Hunting Al Qaeda

Written by commonsensejournal on April 19th, 2006

hunting al qaeda

I just finished a book titled “Hunting Al Qaeda: A Take-No-Prisoners Account of Terror, Adventure, and Disillusionment” about Special Forces Team 2085 of the Virginia National Guard and their missions (or lack thereof) in Afghanistan.? While there is some interesting information about the missions after 9/11, the book mostly deals with the bureaucracy and foot-dragging of some of the higher-ups.

While you certainly can’t have soldiers doing as they please and not getting approved from the higher-ups, this book points out how many Al Qaeda and Taliban were often missed because of red tape or foot dragging, and some were even released after they were captured, only to go back and start fighting American soldiers again. While this book is not as action-packed or written as well as Black Hawk Down, it is an informational read about the frustrations of some of the Virginia National Guard during this time.

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