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Task Force Black: The explosive true story of the SAS and the secret war in Iraq

Mark Urban

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True war & combat stories, True stories of heroism, endurance & survival, Prose: non-fiction

The real story of Britain's war in Iraq has never been told - until now.

The book the MoD doesn't want you to read' - Daily Mail

Soon after British and American forces invaded Iraq they faced an insurgency that was almost impossible to understand, let alone reverse.

Facing defeat, the Coalition waged a hidden war within a war. Major-General Stan McChrystal devised a campaign fusing special forces, aircraft, and the latest surveillance technology with the aim of taking down the enemy faster than it could regenerate. Guided by intelligence, a small British special forces team met the car bombers' fire with fire and accounted for thousands of insurgents.

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Praise for Task Force Black: The explosive true story of the SAS and the secret war in Iraq

  • A ground-breaking, often chilling account . . . remarkable - Sunday Times

  • The book the MoD doesn't want you to read - Daily Mail

  • With unparalleled access to sources inside the SAS itself, Urban paints a picture of how our finest fighting men could be truly effective . . . An essential record of a remarkable military period - The Times

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Mark Urban

Mark Urban is Diplomatic and Defence Editor for Newsnight and the author of the Number One Sunday Times bestseller, Task Force Black.

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