Task Force Black

Task Force Black : The Explosive True Story of the SAS and the Secret War in Iraq

3.77 (518 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


The book the MoD doesn't want you to read' Daily Mail Soon after British and American forces invaded Iraq they faced an insurgency that was almost impossible to understand, let alone reverse. Facing defeat, the Coalition waged a hidden war within a war. Major-General Stan McChrystal devised a campaign fusing special forces, aircraft, and the latest surveillance technology with the aim of taking down the enemy faster than it could regenerate. Guided by intelligence, a small British special forces team met the car bombers' fire with fire and accounted for thousands of insurgents.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 26mm | 320g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Section: 16, colour photos
  • 0349123551
  • 9780349123554
  • 47,481

Review quote

A ground-breaking, often chilling account ... remarkable Sunday Times The book the MoD doesn't want you to read Daily Mail With unparalleled access to sources inside the SAS itself, Urban paints a picture of how our finest fighting men could be truly effective ... An essential record of a remarkable military period The Timesshow more

About Mark Urban

Mark Urban is Diplomatic and Defence Editor for Newsnight. He is the author Big Boys' Rules, Rifles and Fuslilersshow more

Review Text

A ground-breaking, often chilling account . . . remarkable Sunday Timesshow more

Rating details

518 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 27% (138)
4 37% (193)
3 25% (131)
2 8% (44)
1 2% (12)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X