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Brooklyn to Baghdad
Brooklyn to Baghdad

Brooklyn to Baghdad

An NYPD Intelligence Cop Fights Terror in Iraq


304 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket, Cloth

Cloth, $27.99 (US $27.99) (CA $37.99)

Publication Date: November 2019

ISBN 9781641601023

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Nov 2019)


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How the no-nonsense approach of a streetwise NYPD intelligence sergeant helped develop the most successful counter-insurgency group in Iraq

Brooklyn to Baghdad is the true story of a retired NYPD intelligence sergeant applying his street-cop tactics and interrogation skills against a lethal insurgency that had infected Iraq. A group of retired special forces soldiers and a law enforcement expert came together as a team to form the counter-insurgency group code-named "Phoenix Team." Exposing the corruption of both the Iraqi and US governments, Phoenix Team faces serious setbacks and challenges. Brooklyn to Baghdad shows the effectiveness of Phoenix Team, their ability to process forensic evidence and human intelligence gleaned through interrogations at the point of capture that provide direct targeting for follow on successive missions. This memoir also illustrates the politics of Washington, DC, as well as the US Army in the war-fighting effort that continually hampers complete success, while simultaneously preserving career aspirations. Throughout, there are many humorous and emotional anecdotes that reveal the men behind the missions and the toll the theater of war takes on real human lives. 

Author Biography

Chris Strom is a former US Marine and retired sergeant of the NYPD Intelligence Division. In October 2007, Strom was recruited by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, a government agency that devised top-secret strategies for combating IEDs in Afghanistan and Iraq. Currently, Strom serves as the lead interrogation instructor for a Middle Eastern intelligence organization. He lives in Roanoke, Virginia.Jerome Preisler has written over 30 books, including 8 titles in the New York Times bestselling Tom Clancy's Power Plays series, and the forthcoming Net Force series. His nonfiction titles include All Hands Down, Code Name Caesar and First to Jump. He lives in New York City.Michael Benson is the former editor of the Military Technical Journal. He has written more than 60 books about military history, true crime and sports. He is a TV personality and has appeared on many true-crime documentaries, including ABCs 20/20. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.