Honor and Betrayal

Honor and Betrayal

The Untold Story of the Navy SEALs Who Captured the "Butcher of Fallujah"--and the Shameful Ordeal They Later Endured

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Baker & Taylor
Offers a behind-the-scenes story of the three Navy SEALs who captured the "Butcher of Fallujah" but were subsequently charged with prisoner abuse, and their long road to justice.

Perseus Publishing
From the coauthor of the #1 New York Times, book, Lone Survivor, the riveting, behind-the-scenes story of the three Navy SEALs that captured the “Butcher of Fallujah,” then charged with “prisoner abuse,” and their long road to justice


On a daring nighttime raid in September 2009, a team of Navy SEALs grabbed the notorious terrorist Ahmad Hashim Abd al-Isawi, the villainous “Butcher of Fallujah,” mastermind behind the 2004 murder and mutilation of four American contractors. Within hours of his capture, al-Isawi, with his lip bleeding, claimed he had been beaten in his holding cell. Three Navy SEALs—members of the same team that had just captured the notorious terrorist—were charged with prisoner abuse, dereliction of duty, and lying. On the word of a terrorist!

The three Navy SEALs were placed under house arrest and forbidden contact with their comrades. Despite enormous pressure from their commanders to sign confessions to “lesser charges,” the three resolute and fearless SEALs each demanded a court-martial. They were determined to prove their innocence.

When Fox News broke the story about the accusations, Americans were outraged. Over 300,000 people signed petitions demanding the SEALs be exonerated. Their SEAL teammates were furious; but nothing could stop the cold determination of the military's top brass to hang these guys out to dry—not even U.S. congressmen who petitioned the Pentagon to drop the charges.

Honor and Betrayal is a no-holds-barred account by bestselling author Patrick Robinson. It reveals for the first time the entire story, from the night the SEALs stormed the al-Qaeda desert stronghold, the accusations and legal twists and turns that followed, to the cut-and-thrust drama in the courtroom where the fate of three American heroes hung in the balance.

Book News
In this dramatic narrative account, author Robinson, who has written several nonfiction bestsellers, draws on interviews with two of the three Navy SEALs who captured a notorious Iraqi terrorist and were later subjected to US military court-martial proceedings when their prisoner accused them of abuse. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

& Taylor

The co-author of Lone Survivor presents a dramatic, behind-the-scenes account of the capture of the "Butcher of Fallujah" by three Navy SEALs, tracing their subsequent endurance of prisoner abuse charges and their long efforts to clear their names.

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts :, Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780306823084
Characteristics: xi, 356 pages ; 24 cm


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Feb 17, 2017

... soldiers at war are not to be judged by civilian rules.

Feb 17, 2017

You mean I'm not allowed to kill him until after he's killed me?

Feb 17, 2017

The iron grip of secrecy imposed on all US special forces could not be easily pried open.


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