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No Way Out: A Story of Valor in the Mountains of Afghanistan Audio CD – Unabridged, February 14, 2017
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Kevin Maurer is an award-winning reporter and the bestselling author or coauthor of several books, including Hunting Che, Valleys of Death, and No Easy Day.
Corey M. Snow is a full-time audiobook narrator and voice talent from the great Pacific Northwest, working from his home studio in Olympia, Washington. In his life before becoming a narrator he has been a typesetter, a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, a software developer, and much more.
- Publisher : Tantor Audio; Unabridged edition (February 14, 2017)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1515968529
- ISBN-13 : 978-1515968528
- Item Weight : 3.19 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.3 x 0.6 x 7.4 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,620,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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But few can imagine the horrific accounts of being trapped on a defensive position attempting to take the high ground of cliffs with the insurgents in fortified positions firing down. Terrain is everything in Afghanistan..when it comes to METT-TC..terrain is the metric which must take the highest consideration-
Whoever (and that is plural) planned the mission took responsibility for the disaster which occurred resulting in many serious and life changing injuries to the Special Forces Soldiers.
From the reader's standpoint, it seemed as though the Afgh commandos (in training) would be the main force with the SF trainers to be in the overwatch mentoring and reinforcing training skills in a live combat situation. This seems not to be the case..but, more over the relatively small SF Team became the assault force and the Afghan commandos of some 100 or so were in fixed positions and would not move forward.
The team pressed on regardless-A validation of training and dedication to the mission even though most, including the commander recognized early on the mission was a disaster in waiting.
Too many times, the upper echelon planners took it upon themselves to do the planning when someone else was burdened with the execution. The long hard road to mission planning involves those who do the implementation..because they have all the risks. Powerpoint planning is a no-go on missions of this magnitude.
Does the mil community make mistakes..some understandable..others in-excusable as the following ...like the mission told in the book..or Wanat in the Korengal...or the coverup of the Tillman death in Khost.
For those who were affected by leadership which may of been un-comprising...hopefully, those who "walk the walk" will utilize their first hand experience to do the right thing when it comes to their turn to plan missions.
Good luck all in hopes your lives have moved on to a better place. RH/Paktia/Khost-2003
This is true in life - whether business or in the military. In the army, their arrogance gets people killed. This book underlines and highlights for those types, using a thick pen and neon yellow highlighters, that they should think much more than twice and listen to those who know!
My overwhelming anger is with the idiots who did the ordering; who ignored the Team; and who put better men than themselves into a grave situation. Unfortunately we don't hear whether these ignorant, arrogant cretins got the "chop" but I sure hope so.
As for this book and the men who survived - I salute a great Team of Warriors. You've been to hell and back and were not found wanting. The courage and tenacity is nothing short of incredible! That you all survived, amazing! That you have made a new life for yourselves, a tribute to your strength of character.
Anyone reading this book who is entering any fray or going to war will be able to learn from glaring mistakes but will, at the same, be encouraged to persevere when one knows that one is in the right and stand ground against stupidity from "higher-ups"!
This is an amazing book and well worth owning.
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Dieses Buch geht weniger auf den geostrategischen Ansatz in Afghanistan ein, sondern rein auf die emotionale Ebene was die Soldaten an diesem Tag an diesem Ort erlebt haben.
Ich empfehle dieses Buch all jenen welche eine Schlacht aus einer sehr gut beschriebenen taktischen Sicht heraus erleben wollen.