Short Essay Answer Key
1. Why does President Hayes authorize the kidnapping of Fara Harut at the beginning of this chapter?
After learning Hamas has leaked plans of a terrorist attack funded by Saddam Hussein, President Hayes authorizes Fara Harut's kidnapping.
2. Describe the successful operation in the opening section.
Rapp leads his team into the safe house, stealthily shooting guards with silenced weapons. Once in Harut's inner quarters they sedate the religious leader and prepare to move him to the roof and into a waiting helicopter. Just then, Hamas soldiers begin to attack the safehouse. Seal snipers picks off enemy soldiers while Mitch and his group load Harut into the helicopter.
3. What is the purpose of the opening two chapters?
Chapters 1 and 2 deal primarily with introducing many of the major players from military intelligence and the White House. Within the White House Situation Room sit the...
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