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a Muslim republic bordering India, Afghanistan, Iran, & China — best known as the sixth most populous country and as unstable politically relative to other nuclear states
  • Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
    p. 275.2
  • It was only a short flight from our base in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, to the border with Pakistan, and from there another hour to the target we had been studying on satellite images for weeks.
    p. 2.1
  • We had received reports that he was coming back into Afghanistan from Pakistan for a final stand.
    p. 5.5
  • We had been part of the mission to rescue Richard Phillips, the captain of the container ship Maersk Alabama, from three Somali pirates in 2009, and I had operated in Pakistan before.
    p. 6.0
  • We had evaded the Pakistani radar and antiaircraft missiles on the way in and arrived undetected.
    p. 7.8
  • It was 2004, seven years before I would ride a Black Hawk into Abbottabad, Pakistan, on one of the most historic special operations raids in history.
    p. 11.4
  • A Taliban group captured him and quickly moved him closer to the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan in hopes of getting him across.
    p. 108.0
  • It was a race to get him back before they smuggled him to Pakistan.
    p. 108.2
  • Its impenetrable terrain, cave networks, and border with the semi-autonomous Pakistani North-West Frontier Province provide significant advantages for militant groups.
    p. 121.6
  • Winter deployments often were, as fighters moved back into Pakistan to wait for warmer weather.
    p. 140.0
  • I'd say we're going into Pakistan and we're basing out of Afghanistan."
    p. 149.7
  • Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters were constantly in the province, slipping easily in and out of neighboring Pakistan.
    p. 150.2
  • We were going to fly into Tora Bora—which sat on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, between Khost and Jalalabad—and raid his suspected location.
    p. 151.0
  • Once on the ground, we got word Walt had to stay in Islamabad because the Pakistanis only allowed one of us to move forward.
    p. 151.9
  • The night I got into Pakistan, the Air Force started their bombing campaign leading up to the team's air assault into the area.
    p. 152.1
  • Pakistan.
    p. 155.9
  • Maps of Pakistan hung on one wall, including maps of a city called Abbottabad.
    p. 157.2
  • The town, north of Islamabad, Pakistan's capital, was named for British major James Abbott.
    p. 160.8
  • It is the home of Pakistan's military academy.
    p. 160.8
  • When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, Bin Laden relocated to Peshawar, Pakistan, and later Afghanistan.
    p. 161.6
  • For the last ten years, Coalition forces, including the United States, had been hunting for him along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
    p. 162.7
  • Besides the 2007 spin-up, all of the intelligence we received had him hiding in Pakistan.
    p. 162.8
  • Public sources later confirmed that the target compound, worth close to $1 million, had been built in 2005, close to Pakistan's military academy.
    p. 163.7
  • Mohammed's successor, Abu Faraj al-Libi, captured by the Pakistanis in 2005, told interrogators he hadn't seen al-Kuwaiti in a while.
    p. 165.1
  • The agency started to track Ahmed al-Kuwaiti in Pakistan, hoping he would lead them to his brother and then to Bin Laden.
    p. 165.4
  • Defense Secretary Robert Gates supported the air strike because it kept American ground forces out of Pakistan, which made the mission less like an invasion of the country's sovereignty.
    p. 171.2
  • Clicking to another day's feed, we could see the compound and then, from the right side of the screen, a Pakistani helicopter flew over.
    p. 173.1
  • The construction crews at the base had planted trees, dug a ditch around the compound, and even put in mounded dirt to simulate the potato fields that surrounded the compound in Pakistan.
    p. 174.4
  • Jalalabad airfield is located just a few miles from the Pakistan border.
    p. 185.8
  • Made in Pakistan, the cheap stuffing in the cushions couldn't handle our two-hundred-pound frames for long.
    p. 186.8
  • What color are police lights in Pakistan?
    p. 192.0
  • A portion of the briefing was about what to do if the mission went drastically wrong and the Pakistani authorities somehow apprehended us.
    p. 194.9
  • The president had already given us the green light to protect ourselves, even if we had to engage the Pakistan military.
    p. 195.0
  • We were going deep into Pakistan, and we needed a reason other than the truth in case we were detained.
    p. 195.1
  • Essentially, we were going to have to tell the Pakistani interrogators that the United States Air Force lost a drone.
    p. 195.3
  • We were allies with Pakistan on paper, so if we did lose a drone, the State Department would negotiate directly with the Pakistani government to get it back.
    p. 195.5
  • We were allies with Pakistan on paper, so if we did lose a drone, the State Department would negotiate directly with the Pakistani government to get it back.
    p. 195.5
  • The truth is, if we got to that point, no story we could come up with was going to cover up twenty-two SEALS packing sixty pounds of high-tech gear on their backs, an EOD tech, and an interpreter for a total of twenty-four men, plus a dog, raiding a suburban neighborhood a few miles from the Pakistani military academy.
    p. 195.9
  • If everything went as planned, in less than twelve hours we'd be roping into Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
    p. 197.9
  • We had scheduled thirty minutes to complete the mission based on the helicopter's fuel consumption and a possible response time from the Pakistanis.
    p. 216.2
  • To save time, they took the most direct route over Pakistan's military academy.
    p. 229.6
  • Only the target and the fact that we were in Pakistan made this mission significant.
    p. 235.0
  • We wanted proof to show to Pakistan and the rest of the world we got Bin Laden.
    p. 245.3
  • Luckily for us, the Pakistanis obliged and went back into their houses.
    p. 250.2
  • We had to assume law enforcement and Pakistani military were inbound and headed to investigate the situation.
    p. 255.0
  • As we touched down, they were on one knee facing away from the helicopter, scanning the horizon for signs of the Pakistani military or police.
    p. 258.8
  • Back in Abbottabad, the explosion at the compound had finally attracted the attention of the Pakistani military.
    p. 259.3
  • Pakistan's military has always maintained a state of high alert against India.
    p. 259.4
  • In my mind, I could see Pakistani jets chasing us.
    p. 260.2
  • My brain went back to the booklet on Pakistan's air defenses.
    p. 260.3
  • They safely negotiated the Pakistani air defenses and now were minutes from getting us home.
    p. 261.2
  • We'd gone all the way to Pakistan to get him.
    p. 262.9
  • But now, I had close to one hundred e-mails, fifty voice mails, and three dozen text messages asking me if I happened to be in Pakistan or if I knew what was going on.
    p. 282.4

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