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Posted: 10/18/2002 5:18:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2002 6:21:52 AM EDT by Johnny_Reno]
I finished this book not too long ago and wanted to pass on that I thought it was outstanding. It was written by one of the founding members of Delta Force, retired Command Sergeant Major, Eric L. Haney. How he obtained clearance to write this, I don't know. One revelation in this book was his stated belief that the U.S. knowingly abandoned approximately 150 POWs in Viet Nam. He also writes of his experiences during Operation Eagle Claw (Iranian rescue mission), invasion of Grenada and counter-sniping in Beirut. If these are subjects that you would find interesting, you won't go wrong by plunking down the $18 for a copy. Link provided for a better description of the book. [url]http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0385336039/qid=1034946066/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/102-7495680-6000917?v=glance&n=507846[/url]
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 5:53:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 12:13:10 PM EDT
btt for the evening shift.
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 12:28:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2002 12:45:01 PM EDT by Tactical_Jew]
I just recieved this book free in an eBay auction. I'll soon be sticking my nose in it.
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 6:52:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2002 6:54:09 PM EDT by M700-308]
Very Good read, But I would also recommend the Book- Delta Force by Charlie Beckwith. It goes into the detail from the man who founded the whole thing.
Link Posted: 10/19/2002 6:05:28 AM EDT
Some of the good things the good 'ol Sgt. Major wrote are not quite accurate. Don't forget that he is trying to sell his book, and now he sells himself as a consultant to news agencies. He is especially popular on the "newsmags" Extra and the like. He is not "pro-gun" by any stretch, and only believes in firearms training/ownership by LEO and Military. He has burned a lot of bridges, and made some enemies of once good friends because he decided to use them to further his own personal agenda. He did not get clearance to write the book. When asked why, he stated that the Military is too inflexible (in his opinion) on certain things, and he felt that he was justified divulging his knowledge without prior approval. To answer any question, yes I did read the book. However, I refused to buy it as I didn't want a penny to go into his pocket.
Link Posted: 10/19/2002 6:36:57 AM EDT
Excellent Book, I love all the training and hostage rescue scenarios they have, it's very detailed. The Delta book by Beckwith is an excellent read as well. Thanks Parker
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