On May 2, 2011, at 1:03 a.m. in Pakistan, a satellite uplink was sent from the town of Abbottabad crackling into the situation room of the White House in Washington, D.C.: 'Geronimo, Echo, KIA'. These words, spoken by a Navy SEAL, put paid to Osama bin Laden's three-decade-long career of terror. This is the story of Bin Laden's relentless hunters and how they took down the terrorist mastermind, told by Chuck Pfarrer, a former assault element commander of SEAL Team Six. After talking to members of the SEAL team involved in the raid, Pfarrer shares never-before-revealed details of the historic 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 - both inside the building and outside. Pfarrer takes readers inside the operation as the SEALs flew over the wall of Bin Laden's shabby compound and then penetrated deeper and deeper into the terrorist's lair, telling us just what it looked, sounded, and smelled like in that sweltering Pakistani suburb. He takes us to the exact spot where the al-Qaeda leader was cowering when the bullet entered his head. SEAL Target Geronimo is an explosive story of unparalleled valour, clockwork military precision, and deadly accuracy carried out by one of the most elite fighting forces in the world - the U.S. Navy's SEAL Team Six.
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01 February 2013
Professional and scholarly
Neptune's Spear: The Bigger Picture. Abbottabad: May 1, 2011 - Late That Night. THE SEAL ROAD TO ABBOTTABAD: Men with Green Faces. An Invisible Empire: The Birth of the Joint Special Operations Command. Team Jedi. Going Solo. Maersk Alabama. BIN LADEN'S ROAD TO ABBOTTABAD: The Day the World Changed - September 11, 2001. Rich Kid. Learning to Hate. The Making of a Jihadi. Hero of the Lion's Den. The Emir. Weapons of Mass Denial. NEPTUNE'S SPEAR: Continue to Plan, Plan to Continue. The Man Without a Country. Neptune's Spear. Thirty-eight Minutes. What Came After. How This Book Was Written. Acknowledgments. Glossary.
Chuck Pfarrer is a former Assault element Commander of SEAL Team Six, and author of the bestseller Warrior Soul: The Memoir of a Navy Seal.
Reviews for SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden
<p> A marvelously engrossing account of the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden...Richly told in broad, cinematic strokes, this is catnip for readers who enjoy special-ops tales. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)<br> The book is more than just a high-adventure black ops thriller. It is a work of historical importance that sets the record straight about our struggle against forces dedicated to rebuilding an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East... It is a book you will read as you walk on the sidewalk because you do not want the action to stop. --Neil W. McCabe, Human Events<br> Pfarrer certainly had access. A SEAL Team Six assault-element commander in the 1980s, he is known inside the intelligence community for his well-regarded first book, Warrior Soul...He clearly had detailed conversations with senior officers in the SEALs' chain of command (especially Adm. William McRaven and then-SEAL Team Six commander Scott Kerr) and understands the vocabulary and the