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Captured! Bringing in 9-11 Planner Khalid Sheik Mohammed

Special Forces Stories

by Michael Burgan


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Almost immediately after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the hunt began for the people behind them. Attention quickly moved to a shadowy figure who provided guidance, money, and inspiration. Special Forces and the CIA were tasked with tracking and capturing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Inside, read about the years-long investigation and the courageous raid that brought this criminal to justice. Sometimes a job is so tough, so dangerous, and so important that a singular group of people is needed to get it done. When that happens, the United States military calls upon members of the Special Forces. These elite, dedicated, and highly trained operators use their skills, talent, and courage to complete key missions and save lives. The tales of many of those historic missions are highly classified, but some can be told . . . in SPECIAL FORCES STORIES. Each title in SPECIAL FORCES STORIES includes color photos throughout, and back matter including an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Key Icons in this series are: Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the backmatter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

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National Highlights Inc.
Mason Crest
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Special Forces Stories


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