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Wanted Dead or Alive. Manhunts from Geronimo to Bin Laden by Benjamin Runkle

Book Review by Dr. Paul Andre DeGeorges

This is a well written and researched book that discusses the United States' hunting down of key geo-political figures over the last 125 odd years. It is both informative and a pleasure to read. It combines aspects of both Counterinsurgency (COIN) and Counterterrorism principles. The detailed case studies presented in this book, provide an excellent summary of future wars that America may fight, often asymmetric against ideological groups versus countries, and/or or individual dictators/despots or messianic leaders such as Gaddafi in Libya, Gbagbo in Cote D'Ivoire, bin Laden, or Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. The maps provided with each case study help the reader follow the very detailed descriptions of geographical movements as the manhunts play out.

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