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The Night Stalkers: Top Secret Missions of the U.S. Army's Special Operations Aviation Regiment

The Night Stalkers: Top Secret Missions of the U.S. Army's Special Operations Aviation Regiment
Autor: Michael J. Durant, Robert L. Johnson
Data publikacji: 2008-01-00
ISBN: 9780451222916
Wydawca: New American Library
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 22.9 x 14.5 x 1.5 cm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 352
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Until 1980, Special Forces (Delta, SEALs, Rangers, Green Berets) relied on ad hoc transportation from other units to get to every operation. That led to disaster in 1980, when the failed Iranian hostage rescue left hulks of five helicopters in the Iranian desert. The U.S. Army decided to do it right the next time, resulting in the creation of SOAR, the Special Operations Aviation Regiment, a highly trained, aggressive unit of helicopter pilots and crew. Durant (In the Company of Heroes) and coauthors recount half a dozen SOAR missions from Grenada in 1983 and Panama in 1989 to Afghanistan and Iraq today, all with abundant fireworks and casualties. However, in this account, bravery occurs only on our side, while opponents are gleefully cackling comic-book villains blown to smithereens by America's deadly firepower. Readers who wonder why our magnificent troops are assailing, say, the Panamanian army, which no one would mistake for the Wehrmacht, have picked up the wrong book. It's written for those who love vivid tales of battlefield heroics and seek no more insight from books than they do from video games. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Michael J. Durant retired from the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer 4, and is a master aviator. Steven Hartov is an Airborne veteran. Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert L. Johnson served as a Night Stalker. Author websites: stevenhartov.com and CompanyofHeroes.com.

Robert L. Johnson, M.D., is a nationally recognized authority on African American youth and has been featured on numerous news shows, from " 20/20" to " The O'Reilly Factor." He is also a member of the planning board for the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Youth Violence, serves as medical and cultural advisor for " ER, " and lectures extensively throughout the country. Also a frequent guest speaker in the media and at workshops, PAULETTE STANFORD, M.D., is the medical director of START, an adolescent-HIV program. She is also the principal investigator for a National Institute of Health research and study on high-risk adolescent behavior. Both authors live in New Jersey, and are professors at the Universiity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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