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Hunting Down Saddam: Book by Robin Moore

Hunting Down Saddam

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ISBN: 9780312329167    Publisher: St Martin's Press Year of publishing: 2004     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 352        
This authoritative and insightful account plunges the American public into the real and personal story of the United States Special Forces on the ground in Iraq, and their efforts in the hunt for Saddam...Read more
This authoritative and insightful account plunges the American public into the real and personal story of the United States Special Forces on the ground in Iraq, and their efforts in the hunt for Saddam Hussein. Robin Moore has captured the friendship and admiration of the Special Forces and has carefully nurtured that relationship over the decades since his # 1 bestseller, The Green Berets. With approval from the upper branches of the Army, he has interviewed returning troops from Iraq, as well as Special Forces still there. As he travelled to Afghanistan to interview troops on the front line for his earlier book, now Robin Moore is spending time in Iraq interviewing Special Forces. Hunting Down Saddam contains, up-to-the-minute material into 2004, and provides never-before-heard accounts of the triumphs and frustrations, strategies and attacks, of those who have put their lives at risk to track down one of the most vicious leaders in the world. The secret entry into Iraq of the IOth Special Forces Group (Ft. Carson, Colorado) on March 21st, the first day of declared war. Special Forces and Florida National Guard raise the first United States flag on foreign soil in Iraq.
Special Forces 3rd Group flies into Masul, in Kurdish territory to reinforce the 10TH Group. Behind the scenes look at the funeral of a chief Kurdish political officer's son, who was killed by friendly fire from United States fighter plane. In attendance are the commanding officer and Sgt. Major of the 10TH Special Forces group. Action-packed and controversial, Hunting Down Saddam is teeming with inside information as Moore gets the real story out of these fighting men.
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A fast and furious read . . . when the historians try to put together the real facts of the two wars the U. S. has fought since September 11, 2001 this book will be a valuable contribution to their...Read more
A fast and furious read . . . when the historians try to put together the real facts of the two wars the U. S. has fought since September 11, 2001 this book will be a valuable contribution to their research."- Doris Kearns Goodwin
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