It seemed like an impossible mission right from the start. A U.S. Special Forces team planned to scale a steep, snow-capped mountain to surprise and capture a terrorist leader. But before they found the target, the target found them.
The team was caught in a deadly ambush that not only threatened their lives, but the entire mission in the northeast part of the war-torn nation. The elite soldiers fought for hours, huddled on a small rock ledge as rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine gun fire rained down on them. With total disregard for their own safety, they tended to their wounded and kept fighting to stay alive.
When the battle finally ended, ten soldiers had earned Silver Stars—the Army’s third highest award for combat valor. It was the most Silver Stars awarded to any unit in one battle since the Vietnam War.
In No Way Out, Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer bring this heroic action to vivid life. Based on dozens of interviews with those who were there, it is a compelling narrative of an epic battle that not only tested the soldiers’ mettle but serves as a cautionary tale: Be careful what you ask a soldier to do because they will die trying to accomplish their mission.
Hardcover Book : 336 pages
Publisher: Putnam Berkley Pub. Group ( March 06, 2012 )
Item #: 13-473723
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Product Weight: 15.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Well written book that tells the truth about a Special Forces mission that should have never happened. Those that were to carry out the mission should have planned the mission, unfortunately, their concerns were not headed. Their story is told the way it should be, truthfully!!