By John T. Carney, Benjamin F. Schemmer
“John Carney is without doubt one of the few heroes I have.”
–LT. COL. L. H. “BUCKY” BURRUSS, united states (Ret.)
Founding member and Deputy Commander of Delta Force
When the U.S. Air strength determined to create an elite “special tactics” staff within the overdue Nineteen Seventies to paintings at the side of special-operations forces fighting terrorists and hijackers and defusing explosive overseas emergencies, John T. Carney used to be the guy they became to. in view that then Carney and the U.S. Air strength distinctive Tactical devices have rotated the area on delicate clandestine missions. they've got operated in the back of enemy traces amassing important intelligence. they've got combated terrorists and overthrown risky dictators. they've got suffered repeatedly the casualty price of America’s traditional forces. yet they've got gotten the activity done–most lately in attractive victories within the struggle on terrorism in Afghanistan, which Carney calls “America’s first special-operations war.” Now, for the 1st time, Colonel Carney lifts the veil of secrecy and divulges what really is going on contained in the special-operations forces which are on the vanguard of latest warfare.
Part memoir, half army background, No Room for mistakes reveals how Carney, after a decade of army carrier, used to be handpicked to arrange a small, under-funded, labeled advert hoc unit referred to as model X, which even his boss knew little or no approximately. the following Carney recounts the not easy missions: the key reconnaissance within the wasteland of north-central Iran in the course of the hostage problem; the easy rescue operation in Grenada that changed into a chronic bloody fight. With Operation simply reason in Panama, the unique Tactical devices scored a tremendous good fortune, as they took down the corrupt regime of basic Noriega with lightning pace. wilderness hurricane used to be one other triumph, with Carney’s crew accomplishing important search-and-rescue missions in addition to aiding to seek down cellular Scud missiles deep inside of Iraq.
Now with the conflict on terrorism in Afghanistan, exact operations have come into their very own, and Carney encompasses a bankruptcy detailing precisely how the Air strength unique strategies d.c. devices have spearheaded the winning crusade opposed to the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
Gripping in its conflict scenes, eye-opening in its revelations, No Room for blunders is the 1st insider’s account of ways unique operations are altering the best way glossy wars are fought. Col. John T. Carney is an airman the USA might be pleased with, and he has written a completely fabulous book.
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