By John T. Carney, Benjamin F. Schemmer
“John Carney is likely 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 made up our minds to create an elite “special tactics” crew within the overdue Seventies to paintings at the side of special-operations forces battling terrorists and hijackers and defusing explosive overseas emergencies, John T. Carney was once the guy they became to. given that then Carney and the U.S. Air strength particular Tactical devices have rotated the area on delicate clandestine missions. they've got operated at the back of enemy strains collecting very important intelligence. they've got combated terrorists and overthrown harmful dictators. they've got suffered again and again the casualty fee of America’s traditional forces. yet they've got gotten the task 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 up to date warfare.
Part memoir, half army background, No Room for mistakes reveals how Carney, after a decade of army provider, used to be handpicked to prepare a small, under-funded, categorised advert hoc unit referred to as model X, which even his boss knew little or no approximately. the following Carney recounts the hard missions: the key reconnaissance within the wilderness of north-central Iran throughout the hostage problem; the straightforward rescue operation in Grenada that become a protracted bloody fight. With Operation simply reason in Panama, the certain Tactical devices scored a huge good fortune, as they took down the corrupt regime of normal Noriega with lightning velocity. wilderness typhoon used to be one other triumph, with Carney’s workforce conducting very important search-and-rescue missions in addition to supporting to seek down cellular Scud missiles deep within Iraq.
Now with the battle on terrorism in Afghanistan, distinctive operations have come into their very own, and Carney contains 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 errors is the 1st insider’s account of ways particular operations are altering the way in which smooth wars are fought. Col. John T. Carney is an airman the USA might be pleased with, and he has written a completely impressive book.
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