Author(s): Peter Bergen
Al Qaeda expert and CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen paints a multi-dimensional picture of the hunt for bin Laden over the past decade, as well as the recent campaign that gradually tightened the noose around him. Other key elements of the book will include: a careful account of Obama's decision-making process in the final weeks and days as the raid was planned, as well as what NSC cabinet members were advising him; the fascinating story of a group of mostly women analysts at the CIA in the HVT (high value target) section, who never gave up assembling the tiniest clues about OBL's whereabouts; the untold and action-packed history of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and the SEALs, which accounts for the confidence Obama had in tasking them with the mission; and an analysis of what the death of OBL means for al Qaeda, for the wider jihadist movement that looked to him for inspiration and strategic guidance, and for Obama's legacy.
Just as Hugh Trevor-Roper's "The Last Days of Hitler" was the definitive account of the death of the Nazi dictator, so too is "Manhunt" the authoritative, immersive account of the operation that killed the man who organized the largest mass murder in American history.
The definitive account of the decade-long manhunt that killed the world's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden.
PETER BERGEN is a National Security Analyst for CNN and the author of three previous books about al Qaeda and the U.S.-led war on terrorism, including Holy War, Inc., a New York Times bestseller that has been translated into eighteen languages. Bergen is also the director of the national security studies program at the New America Foundation and a research fellow at NYU's Center on Law and Security. He has reported on al Qaeda, Afghanistan, Pakistan, counterterrorism, and the Middle East for a wide range of newspapers and magazines.