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Wanted dead or alive : manhunts from Geronimo to Bin Laden

Author: Benjamin Runkle
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A top security specialist tells the exciting tales of America's hunts for its most dangerous outlaws and terrorists"--Page [2] of jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: Geronimo; Pancho Villa; Augusto César Sandino; Manuel Antonio Noriega; Mohammed Farah Aidid; Saddam Hussein; Osama Bin Laden; Abū Muṣʻab Zarqāwī; Mohammed Farah Aidid; Osama Bin Laden; Geronimo; Saddam Hussein; Manuel Antonio Noriega; Augusto César Sandino; Pancho Villa; Abū Muṣʻab Zarqāwī
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Runkle
ISBN: 9780230104853 0230104851
OCLC Number: 702168802
Description: vi, 282 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : when the man is the mission --
The Geronimo campaign --
The capture of Emilio Aguinaldo --
Pancho Villa and the Punitive Expedition --
The Sandino Affair --
The Vatican, black voodoo, heavy metal, and the Delta Force : the hunt for Manuel Noriega --
The warlord's revenge : Task Force Ranger and the search for Mohammed Farah Aideed --
The hunt for Osama bin Laden, part I --
Strategic manhunts in Mesopotamia : Saddam Hussein and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi --
The hunt for Osama bin Laden part II, manhunting lessons learned and Tora Bora reconsidered --
Conclusion : beyond bin Laden : the future of strategic manhunts.
Responsibility: Benjamin Runkle.

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From Geronimo to Bin Laden, the United States has deployed military forces to kill or capture a single person nearly a dozen times since 1885. Part military history, part action thriller, and part  Read more...

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