S. Award-winning combat reporter sean naylor reveals how close American forces came to disaster in Afghanistan against Al Qaida—after easily defeating the ragtag Taliban that had sheltered the terrorist organization behind the 9/11 attacks. At dawn on march 2, 2002, over two hundred soldiers of the 101st Airborne and 10th Mountain Divisions flew into the mouth of a buzz saw in Afghanistan's Shahikot Valley.
Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda #ad - Military catastrophe. Believing the war all but over, U. S.
Roberts RidgeDelacorte Press #ad - Launched as part of operation anaconda–a hammer-and-anvil plan to smash Taliban al Qaeda in eastern Afghanistan –the taking of Takur Ghar would offer U. S. For the man’s fellow navy seals, and for waiting teams of Army Rangers, there was only one rule now: leave no one behind. In this gripping you-are-there account–based on stunning eyewitness testimony and painstaking research–journalist Malcolm MacPherson thrusts us into a drama of rescue, tragedy, and valor in a place that would be known as.
. Roberts ridgefor an elite team of seals, the mission seemed straightforward enough: take control of a towering 10, 240-foot mountain peak called Takur Ghar. A red-haired seal named Neil Roberts was thrown from the aircraft. At once an hour-by-hour, bullet-by-bullet chronicle of a landmark battle and a sobering look at the capabilities and limitations of America’s high-tech army, Roberts Ridge is the unforgettable story of a few dozen warriors who faced a single fate: to live or die for their comrades in the face of near-impossible odds.
Roberts Ridge #ad - But the enemy was waiting, small arms, it was shredded by a hail of machine-gun, hidden in a series of camouflaged trenches and bunkers–and when the Special Forces chopper flared on the peak to land, and RPG rounds. Forces a key strategic observation post. Afghanistan, March 2002. And by the time the shattered helicopter crash-landed on the valley floor seven miles away, Roberts’s fellow SEALs were determined to return to the mountain peak and bring him out–no matter what the cost.
Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations CommandSt. Martin's Press #ad - The new york times bestseller and winner of the 2015 army historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award for Unit HistorySince the attacks of September 11, one organization has been at the forefront of America's military response. Its commander can direct cruise missile strikes from nuclear submarines and conduct special operations raids anywhere in the world.
Relentless strike tells the inside story of joint special Operations Command, seamlessly fusing intelligence and operational skills to conduct missions that hit the headlines, the secret military organization that during the past decade has revolutionized counterterrorism, and those that have remained in the shadows-until now.
Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command #ad - Because jsoc includes the military's most storied special operations units-Delta Force, this is their story, SEAL Team 6, the 75th Ranger Regiment-as well as America's most secret aviation and intelligence units, too. Relentless strike reveals tension-drenched meetings in war rooms from the Pentagon to Iraq and special operations battles from the cabin of an MH-60 Black Hawk to the driver's seat of Delta Force's Pinzgauer vehicles as they approach their targets.
. Through exclusive interviews, reporter sean naylor uses his unique access to reveal how an organization designed in the 1980s for a very limited mission set transformed itself after 9/11 to become the military's premier weapon in the war against terrorism and how it continues to evolve today. Its efforts turned the tide against al-Qaida in Iraq, killed Bin Laden and Zarqawi, rescued Captain Phillips and captured Saddam Hussein.
The Mission, The Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force CommanderDutton Caliber #ad - You will learn these enlightening lessons as you gain insights into never-before-revealed missions executed around the globe. Now he takes his intimate knowledge of warfare—and the heart, mind, and spirit it takes to win—and moves his focus from the combat zone to civilian life. In this book, you will learn the same lessons he learned, while experiencing what the life of a Delta Force Operator is like—from the extreme physical and psychological training to the darkest of shadow ops all around the world.
From each mission, Pete Blaber has taken a life lesson back with him. And when the smoke clears, you will emerge wiser, more capable, and better prepared to succeed in life than you ever thought possible. A book about the complexities of combat that's just as applicable for dealing with the complexities of business and our personal lives.
The Mission, The Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander #ad - Kevin sharer, amgenas a commander of delta force-the most elite counter—terrorist organization in the world—Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous, controversial, chairman and CEO, and significant military and political events of our time.
Lions of Kandahar: The Story of a Fight Against All OddsBantam #ad - . Dispatched as a diversionary force in support of the main coalition attack, Bradley’s Special Forces A-team watched as the NATO force was quickly engulfed in a vicious counterattack. Key to relieving it was possession of Sperwan Ghar, a modest patch of high ground. A raw and authentic war story about untamed Green Berets in action.
Dalton fury, new york times bestselling author of Kill Bin Laden Southern Afghanistan was slipping away. That was clear to then-captain Rusty Bradley as he began his third tour of duty there in 2006. A riveting account of a strategic battle that doesn’t glorify war or focus on heroic deeds. Bradley’s small detachment assaulted the hill and, in the midst of a savage and unforgettable firefight, soon learned they were facing nearly a thousand seasoned fighters.
Lions of Kandahar: The Story of a Fight Against All Odds #ad - . Make room on your military bookshelf for Lions of Kandahar. San antonio express-News “Bradley takes the reader into battle. Time. With crisp writing and page-turning action, Lions of Kandahar is one of the best books written about the conflict. Mitch weiss, pulitzer prize–winning investigative journalist and co-author of Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War “One of the most important documents to emerge from the war in Afghanistan.
The seattle times “Powerful.
Two Wars: One Hero's Fight on Two Fronts--Abroad and WithinTyndale House Publishers, Inc. #ad - Former army ranger nate self, a hero from the robert’s Ridge rescue in Afghanistan, tells his whole story—from the pulse-pounding battle in the mountains of Afghanistan to the high-stakes battle he has waged against post traumatic stress disorder. An up-close-and-personal account of the war on terror; and the story of one soldier’s faith.
This book will become a go-to book for understanding the long-term effects of the war on terror. Includes 8 pages of color photos. In a nutshell: excellent book for military familes trying to cope with the family pressures of a soldier's active duty. Inspirational book for a soldier struggling with post traumatic stress disorder.
Two Wars: One Hero's Fight on Two Fronts--Abroad and Within #ad - Thousands of families are fighting this battle, tragedies, and Nate opens up his life—including his successes, struggles with thoughts of suicide—to show how his faith and his family pulled him through. Helps readers understand the importance of faith in dealing with the war. An insider’s account of Robert’s Ridge Rescue in Afghanistan.
Killer Elite: Completely Revised and Updated: The Inside Story of America's Most Secret Special Operations Team#ad - Army special operations unit has been running covert missions all over the world, from leading death squads to the hideout of drug baron Pablo Escobar to capturing Saddam Hussein and, in one of the greatest special operations missions of all time, helping to track down al-Qa'eda leader Osama bin Laden.
He is the award-winning author of numerous bestselling books, including MI6: The Real James Bonds. A former member of the british army's intelligence Corps, Smith covered the wars in the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq and has broken a number of important stories. For the first time ever, the explosive truth behind the world's most secret Special Operations organizationA top-secret U.
Killer Elite: Completely Revised and Updated: The Inside Story of America's Most Secret Special Operations Team #ad - S. Intelligence in the last twenty-five years. Publishers weekly“well written and authoritatively sourced, Killer Elite is the first detailed account of a Special Operations unit that Smith regards as America's most effective. Sunday telegraph ukabout the Author:Michael Smith writes on defense for the Sunday Times of London.
An important primer for anyone hoping to understand the successes and failures of U. S. The activity, " as it became known to insiders, has achieved near-mythical status, even among the world's Special Operations elite.
No Way Out: A Story of Valor in the Mountains of AfghanistanDutton Caliber #ad - Be careful what you ask a soldier to do because they will die trying to accomplish their mission. In a remote, enemy-held valley in Afghanistan, a Special Forces team planned to scale a steep mountain to surprise and capture a terrorist leader. The elite soldiers fought huddled for hours on a small rock ledge as rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine-gun fire rained down on them.
No Way Out: A Story of Valor in the Mountains of Afghanistan #ad - But before they found the target, the target found them… The team was caught in a deadly ambush that not only threatened their lives, but the entire mission. When the battle finally ended, ten soldiers had earned Silver Stars—the Army’s third highest award for combat valor. It was the most silver Stars awarded to any unit in one battle since Vietnam.
Based on dozens of interviews with those who were there, No Way Out is a compelling narrative of an epic battle that not only tested the soldiers’ mettle but serves as a cautionary tale. With total disregard for their own safety, they tended to their wounded and kept fighting to stay alive.
Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations ForceGrand Central Publishing #ad - Outnumbered by al qaeda fighters, air force combat Controller John Chapman and a handful of Navy SEALs struggled to take the summit in a desperate bid to find a lost teammate. Chapman is the first airman in nearly fifty years to be given the distinction reserved for America's greatest heroes. Alone at dawn is also a behind-the-scenes look at the air force combat controllers: the world's deadliest and most versatile special operations force, whose members must not only exceed the qualifications of Navy SEAL and Army Delta Force teams but also act with sharp decisiveness and deft precision -- even in the face of life-threatening danger.
Drawing from firsthand accounts, classified documents, dramatic video footage, and extensive interviews with leaders and survivors of the operation, Alone at Dawn is the story of an extraordinary man's brave last stand and the brotherhood that forged him. Chapman regained consciousness alone, with the enemy closing in on three sides.
John chapman's subsequent display of incredible valor -- first saving the lives of his SEAL teammates and then, knowing he was mortally wounded, single-handedly engaging two dozen hardened fighters to save the lives of an incoming rescue squad -- posthumously earned him the Medal of Honor. Believing he was dead, his SEAL leader ordered a retreat.
Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force #ad - Chapman, leading the charge, was gravely wounded in the initial assault. The new york times bestselling true account of john chapman, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of 23 comrades-in-arms.
In the predawn hours of march 4, 469-foot peak of a mountain in eastern Afghanistan, just below the 10, 2002, a fierce battle raged.
The Only Thing Worth Dying For: How Eleven Green Berets Fought for a New Afghanistan P.S.HarperCollins e-books #ad - Eric blehm, author of the award-winning The Last Season, is back with another true adventure story, The Only Thing Worth Dying For. In the tradition of black hawk down, the only thing worth dying for is, in the words of former Congressman Charlie Wilson from Charlie Wilson's War, "the one book you must read if you have any hope of understanding what our fine American soldiers are up against in Afghanistan.
". Set in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the only thing worth Dying For chronicles the untold story of the team of Green Berets led by Captain Jason Amerine that conquered the Taliban and helped bring Hamid Karzai to power in Afghanistan.