The Ten-year Search for Bin Laden From 9/11 to Abbottabad

Book - 2012
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From the author of the New York Times bestselling Holy War, Inc. , this is the definitive account of the decade-long manhunt for the world's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden.
Al Qaeda expert and CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen paints a multidimensional picture of the hunt for Osama bin Laden over the past decade, including the operation that killed him. Other key elements of the book will include:
- A careful account of Obama's decision-making process as the raid was planned
- The fascinating story of a group of women CIA analysts who never gave up assembling the tiniest clues about bin Laden's whereabouts
- The untold and action-packed history of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and the SEALs
- An analysis of what the death of bin Laden means for Al Qaeda and for Obama's legacy
Just as Hugh Trevor-Roper's The Last Days of Hitler was the definitive account of the death of the Nazi dictator, Manhunt is the authoritative, immersive account of the death of the man who organized the largest mass murder in American history.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780385676779
Branch Call Number: 958.1046092 BER
Characteristics: xxi, 359 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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Oct 31, 2016

If you want to know what the power players in Washington want to say about their role in the hunt for UBL, this is your book. If you want the real story, go elsewhere.

Clearly Peter Bergen squared away his duties by making his sources look good, the real story be damned. This is a real stinker of a book and looks all the worse as other facets of the story come to light through real journalism and participant accounts.


Nov 05, 2013

Update, 5/11/15:
[So either Seymour Hersh is correct, or Bergen is correct, and Hersh as the far better track record.]
Peter Bergen is a director of the New America Foundation, partially funded by Peter G. Peterson (whose Blackstone Group was the mortgage owner of record for the WTC's Building #7, and brokered the sale of the WTC, and was later the manager of the 9/11 captive insurance fund of $1 billion) and his Peterson Foundation, the remaining funding from the other oil people, Pew Charitable Trusts. Odd how the "lone gunman" whether it is Lee Oswald, or Osama bin Laden, is killed so no court trial can ever be held? Then, most conviently, case closed with their deaths! But how did OBL know of the blind radar zones, which those four airliners flew into before shutting off their flight transponders (IFF)? So many unanswered questions, and yet we are supposed to believe . . . .

Jun 27, 2012

Interesting behind the scenes info on the many people involved in finding bin Laden.

voisjoe1 Jun 16, 2012

Like the blurbs say, Manhunt reads like a thriller. Peter Bergen is the world's expert on Al Qaeda and this is his third New York best seller on the subject. The Seal Team practiced the strike on a full-sized replica of the bin Laden compound many times and they had numerous Plan B's, C's for everything imaginable that could have gone wrong (like the helicopter that crashed on the compound wall).

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