Drone Warrior

  • by Brett Velicovich, Christopher S. Stewart
  • Narrated by Brett Velicovich, Roger Wayne
  • 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A former Delta Force black ops member takes us inside America's covert drone war in this headline-making, never-before-told account for fans of Zero Dark Thirty and Lone Survivor, told by a Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal writer and filled with eye-opening and sure to be controversial details.
For nearly a decade, Brett Velicovich was at the center of America's new warfare: using unmanned aerial vehicles - drones - to take down the world's deadliest terrorists across the globe. One of an elite handful in the entire military with the authority to select targets and issue death orders, he worked in concert with the full human and technological network of American intelligence - assets, analysts, spies, informants - and the military's elite operatives to stalk, capture, and eliminate high-value targets in al-Qaeda and ISIS.
In this remarkable book, cowritten with journalist Christopher S. Stewart, Velicovich offers unprecedented perspective on the remarkably complex nature of drone operations and the rigorous and wrenching decisions behind them. In intimate, gripping detail, he shares action-packed insider stories of the most coordinated, advanced, and secret missions that neutralized terrorists, preserved the lives of US and international warriors across the globe, and saved countless innocents in the hottest conflict zones today.
Drone Warrior also chronicles the US military's evolution in the past decade and the technology driving it. Velicovich considers the future it foretells and speaks candidly on the physical and psychological toll it exacts, including the impact on his own life. He reminds us that while these machines can kill, they can also be used productively to improve and preserve life, including protecting endangered species, work he is engaged in today.
Joining warfare classics such as American Sniper, Lone Survivor, and No Easy Day, Drone Warrior is the definitive account of our nation's capacity and capability for war in the modern age.

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So Few Protecting the Many!

This book reports on the use of drones as a tool against bad people and the price paid by the few that fight to protect the majority. It is informative and a must read to learn about the smart well trained and dedicated modern warrior.
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- Gerald J. Vogt

Interesting View into Intel Analyst's experience with RPA

Insightful view into how Special Operators use Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). Quick and easy read and flowed well. Interesting transition that he made going from the military to civilian uses of RPA technology, and uses that transition to push the technology to more than military applications. Good companion to the book Hunter Killer by McCurley and Predator by Whittle.
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- Albert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-27-2017
  • Publisher: Harper Audio