Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in
Published: September 6, 2011
Publisher: ORION PUBLISHING GROUP
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1908059052
ISBN - 13: 9781908059055
From the Publisher
America''s most secret Special Forces unit does not even have a
name. Formed as the ''Intelligence Support Activity'', it has had a
succession of innocuous titles to hide its ferocious purpose. It
exists to ''undertake activities only when other intelligence or
operational support elements are unavailable or inappropriate''.
Translated from Pentagon-speak, this means operating undercover in
the world''s most dangerous places, penetrating enemy organizations
including Al Qa''eda, Hamas and Islamic Jihad. ''The Activity''
combines the spy work of the CIA with the commando/SAS role of the
Green Berets. It not only provides the intelligence on the ground -
it translates it into ''direct action''. This is the unit that
located Saddam Hussein, and recently led the intelligence operation
that found and killed Osama Bin Laden.
This is the untold story behind the world''s most secret Special
About the Author
Sunday Times Defence Correspondent Michael Smith is an expert on intelligence and special forces operations and was named Specialist Writer of the Year in the 2006 British Press Awards. Smith served for ten years with the British Army''s Intelligence Corps before leaving to join the BBC. He lives near Henley with his wife and family.