Drone Warrior: An Elite Soldier's Inside Account of the Hunt for America's Most Dangerous Enemies by Brett Velicovich

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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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ISBN : 0062693913
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Brittany rated it ★★★★★

September 18, 2017

I spent a lot of time thinking about this one and feel that it deserves a solid 4.5 stars. I got swept up in the story telling and could relate to a lot of details with my own past. At first this seemed like it may turn into one of those military brag novels, but I assure you that it so far from...

Jean rated it ★★★★☆

October 12, 2017

It seems Drones are playing a key role in the military these days so the title of this book “Drone Warrior: An Elite Soldier’s Inside Account Of The Hunt For America’s Most Dangerous Enemies” grabbed my attention and I decided to read about Drones. This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at Dr...

Dianna rated it ★★★★★

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...

Jennifer rated it ★★★★★

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!!!

Dan rated it ★★★★★

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.

Sarah Anne rated it ★★★★☆

December 15, 2017

“Hunting terrorists was a rough existence. It was a stressful job and I had to give up a lot to do it right.” Brett Velicovich joined the Army after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. He wanted to help America fight its enemy. Little did he know that his path in the military would take him to joining...

Mohamed rated it ★★★★☆

September 06, 2017

this is one of the most interesting books in its genre as most special ops book are based on the encounters of the "operators", not intel. it's kinda sparse on the details, but I guess that is how it was allowed to get published, but it has the minimum information to understand. It also could be t...

Steve rated it ★★★★★

January 15, 2018

An excellent read that I could not put down. The technical and logistic details of how the drone war really works is fascinating. Also the absolute souless cruelty of these redicalized killers is once again revealed. But I was also struck by the side story of the author himself in his journey thr...

Thomas rated it ★★★★☆

October 18, 2017

Well written and addictive. Reads like a good episode of Homeland, but the bigger picture or lesson if you will, is not very clear. Is it that it's tough to be a soldier? That seems to be the biggest focus. I came away with the message that drones have changed warfare radically because they provid...

Hugh rated it ★★★★☆

December 28, 2017

Insightful A great personal view into a world most will never see or know about. Warfare will continue to morph into these types of engagements but most of the population will still picture WW 2 or Vietnam when they think of war. This book unfortunately leaves a lot out due to classified informati...

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