On October 12, 2000, 11 months before the 9/11 attacks, al Qaeda detonated a bomb alongside the USS Cole in the port of Aden in Yemen. The ship’s commander, Kirk Lippold, knew in a matter of moments that the Cole had been attacked. What he didn’t know was how much the world was changing around him.
In this gripping narrative, Lippold reveals the details of his experience leading a crew of valiant sailors through the deadliest terrorist attack on an American warship in history. He also explains how bureaucrats and politicians ignored the danger signaled by the attack, and avoided responsibility before the event was overshadowed by 9/11.
Front Burner recounts a story that has until now been lost in the fog of the war on terror.
Hardcover Book : 400 pages
Publisher: Public Affairs ( April 10, 2012 )
Item #: 13-570701
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Product Weight: 16.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)