“Major Jim Gant, a man seen by many of us as the 'perfect counterinsurgent'—and inspiring, gifted, courageous leader.”
—General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.)
THE PAPER THAT ROCKED OSAMA BIN LADEN
Team members during the May 2, 2011 U.S. military raid that killed Osama Bin Laden seized piles of Al Qaeda intelligence. One piece of evidence found in Bin Laden’s personal sleeping quarters was an English language copy of Jim Gant’s One Tribe at a Time. It contained notes in the margins consistent with others identified as written by Osama Bin Laden.
A directive from Osama Bin Laden to his intelligence chief was also discovered. It identified Jim Gant by name as an impediment to Al Qaeda’s operational objectives for eastern Afghanistan.