Tells of the cost that has been paid for our freedom. Makes you wonder why some are trying to give our freedom away?
Jun 30, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I liked how the author mixed just enough of the emotional, technical aspects of a job, and intrigue to keep me interested. The book gave me a glimpse into a world so different from my own. We owe our respect to all our military personnel for the work they do.
Apr 28, 2011
Enjoying the book
Great reading! The only complaint is some of the pages' print was faint and difficult to read. I don't recall that being mentioned in the description.
Jun 11, 2007
A gripping experience.
A consistent and captivating true story about men who have exceptional iniative and the abilty turn any situation to their advantage. A story of me who embark to combat with great risk and very little margin for error. Challenging selection process and versatile training take the men of special force operations all over the world's troble spots to clandestine missions and if all goes well no one will never know they were there. No medals awarded, no parade held, just the job done! A salute to all special force operators and their exeptional ability to endure and survive.
Publishers Weekly, 2006-02-27 Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit by Eric Haney, a founding member of Delta Force, redirects for young adults the contents of his book published in 2002 for adults with the same title (and the basis of David Mamet's forthcoming CBS television series, The Unit). (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2002-04-01 Haney, a founding member of Delta Force who retired a command sergeant major, was a career army man, having served in the elite Rangers; his memoir covers his experiences during the formation and early operations of 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta. In the fall of 1978, Haney was recruited and ordered to report to a secret corner of expansive Fort Bragg, N.C., where he underwent a rigorous selection process familiar from similar memoirs. In the second section of three, Haney describes advanced work with explosives and weapons, studying airplanes to plan hostage rescues, and the "final exam," in which the class was sent to the nation's capital, given precise assignments and had to evade the FBI. (The result a red-faced FBI.) Haney then relates his assignments: he served three times in Beirut guarding the American ambassador, participated in the invasion of Grenada, served in several Central American countries and narrowly escaped death during the abortive rescue attempt of the American hostages in Iran. Will he and a partner successfully eliminate a sniper harassing the Marines in Beirut? Will his unit rescue hostages aboard a hijacked plane without losing any hostages? Readers of other special forces memoirs will find this one distinctive for Haney's attention to interservice rivalries (he has a lot of negative things to say about the CIA) that he believes compromised several missions, as well as for Haney's nuanced, often disgusted descriptions of the human cost of war. (May 21) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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