Kill or Capture: How a Special Operations Task Force Took Down a Notorious al Qaeda Terrorist

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Macmillan, Feb 1, 2011 - History - 304 pages
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The electrifying true story of the pursuit for the man behind al Qaeda's suicide bombing campaign in Iraq

Kill or Capture is a true-life thriller that tells the story of senior military interrogator Matthew Alexander's adrenalinefilled, "outside the wire" pursuit of a notorious Syrian mass murderer named Zafar—the leader of al Qaeda in northern Iraq—a killer with the blood of thousands of innocents on his hands.

In a breathless thirty-day period, Alexander and a small Special Operations task force brave the hazards of the Iraqi insurgency to conduct dangerous kill-or-capture missions and hunt down a murderer. Kill or Capture immerses readers in the dangerous world of battlefield interrogations as the author and his team climb the ladder of al Qaeda leadership in a series of raids, braving roadside bombs, near death by electrocution and circles within circles of lies.

 

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Review: Kill or Capture: How a Special Operations Task Force Took Down a Notorious al Qaeda Terrorist

User Review  - Jason Lopez - Goodreads

Really enjoyed this book. It was a great insight to the many ways that interrogations can go. Some, if done correctly, can really add to the perception and image of American military and intelligence ... Read full review

Review: Kill or Capture: How a Special Operations Task Force Took Down a Notorious al Qaeda Terrorist

User Review  - Goodreads

Really enjoyed this book. It was a great insight to the many ways that interrogations can go. Some, if done correctly, can really add to the perception and image of American military and intelligence ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
1
The Mole
7
Go North
15
Twins
21
The Assyrian
35
Chasing Ghosts
63
Power Lines
91
Three Brothers
103
Father and Son
159
All Roads Lead to Mecca
177
Fire in the Oven
215
The Eagle and the Chickens
227
The Generator
245
EPILOGUE
271
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
277
What Went Wrong Torture and
281

Hamza
125
Round Two
145

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About the author (2011)

MATTHEW ALEXANDER is an eighteen-year veteran of the Air Force and Air Force Reserves. A four-time combat veteran of Bosnia, Kosovo, and Iraq, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his achievements in Iraq. He is the author of How to Break a Terrorist.

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