A dramatic insider account of the world of private military contracting.
Armored cars, burner phones, top-notch weaponry and top-secret missions--this is the life of today's private military contractor. Like author Simon Chase, many PMCs were once the world's top military operatives, and since retiring from outfits like US Navy SEAL TEAM Six and the UK's Special Boat Service, they have devoted their lives to executing sensitive and hazardous missions overseas.
Working at the request of U.S. and British government entities as well as for private clients, he takes on jobs that require "zero footprint," with no trace of their actions left behind.
Chase delivers first-hand accounts of tracking Bin Laden in Afghanistan and being one of the first responders after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. We see his teams defuse terrorist bombs, guard dignitaries, and protect convoys traveling through perilous territory--and then there are the really big jobs: top-secret "zero footprint" missions that include searching for High Value Targets and setting up arms shipping networks.
The missions in Zero Footprint will shock readers, but so will the personal dangers. Chase and the men he works with operate without government backup or air rescue. If they die serving their country--they remain anonymous. There are no military honors or benefits. Contractors like Simon Chase are the unsung heroes in the war against terrorism, a strong, but largely invisible force--until now.
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Exactly what it says
I read this book becasue there so much negativity about it. There is way to much detail in the book for the author to be fake or their source of information and story to be fake. It seems all books in this genre get called out, either by haters or by the very people it talks about trying to sow dissent and mis direction. Either way, it’s a very insightful and gripping read into a very controversial aspect of the Global War on Terror. Also, if you read closely, it was written to raise funds for Veterans charities dealing with PTSD. A very noble cause.
Each Chapter an Adventure
Great book. Couldn't put it down. Each chapter was it's own adventure from Iraq to Syria to Malibu.
Best book I've ever read!!
Zero Footprint provided a great insight to the secret, discreet world of PMC's. This book changed my view on many, many different things... I recommend this book to military lovers and people who are intrigued by military type things. Great overall read!!