed military forces to kill or capture a single person nearly a dozen times since 1885. Part military history, part action thriller, and part strategic policy analysis, Wanted Dead or Alive chronicles the extraordinary efforts of the military and intelligence agencies to bring America's enemies to justice.

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Author(s): Benjamin Runkle
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Aug 02, 2011

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