Jawbreaker: The Attack on Bin Laden and Al Qaeda: A Personal Account by the CIA's Key Field Commander

New York: Crown Publishers, 2005. First edition. Stated. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xxi, 328 p. Redacted (blacked over) portions. Glossary. Key Characters. Maps. Illustrations (color). Index. Did the United States botch an opportunity to kill or capture Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora, Afghanistan, back in December, 2001? The Defense Department said no. President Bush said no. In JAWBREAKER, Gary Berntsen, a former CIA analyst who was there, addresses this issue and many other matters regarding the CIA and the war on terror. Berntsen followed the standard procedure for ex-employees who have written books about their experiences: he submitted the manuscript of JAWBREAKER to the agency for vetting prior to publication. As the CIA's key commander coordinating the fight against Taliban forces around Kabul, and the drive toward Tora Bora, Berntsen not only led dozens of CIA and Special Operations Forces, he also raised 2, 000 Afghan fighters to aid in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. DJ in plastic sleeve.

Keywords: Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda, Taliban, Tora Bora, Bagram, CIA, Special Operations, Dostum, Tommy Franks, Chris Haas, Massoud, JSOC, Adam Khan, Kunduz, Northern Alliance, John Mulholland, Gary Schroen, Shomali Plains, Taloquan

ISBN: 9780307237408

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Price: $37.50

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