In September 2001, Al-Qaeda has struck and America is aghast. Eight brave CIA officers set the pace, being the first American to step foot on enemy lines in Afghanistan after 9/11. Under the codename Team Alpha, Their mission was to protect America.
In this episode, James is joined by Toby Harnden. A former foreign correspondent for the Sunday Times of London, and the Daily Telegraph, Toby specializes in terrorism and war. As the author of First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11, a winner of the Orwell Prize for Books, Toby takes us through the events of the first operation inside Afghan territory a mere weeks after the attacks. Amid chaos and mourning, how did this mission unfold?
Toby Harnden, author of ‘First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11’, published by Back Bay Books.