Paul Bremer is one of the most recognized diplomats of our time. As the Presidential Envoy to Iraq, he became a household name and certainly became a huge target in the Middle East. Blackwater Security Expert, Frank Gallagher has new released a memoir with John M. Del Vecchio detailing the behind the scenes action providing security to Paul Bremer and other diplomats in Iraq, along with former Special Operation Forces members and other private security contractors. We have provided their full overview below. The book can be purchased at Amazon.com
An eye-opening, boots-on-the-ground memoir by the Agent-in-Charge of protecting Ambassador Paul Bremer during his term as administrator of Iraq following the fall of Saddam Hussein
In May 2003 George W. Bush appointed Bremer as Presidential Envoy. Charged with laying the foundation for a new government, Bremer disbanded the Iraqi Army and banned the ruling Ba’ath party. In the process he became the prime target for dozens of insurgent and terrorist groups. Assigned to protect him during his grueling sixteen-hour days were Blackwater security expert Frank Gallagher and a team of former Marines, SEALs, and other defense professionals. Now Gallagher takes the reader deep behind the scenes of one of the world’s most dangerous professions in The Bremer Detail: Protecting the Most Threatened Man in the World (Charlie Foxtrot Books; $14.99; color photo insert; on sale September 30, 2014).
When Gallagher and his team arrived, Baghdad was set to explode. As the insurgency gathered strength, Bremer and the men who guarded him faced death daily. They were not in the military, but Gallagher and his team were on the front lines of the Iraq War. The Bremer Detail is a thrilling memoir that reveals the numerous occasions that Gallagher and his team literally saved lives through their reactions to ever-present danger.
About the Authors
Frank Gallagher has more than 25 years of international experience providing personal protection, intelligence gathering, counter-terrorism operations, and security training in both the private security sector and the US Marine Corps. He served as director of security for former US Secretary of State Dr. Henry A. Kissinger. He has also created training programs for personnel traveling to high-threat areas. He is currently the executive vice president of Amyntor Group, LLC, an international security services and consulting firm serving government, corporate, and VIP clients.