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Former US Delta officer’s book to shed light on Tora Bora

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Former Delta officer’s book to shed light on Tora Bora
• Posted February 1st, 2008 in Military News
Source: Sean D. Naylor - Staff writer

The Delta Force officer who commanded U.S. ground forces hunting Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora in late 2001 will publish a book in October that he promises will explain how the al-Qaida leader managed to slip through the grasp of the United States.

Link to article:

http://www.navyseals.com/former-delta-officer-s-book-shed-light-tora-bora
 
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Trip_Wire said:
Former Delta officer’s book to shed light on Tora Bora
• Posted February 1st, 2008 in Military News
Source: Sean D. Naylor - Staff writer

The Delta Force officer who commanded U.S. ground forces hunting Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora in late 2001 will publish a book in October that he promises will explain how the al-Qaida leader managed to slip through the grasp of the United States.

Link to article:

http://www.navyseals.com/former-delta-officer-s-book-shed-light-tora-bora
I wonder if he take the command to task for not supplying them with the necessary number of grunts to seal off the area and relying on Afghanis instead.
 
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Virgil said:
I wonder if he take the command to task for not supplying them with the necessary number of grunts to seal off the area and relying on Afghanis instead.
Or in fact explore the widely held belief in Afghanistan by locals and involved foriegners at the time that it was a deliberate policy, as by that stage a ‘quick finish’ to the OBL issue was no longer in the interests of a very large number of people
 
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Red Shrek said:
Don't these guys sign a confidentiality agreement not to publish books about their SF service?
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Fury said that, as required by the agreement he signed when he left the unit and retired, he sent Delta a copy of his manuscript for security review.

“They came up with a list of redactions of items they thought ought to be taken out,” he said. “I told them I would honor every one of those. However, they were never ever given to me.”

Delta’s higher headquarters apparently intervened, according to Fury. “It’s not Delta’s fault,” he said. “It’s their higher command – JSOC and SOCOM have the say. And they … collectively decided not to provide me with any detailed redactions after a year of trying through my attorney.”

“All I got back was responses [reminding me of] my commitment to the classified information agreement that I signed … [and] basically threatening to possibly take me to court over this.”

Fury said that after SOCOM “stifled it,” he sent the manuscript to the Defense Department’s Office of Security Review.

“OSR failed to respond in any timely manner at all, after numerous requests from my attorney.

“The comment that SOCOM made was that the sensitive information was so thoroughly woven into the manuscript that any attempt at detailed redaction would be literally impossible. They chose not to do it.”

“We did receive a manuscript from [the author] for security review,” said SOCOM spokesman Army Col. Hans Bush. “The manuscript did not pass security review because it was found to contain classified information. We notified [the author] through his lawyer last fall. To date this remains unresolved. “We are still willing to work with the author in the even he resubmits a manuscript that does not contain classified information.”
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