America's most secret Special Forces unit does not even have a name. Formed as the 'Intelligence Support Activity', it has had a succession of innocuous titles to hide its ferocious purpose. It exists to 'undertake activities only when other intelligence or operational support elements are unavailable or inappropriate'. Translated from Pentagon-speak, this means operating undercover in the world's most dangerous places, penetrating enemy organizations including Al Qa'eda, Hamas and Islamic Jihad. 'The Activity' combines the spy work of the CIA with the commando/SAS role of the Green Berets. It not only provides the intelligence on the ground - it translates it into 'direct action'. This is the unit that located Saddam Hussein. It is now dedicated to the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
From its creation, in the wake of the abortive Iranian Hostage rescue mission, to the rescue of hostages and the killing of terrorist leaders, this is the untold story of America's secret soldiers.
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We have the SAS. The Americans have 'the Activity', a top secret special operations unit forming and re-forming itself under code-names such as Torn Victor. They are a shadowy body, but Michael Smith tells their story with style and authority. (Sally Cousins DAILY TELEGRAPH)
Stirring stuff ( AIRCRAFT ILLUSTRATED)
The author writes compellingly and has clealy done his homework. It's hard to put Killer Elite down once you start reading; it will educate, amaze and excite you, mainly because you've heard about most of these missions before - just not in this much detail. (John Yialeloglou AIR FORCE NEWS)
The inside story of America's most secret Special Forces unit
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Descrizione libro Cassell, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0304367273
Descrizione libro Cassell, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0304367273
Descrizione libro Cassell, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110304367273