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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.
|Title||:||Drone Warrior: An Elite Soldier's Inside Account of the Hunt for America's Most Dangerous Enemies|
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July 15, 2017
Very insightful and educational about the war on terror. As a game wardens wife, I love the new roles UAVs are taking on!!!
July 11, 2017
The book WOW'd me! I couldn't put it down! It gives an in depth look at what modern military faces . It's a story of courage and a test of Personal strength. The author made it easy to read and I was transported right alongside . It made me laugh, cry, and bite my nails. Typically not a reader of...
July 06, 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. You really get to see what goes on before, during, and after drone strikes. It shows that drones protect American soldiers and America. Highly recommended.
August 20, 2017
Loved this book. I didn't really understand how UAVs were being used in the war on terror and now I do. And I have an appreciation for the men and women that have to do it to keep the world safe. Also, I was happy to read at the end how they are being used for other non-war purposes as well. Wort...
August 13, 2017
I received this book as a First Read. It's an interesting memoir about a soldier's use of drones in modern warfare and the fight against terrorism. The book is unnerving if for no other reason than the possible implications for drone use in civilian life and surveillance.
July 31, 2017
This is the first book I have read about the drone warfare program. It was an enjoyable read. It was fast paced, much like "The Operator" the last book I read. Also interesting to learn the psychological stress the drone operators are under.
August 17, 2017
Good insights unto the behind the scenes
A well told story of what life was like for intelligence operators in the box that controlled our drone fleet.
July 31, 2017
Awesome insights into drone warfare and the author's journey
July 19, 2017