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The Hunt For “Geronimo” by Mark Bowden, Vanity Fair.
President Obama saw it as a “50–50” proposition. Admiral Bill McRaven, mission commander, knew something would go wrong. So how did the raid that killed bin Laden get green-lighted? In an adaptation from his new book, Mark Bowden weaves together accounts from Obama and top decision-makers for the full story behind the daring operation.
Dave Dilegge is Editor-in-Chief of Small Wars Journal and serves as a Director at Small Wars Foundation. He is a retired USMCR Intelligence and Counterintelligence / HUMINT officer, and former USMC civilian intelligence analyst, as well as a defense consultant in the private sector. His son, David, is an Infantry Sergeant in the Big Red One.
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