On May 2, 2011, at 1:03 a.m. in Pakistan, a satellite uplink was sent from Abbottabad crackling to the situation room of the White House in Washington, D.C.: "Geronimo, Echo, KIA." These words, spoken by a Navy SEAL, put an end to Osama bin Laden's three-decade-long career of terror.
For 10 years following 9/11, Bin Laden was the object of the most intense manhunt in modern history. This reclusive Saudi millionaire bankrolled a handpicked gang of jihadists who were determined to replace governments of the world with a centralized Islamic regime. He ruled over an empire of terror whose fanatics truck-bombed, hijacked, and murdered a bloody swath across four continents. Three U.S. presidents vowed to bring him to justice. Intelligence organizations from a dozen nations sent agents after him. Finally, the man who would have remade the world, was brought to bay-shot down as he cowered behind his own family member-by warfare operators from U.S. Navy's ultrasecret SEAL Team Six.
SEAL Target Geronimo is the story of Bin Laden's relentless hunters and how they took down the terrorist mastermind, told by Chuck Pfarrer, former assault element commander of SEAL Team Six and author of Warrior Soul: The Memoir of a Navy SEAL. After talking to SEAL team members involved in the raid, Pfarrer shares never-before-revealed details of the raid and the men who planned and conducted it in an exclusive boots-on-the-ground account of what happened during each minute of the mission.
Pfarrer takes readers inside the operation as SEALs flew over the wall of Bin Laden's shabby, litter-strewn compound and then penetrated deeper into the terrorist's lair, telling what it looked, sounded, and smelled like in that sweltering Pakistani suburb. He takes us to the courtyard to witness the near-disaster of the malfunctioning helicopter and brings us to the spot where the al-Qaeda leader was cowering when the bullet entered his head.
SEAL Target Geronimo is an explosive story of unparalleled valor, military precision, and deadly accuracy carried out by the most elite fighting force in the world-U.S. Navy's SEAL Team Six.
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