By Susan Duclos
In Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him
, New York Times best selling author Richard Miniter, claims that Barack Obama canceled the operation against Osama bin Laden three times before finally giving the go ahead to raid his compound, resulting in the death of bin Laden.
According to The Daily Caller, who was granted access to a portion of the book revealing this nugget of information, "Obama canceled the “kill” mission in January 2011, again in February,
and a third time in March. Obama’s close adviser Valerie Jarrett
persuaded him to hold off each time, according to the book. "
"Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him
" is scheduled to be released on August 21, 2012 and an excerpt from the book can be found at Amazon.
The writer of "Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him
" is Richard Miniter, author of two top-ten New York Times bestsellers, Losing Bin Laden and Shadow War, as well as Mastermind, the first biography of 9/11 planner Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. He writes a column for Forbes.com. A former editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal in Brussels, member of the investigative team at The Sunday Times in London, and editorial-page editor of the Washington Times.
Miniter has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, as well as The Atlantic, Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, The New Republic, and National Review.
He has appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC.
He has won awards from the National Press Club and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (shared).