For nearly a week, 40 of America’s best trained, most elite Soldiers from the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta, or “Delta Force,” combed the 14,000 foot peaks with wavering Afghan militia allies to hunt down the world’s most wanted man: Osama bin Laden. In a first ever account, the man who shepherded those bearded warriors into Tora Bora’s thin mountain air writes of the near misses, frustrated plans and weak-kneed guerrillas that stymied their quest for al Qaeda’s top commanders.
Writing under the name “Dalton Fury,” the Delta Force commander — a major at the time – gives a detailed look in “Kill bin Laden: A Delta Commander’s Account of the Hunt for the World’s Most Wanted Man” how the unit prepared for, planned and executed its complicated mission.
I haven’t checked out the book, but it sure sounds interesting. For the record: I’ve never been convinced that bin Laden got away.