By John T. Carney, Benjamin F. Schemmer
“John Carney is among 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 determined to create an elite “special tactics” group within the past due Nineteen Seventies to paintings together with special-operations forces battling terrorists and hijackers and defusing explosive overseas emergencies, John T. Carney used to be the fellow they became to. because then Carney and the U.S. Air strength particular Tactical devices have turned around the area on delicate clandestine missions. they've got operated in the back of enemy traces accumulating very important intelligence. they've got combated terrorists and overthrown risky dictators. they've got suffered again and again the casualty price of America’s traditional forces. yet they've got gotten the task done–most lately in beautiful victories within the conflict 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 errors reveals how Carney, after a decade of army provider, was once handpicked to prepare a small, under-funded, categorised advert hoc unit often called model X, which even his boss knew little or no approximately. the following Carney recounts the tough missions: the key reconnaissance within the desolate tract of north-central Iran through the hostage quandary; the straightforward rescue operation in Grenada that changed into a protracted bloody fight. With Operation simply reason in Panama, the unique Tactical devices scored an important good fortune, as they took down the corrupt regime of normal Noriega with lightning velocity. barren region hurricane was once one other triumph, with Carney’s staff undertaking important search-and-rescue missions in addition to assisting 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 particular strategies d.c. devices have spearheaded the profitable crusade opposed to the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
Gripping in its conflict scenes, eye-opening in its revelations, No Room for blunders is the 1st insider’s account of the way precise operations are altering the best way glossy wars are fought. Col. John T. Carney is an airman the USA may be pleased with, and he has written a completely excellent book.
From the Hardcover edition.