Eric Maroney, author of Religious Syncretism, The Other Zions, & published fiction
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad
Peter Bergen’s Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad is a fascinating, brisk read, by one of the few western journalists who ever interviewed Bin Laden. He is also a journalist with deep and wide contacts in the intelligence and military communities; this shows in the number of sources he must re-name, as they are still involved in sensitive operations.
I would imagine that Bergen’s work will remain the “go-to” book for the intelligence and military operations that led to the capture of Bin Laden until documents and information are revealed to historians at some future date.
Until then, the War on Terror will draw a tight shroud around anything other kind of investigation but the kind of journalistic footwork that Bergen