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Relentless Strike - The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command

Sean Naylor

Since the attacks of September 11, one organization has been at the forefront of America's military response. Its efforts turned the tide against al-Qaida in Iraq, killed Bin Laden and Zarqawi, rescued Captain Phillips and captured Saddam Hussein. Its commander can direct cruise missile strikes from nuclear submarines and conduct special operations raids anywhere in the world. Relentless Strike tells the inside story of Joint Special Operations Command, the secret military organization that during the past decade has revolutionized counterterrorism, seamlessly fusing intelligence and operational skills to conduct missions that hit the headlines, and those that have remained in the shadows-until now. Because JSOC includes the military's most storied special operations units-Delta Force, SEAL Team 6, the 75th Ranger Regiment-as well as America's most secret aviation and intelligence units, this is their story, too. Relentless Strike reveals tension-drenched meetings in war rooms from the Pentagon to Iraq and special operations battles from the cabin of an MH-60 Black Hawk to the driver's seat of Delta Force's Pinzgauer vehicles as they approach their targets. Through exclusive interviews, reporter Sean Naylor uses his unique access to reveal how an organization designed in the 1980s for a very limited mission set transformed itself after 9/11 to become the military's premier weapon in the war against terrorism and how it continues to evolve today.

Since the attacks of September 11, one organization has been at the forefront of America's military response. Its efforts turned the tide against al-Qaida in Iraq, killed Bin Laden and Zarqawi, rescued Captain Phillips and captured Saddam Hussein. Its commander can direct cruise missile strikes from nuclear submarines and conduct special operations raids anywhere in the world. Relentless Strike tells the inside story of Joint Special Operations Command, the secret military organization that during the past decade has revolutionized counterterrorism, seamlessly fusing intelligence and operational skills to conduct missions that hit the headlines, and those that have remained in the shadows-until now. Because JSOC includes the military's most storied special operations units-Delta Force, SEAL Team 6, the 75th Ranger Regiment-as well as America's most secret aviation and intelligence units, this is their story, too. Relentless Strike reveals tension-drenched meetings in war rooms from the Pentagon to Iraq and special operations battles from the cabin of an MH-60 Black Hawk to the driver's seat of Delta Force's Pinzgauer vehicles as they approach their targets. Through exclusive interviews, reporter Sean Naylor uses his unique access to reveal how an organization designed in the 1980s for a very limited mission set transformed itself after 9/11 to become the military's premier weapon in the war against terrorism and how it continues to evolve today.
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History

Description:

Since the attacks of September 11, one organization has been at the forefront of America's military response. Its efforts turned the tide against al-Qaida in Iraq, killed Bin Laden and Zarqawi, rescued Captain Phillips and captured Saddam Hussein. Its commander can direct cruise missile strikes from nuclear submarines and conduct special operations raids anywhere in the world. Relentless Strike tells the inside story of Joint Special Operations Command, the secret military organization that during the past decade has revolutionized counterterrorism, seamlessly fusing intelligence and operational skills to conduct missions that hit the headlines, and those that have remained in the shadows-until now. Because JSOC includes the military's most storied special operations units-Delta Force, SEAL Team 6, the 75th Ranger Regiment-as well as America's most secret aviation and intelligence units, this is their story, too. Relentless Strike reveals tension-drenched meetings in war rooms from the Pentagon to Iraq and special operations battles from the cabin of an MH-60 Black Hawk to the driver's seat of Delta Force's Pinzgauer vehicles as they approach their targets. Through exclusive interviews, reporter Sean Naylor uses his unique access to reveal how an organization designed in the 1980s for a very limited mission set transformed itself after 9/11 to become the military's premier weapon in the war against terrorism and how it continues to evolve today.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Runnette

Length:

19h 18m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

12:07


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

30:39


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

30:43


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

38:02


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

28:53


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

27:07


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

29:49


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

25:00


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

46:04


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

47:33


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

43:29


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

48:08


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

56:05


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

33:48


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

26:48


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

01:11:34


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

34:35


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

42:02


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

32:22


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

31:00


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

31:13


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

56:28


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

30:45


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

40:43


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

24:32


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

01:09:21


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

36:21


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

30:53


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

43:46


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

16:31


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

41:38


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

00:43