By Kirk S. Lippold
On October 12, 2000, 11 months sooner than the 9-11 assaults, the USS Cole docked within the port of Aden in Yemen for a regimen fueling stop. At 1118, on a scorching, sunny morning, the 8,400-ton destroyer was once rocked by way of a big explosion. The ship’s commander, Kirk Lippold, felt the send violently thrust up and to the suitable, as every little thing no longer bolted down appeared to flow in midair. Tiles tumbled from the ceiling, and the send used to be plunged into darkness, commencing to sink. In a question of moments Lippold knew that the Cole had been attacked. What he didn’t be aware of was once how a lot the realm was once altering round him. The bombing of the Cole was once al Qaeda’s first direct attack opposed to the us and extended their brazen and lethal string of terrorist assaults during the heart East. during this gripping first-person narrative, Lippold finds the main points of this harrowing adventure best his workforce of valiant sailors in the course of the assault and its aftermath. Seventeen sailors died within the explosion and thirty-seven have been wounded—but due to the valor of the workforce within the perilous days that undefined, the send was once saved. Yet inspite of al Qaeda’s intentions made transparent in an unmistakable act of warfare, the U.S. govt not on time retaliating. Bureaucrats and politicians sought to shift and pin blame as they missed the chance signaled through the assault, shirking accountability until eventually the development used to be eventually overshadowed through 9/11.
Front Burner captures a serious second in America’s conflict opposed to al Qaeda, telling a necessary tale that has—until now—been misplaced within the fog of the battle on terror.
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