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First casualty : the untold story of the CIA mission to avenge 9/11 / Toby Harnden.

Harnden, Toby, (author.).

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Summary:

America is reeling; Al-Qaeda has struck and thousands are dead. The country scrambles to respond, but the Pentagon has no plan for Afghanistan--where Osama bin Laden masterminded the attack and is protected by the Taliban. Instead, the CIA steps forward to spearhead the war. Eight CIA officers are dropped into the mountains of northern Afghanistan on October 17, 2001. They are Team Alpha, an eclectic band of linguists, tribal experts, and elite warriors: the first Americans to operate inside Taliban territory. Their covert mission is to track down Al- Qaeda and stop the terrorists from infiltrating the United States again. First Casualty places you with Team Alpha as the CIA rides into battle on horseback alongside the warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum. In Washington, DC, few trust that the CIA men, the Green Berets, and the Americans' outnumbered Afghan allies can prevail before winter sets in. On the ground, Team Alpha is undeterred. The Taliban is routed but hatches a plot with Al-Qaeda to hit back. Hundreds of suicidal fighters, many hiding weapons, fake a surrender and are transported to Qala-i Jangi--the "Fort of War."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 958.1047373 HAR 2021 (Text) 33892100756270 Adult New Books Book None 09/20/2021 Checked out 12/10/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316540957
  • ISBN: 0316540951
  • Physical Description: xviii, 412 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Maps on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-394) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Zero hour -- Blue sky -- Third option -- Showtime -- Kill box -- Talisman -- Two Cadillacs -- Wild thing -- Devil's water -- The fort -- Goat rodeo -- Not surrendered -- The Irishman -- Pink house -- Trojan horse -- Cleared hot -- Absolutely wrong -- Yeah, baby! -- Lucky boots -- No secrets -- Tomorrowland -- Days of thunder.
Summary, etc.:
America is reeling; Al-Qaeda has struck and thousands are dead. The country scrambles to respond, but the Pentagon has no plan for Afghanistan--where Osama bin Laden masterminded the attack and is protected by the Taliban. Instead, the CIA steps forward to spearhead the war. Eight CIA officers are dropped into the mountains of northern Afghanistan on October 17, 2001. They are Team Alpha, an eclectic band of linguists, tribal experts, and elite warriors: the first Americans to operate inside Taliban territory. Their covert mission is to track down Al- Qaeda and stop the terrorists from infiltrating the United States again. First Casualty places you with Team Alpha as the CIA rides into battle on horseback alongside the warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum. In Washington, DC, few trust that the CIA men, the Green Berets, and the Americans' outnumbered Afghan allies can prevail before winter sets in. On the ground, Team Alpha is undeterred. The Taliban is routed but hatches a plot with Al-Qaeda to hit back. Hundreds of suicidal fighters, many hiding weapons, fake a surrender and are transported to Qala-i Jangi--the "Fort of War."
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
Afghan War, 2001- > Campaigns > Afghanistan.
Afghan War, 2001- > Participation, American.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency > History > 21st century.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.

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