Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Operations on the Front Lines of Afghanistan

Author(s): Anthony Shaffer

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Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer was part of a secret detachment of the US Army known as the 'Jedi Knights'. In "Operation Dark Heart", he reveals for the first time, and in amazing detail, the otherwise secret world of black operations and clandestine intelligence plots conducted by the Western allies in an alien terrain against often undefinable enemies. This book is a gripping and compulsive insight into the espionage world and into a complex labyrinth of agencies that do not like to share secrets. It is also the true and moving story of a twenty-first-century warrior.

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The explosive memoir that the American government tried to ban

"Anthony Shaffer has written a gripping account, filled with amazing detail, of an otherwise secret world. Shaffer has the instincts of a thriller writer and the knowledge and perspective of the professional insider. "Operation Dark Heart "is a fascinating page-turner." - "Doug Stanton", author of "Horse Soldiers "Takes you inside the espionage world, a labyrinth of secret agencies that do not like to share secrets." - "Army Times "Riveting." - "Playboy" "A nonfiction book that frequently reads like an adventure novel ... A fascinating, eye-opening book." - "Booklist" "Operation Dark Heart" provides a view of the war that you will not get from the news." - "Bowling Green Daily News" "["Operation Dark Heart"] takes you inside the espionage world, a labyrinth of secret agencies that do not like to share secrets." - "Army Times"

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer is a highly experienced intelligence officer and recipient of the Bronze Star, with 25 years of field experience. He currently serves as the Reserve G6 Assistant Chief of Staff, Communications and Technology, of an Army Reserve division and is also a senior adviser on terrorism and counter-insurgency issues to multiple organisations.

General Fields

  • : 9781780575421
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : 0.229
  • : June 2012
  • : 198mm X 127mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anthony Shaffer
  • : Paperback
  • : 958.10478
  • : 320