I enjoyed reading Dalton's book and understood the situation more clearly after reading Gary Berntsen's book Jawbreaker.
I haven't read Jawbreaker, but it's on my list....however after thumbing through it awhile back at B&N, I thought to myself, how in the hell can you glean anything out of this, it was like 3/4 (prolly exaggerated) redacted. Have there been later editions? Perhaps I am thinking of the wrong book, but I thought it was this book and a prologue indicating an ongoing battle with the Agency's department that handled this.
I have a little ways to go with Kill Bin Laden, had mowed through a huge portion, then set it down, and haven't gone back to it. Not sure my opinion would be worth much on the book overall, but have found it interesting so far. Hopefully I can learn something.
Has anyone read First In, by Gary Schroen?
I thought it was pretty good, and quite a career bookend.
Quite something if you've read Steve Coll's Ghost Wars, which starts out in '78 (?) as the US Embassy in Islamabad gets invaded by mad locals. There's young Schroen embarking on his career helping to organize Embassy defense.
It made me wonder if he has a nose for trouble, or if shit just always happens to him.