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Hunting the Caliphate

America's War on ISIS and the Dawn of the Strike Cell

by Dana J.H. Pittard Author · Wes J. Bryant Author


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In this vivid first-person narrative, a Special Operations Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) and his commanding general give fascinating and detailed accounts of America's fight against one of the most barbaric insurgencies the world has ever seen. In the summer of 2014, three years after America's full troop withdrawal from the Iraq War, President Barack Obama authorized a small task force to push back into Baghdad. Their mission: Protect the Iraqi capital and U.S. embassy from a rapidly emerging terrorist threat. A plague of brutality, that would come to be known as ISIS, had created a foothold in northwest Iraq and northeast Syria. It had declared itself a Caliphate-an independent nation-state administered by an extreme and cruel form of Islamic law-and was spreading like a newly evolved virus. Soon, a massive and devastating U.S. military response had unfolded. Hear the ground truth on the senior military and political interactions that shaped America's war against ISIS, a war unprecedented in both its methodology and its application of modern military technology.

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Tantor Media, Inc.
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Dana J.H. Pittard (Author)

Dana J. H. Pittard retired from the U.S. Army in 2015 at the rank of Major General after thirty-four years of active duty service. In 2014, he was picked to lead the initial U.S. response to halt the aggressive spread of ISIS in Iraq. He currently...

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Wes J. Bryant (Author)

Wes J. Bryant is a former Special Operations Forces Tactical Air Control Party-Joint Terminal Attack Controller (SOF TACP-JTAC). Wes holds a bachelor's degree in Asian Studies and currently pursues writing, editing, and consulting while teaching t...

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Narrator :
Mike Chamberlain
Author of introduction, etc. :
General David Petraeus
Narrator :
Shawn Compton
Author :
Dana J.H. Pittard
Author :
Wes J. Bryant
Hunting the Caliphate
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