Zero Footprint

Zero Footprint

The True Story of A Private Military Contractor's Covert Assignments in Syria, Libya, and the World's Most Dangerous Places

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316342247
Branch Call Number: 355.354
Characteristics: xii, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Pezzullo, Ralph - Author


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Feb 11, 2019

Illuminating look at the use of contractors to get around foreign policy restrictions. Recommended for anyone who wants to understand parts of our forever wars

Jul 10, 2018

Enjoyable read. Not concerned about the why of what is being done. Focused on how. Briefly touches on the psychic Home front issues that result from extended exposure to humanity's worst... quick read.

Mee2 Feb 08, 2016

Rather than read the book and write an honest review, let's just, well, bash it. (And keep doing it with many, many other library items!)

LRS1969 Feb 08, 2016

Rather than reinvent the wheel on this nonsensical fictional book, which wouldn't even make a good novel, see the 1-star reviews here:

For the REAL Simon Chase who this imposter took for his alias name (remember that this fictitious Simon Chase is British), see:

Jan 22, 2016

This is kind of a dumb book, written by a PMC type [who sounds like a spook wannabe??], and does touch on Benghazi and Syria - - so one might either learn, or have previous knowledge reinforced, about the cluster**** which those places were and are - - personally don't believe this fellow added anything to anything? Was // recruited from juvie by the Royal Marines \\ ??? Not impressed overall, but the the invasion of Iraq to the present [and going back to the destabilization of Afghanistan, beginning under Jimmy Carter] sure shows the elites to be sadly lacking, sadly ultra-incompetent, and only interested in their most short-sighted profit!


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