The Unit: My Life Fighting Terrorists as One of America's Most Secret Military Operatives

The Unit: My Life Fighting Terrorists as One of America's Most Secret Military Operatives

The Unit: My Life Fighting Terrorists as One of America's Most Secret Military Operatives

The Unit: My Life Fighting Terrorists as One of America's Most Secret Military Operatives

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Overview

The first and only book to ever be written by a member of America's most secret military unit―an explosive and unlikely story of service and sacrifice.

Inside our military is a team of operators whose work is so secretive that the name of the unit itself is classified. Highly-trained in warfare, self-defense, infiltration, and deep surveillance, "the Unit," as the Department of Defense has asked us to refer to it, has been responsible for preventing dozens of terrorist attacks in the Western world. Never before has a member of this unit shared their story — until now.

From Adam Gamal, one of the only Muslim Arab Americans to serve inside “the Unit," comes an incisive firsthand account of our nation’s most secretive military group. When Adam arrived in the United States at the age of twenty, he spoke no English, and at 5’1” and 112 pounds, he was far from what you might expect of a soldier. But compelled into service by a debt he felt he owed to his new country, he rose through the ranks of the military to become one of its most elite and skilled operators.

With humor and humility, Adam shares stories of life-threatening injuries, of the camaraderie and capabilities of his team, and of the incredible missions―but also of the growth he experienced as he learned to understand his own moderate faith.

Enthralling and eye-opening, The Unit is at once a gripping account of the fight against terror, an urgent examination of the need for diversity, and an inside look at how America fights its battles abroad in the modern age of terrorism.

This edition includes a 16 page color photo insert.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250278173
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/20/2024
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 31,601
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

ADAM GAMAL is a pseudonym created to keep the author and his family safe from harm. Gamal served in the most elite units in the US Army, deployed more than a dozen times, and finally retired in 2016. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, and the Legion of Merit. He is currently an international consultant for a security organization.

KELLY KENNEDY served as a soldier in Desert Storm and Mogadishu, Somalia. She is the author of They Fought for Each Other and the coauthor, with Kate Germano, of Fight Like a Girl. She lives in Virginia.

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