Since its first ill-fated Desert Claw mission in 1979, Delta or the ‘Unit’ as it is also known have displayed a range of skills and levels of personal courage that have not only made them the envy of the world, but they have also delivered spectacular results some known and some unknown. In recent years, Delta has been at the heart of a vast, if hidden, global war on terror waged by America's special operation forces. They are part of dismantling, in what U.S. General David Petraeus, the former NATO commander, has described as “an industrial-strength insurgency.” Over preparation is a gift in an ideal world, although operationally that is not always the case. Intelligence can change by the minute, a firefight can change in seconds. All these are things that Delta operators, train and prepare for, even if improvisation is all that you have left in a tactical situation. This book is based on real operations, with fast paced action being both gritty and graphical at times, as Delta operators battle against overwhelming odds in a hostile land. Fighting a war hardened enemy with years of experience fighting occupying forces. Using Guerrilla tactics and deadly IEDs to maim and kill as many coalition forces as they could. From the battle of Tora Bora, 10 weeks after 9/11 to the rescue of Helen Johnston the book gives a real insight into some fierce firefights and courageous rescue missions Delta undertook.
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