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  • Published: 2 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781845968175
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Operation Dark Heart

Spycraft and Special Operations on the Front Lines of Afghanistan


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The explosive memoir that the American government tried to ban

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer was part of a secret detachment of the US Army known as the 'Jedi Knights'. In Operation Dark Heart, he reveals for the first time, and in amazing detail, the otherwise secret world of black operations and clandestine intelligence plots conducted by the Western allies in an alien terrain against often undefinable enemies.

This book is a gripping and compulsive insight into the espionage world and into a complex labyrinth of agencies that do not like to share secrets. It is also the true and moving story of a twenty-first-century warrior.

Please note that sensitive information in this book has been redacted in accordance with the requests of US intelligence agencies.

  • Pub date: 2 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781845968175
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

Anthony Shaffer

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer is a highly experienced intelligence officer and recipient of the Bronze Star, with 25 years of field experience. He currently serves as the Reserve G6 Assistant Chief of Staff, Communications and Technology, of an Army Reserve division and is also a senior adviser on terrorism and counter-insurgency issues to multiple organisations.


Praise for Operation Dark Heart

“Schaffer has the instincts of a thriller writer and the knowledge and perspective of a professional insider. Operation Dark Heart is a fascinating page-turner”

Doug Stanton, author of Horse Soldiers

“A fascinating look into the highly complex world of modern combat, clandestine intelligence and bureaucrats run amok . . . From the opening to the closing, you are on the edge of your seat.”

Dr Christopher M. Lehman, former special assistant to President Reagan, National Security Council

“Takes you inside the espionage world, a labyrinth of secret agencies that do not like to share secrets”

Army Times


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