An Elite Soldier's Inside Account of the Hunt for America's Most Dangerous Enemies
Dey Street Books
On Sale: June 27, 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
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A former special operations member takes us inside America’s
covert drone war in this headline-making, never-before-told
account for fans of Zero Dark Thirty and Lone Survivor, told
by a Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal writer and
filled with eye-opening and sure to be controversial details.
For nearly a decade Brett Velicovich was at the center of
America’s new warfare: using unmanned aerial
vehicles—drones—to take down the world’s deadliest
terrorists across the globe. One of an elite handful in the
entire military with the authority to select targets and
issue death orders, he worked in concert with the full human
and technological network of American intelligence—assets,
analysts, spies, informants—and the military’s elite
operatives, to stalk, capture, and eliminate high value
targets in al-Qaeda and ISIS.
In this remarkable book, co-written with journalist
Christopher S. Stewart, Velicovich offers unprecedented
perspective on the remarkably complex nature of drone
operations and the rigorous and wrenching decisions behind
them. In intimate gripping detail, he shares insider,
action-packed stories of the most coordinated, advanced, and
secret missions that neutralized terrorists, preserved the
lives of US and international warriors across the globe, and
saved countless innocents in the hottest conflict zones today.
Drone Warrior also chronicles the US military’s evolution in
the past decade and the technology driving it. Velicovich
considers the future it foretells, and speaks candidly on
the physical and psychological toll it exacts, including the
impact on his own life. He reminds us that while these
machines can kill, they can also be used productively to
improve and preserve life, including protecting endangered
species, work he is engaged in today.
Joining warfare classics such as American Sniper, Lone
Survivor, and No Easy Day, Drone Warrior is the definitive
account of our nation’s capacity and capability for war in
the modern age.
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