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Danger Close

Author : Stuart Tootal
ISBN : 9781848542600
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Colonel Stuart Tootal is the first senior commander to provide an account of the fighting in Afghanistan. A gritty portrayal of unforgiving conflict, Danger Close captures the essence of combat, the risks involved and the aftermath. 3 PARA was the first unit into Helmand in 2006. Sent on a peace mission, it became engaged in a level of combat that has not been experienced by the British Army since the end of the Korean War. Undermanned and suffering from equipment shortages, 3 PARA fought doggedly to win the break in battle. Numerous gallantry decorations were awarded, but they were not without cost. On returning from Afghanistan, Tootal fought to get proper treatment for his wounded and feeling frustrated with the Government's treatment of its soldiers, he resigned from the Army. This is a dramatic, and often moving, insight into the leadership of soldiers and the sharp end of war.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Danger Close

Author : William G. Boykin
ISBN : 9780805449556
Genre : Fiction
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A young Army veteran, returned to student life, is called upon by his country to thwart a terrorist plot against the U.S. by joining Al-Qaeda.
Category: Fiction

Danger Close

Author : Steve Call
ISBN : 9781603443043
Genre : History
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“America had a secret weapon,” writes Steve Call of the period immediately following September 11, 2001, as planners contemplated the invasion of Afghanistan. This weapon consisted of small teams of Special Forces operatives trained in close air support (CAS) who, in cooperation with the loose federation of Afghan rebels opposed to the Taliban regime, soon began achieving impressive—and unexpected—military victories over Taliban forces and the al-Qaeda terrorists they had sponsored. The astounding success of CAS tactics coupled with ground operations in Afghanistan soon drew the attention of military decision makers and would eventually factor into the planning for another campaign: Operation Iraqi Freedom. But who, exactly, are these air power experts and what is the function of the TACPs (Tactical Air Control Parties) in which they operate? Danger Close provides a fascinating look at a dedicated, courageous, innovative, and often misunderstood and misused group of military professionals. Drawing on the gripping first-hand accounts of their battlefield experiences, Steve Call allows the TACPs to speak for themselves. He accompanies their narratives with informed analysis of the development of CAS strategy, including potentially controversial aspects of the interservice rivalries between the air force and the army which have at times complicated and even obstructed the optimal employment of TACP assets. Danger Close makes clear, however, that the systematic coordination of air power and ground forces played an invaluable supporting role in the initial military victories in both Afghanistan and Iraq. This first-ever examination of the intense, life-and-death world of the close air support specialist will introduce readers to a crucial but little-known aspect of contemporary warfare and add a needed chapter in American military history studies.
Category: History

Danger Close

Author : Amber Smith
ISBN : 9781501116391
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A memoir of active combat by an elite female helicopter pilot stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan vividly describes her division's high-risk battles and the ways they were challenged to perform under extreme duress, sharing additional insights into her experiences as a woman in a male-dominated unit,"--NoveList.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Danger Close

Author : Charlie Flowers
ISBN : 9781291569810
Genre : Fiction
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Rizwan Sabir returns. And this time his enemy has a familiar face. According to confidential reports, elements of the Metropolitan Police have been penetrated by a violent terror group. With rising tension within the police force, time is quickly running out for Riz. His task: to identify the target. And neutralise the enemy before they strike. But before he can begin, there is a desperate mission that must be completed, at all costs. Riz must find his fiancee, dead or alive. Do the Americans have her body? Is she in Gitmo or a ""Black Site""? Who or what is the Fox Princess? Can Riz find his fiancee, bring back his team, and once again take out the terrorist threat? Bad things are going to happen and the only people who can stop them are Riz and his gang... Hard Kill was originally published as 'The Fox Princess'.
Category: Fiction

Danger Close

Author : Lindsay McKenna
ISBN : 9781459253858
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna brings us the exciting beginning of her Shadow Warriors series… Placing women in ground combat is only a test for Congress, but for volunteer Corporal Cathy Fremont it's life…and probably death. In the exotic jungles of Thailand, she's trapped in a hotbed of deception and abuse because the enemy she can't escape is on her side of the battle line. One risk she doesn't need is an alliance with a marine, but trusting intense Captain Jim Boland might be her only chance of survival. Caught in the crosshairs of danger and political intrigue, Jim must sacrifice his hidden agenda to protect the woman who reawakens the passion inside him. But deadly corruption is closer than they think, and may destroy them both.
Category: Fiction

America Danger Close

Author : Jesse Prewitt
ISBN : 9781449764180
Genre : Religion
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America: Danger Close! offers guidance for every church leader in America. We Christians know what must be done to deliver this great nation from its critical condition, but will we do it—before it’s too late?
Category: Religion

Danger Close The Echo Platoon Series Book 1

Author : Marliss Melton
ISBN : 9781614176411
Genre : Fiction
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Navy SEALs Mobilized to Rescue Oil Tycoon's Daughter in the Military Romantic Suspense, Danger Close , by Marliss Melton --Virginia Beach, VA, 2014 AND The Chaco Boreal, Paraguay, South America, Mondern Day-- Navy SEAL Sam Sasseville resents being called upon to repeatedly rescue Madison Scott—an oil tycoon's daughter—from trouble of her own making. Just weeks after extracting her from drug-riddled Mexico, Maddy disappears into the terrorist-threatened region of El Chaco, Paraguay. Dedicated to protecting the world's last agricultural frontier from her family-owned oil wells, Maddy knows her long-dead activist mother would approve of her work, even if that blasted Navy SEAL doesn't. But between the terrorists trying to nab her and the shadowy assassin intent on snuffing out her life, Maddy and Sam discover a common goal—keeping her alive—while Sam faces a difficult choice: love Maddy just the way she is, or walk away with just his pride for company. PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Marliss Melton brings her unique personal experience to each story, putting the reader in the center of the action. This story contains colorful language used by real SEALs and sexual situations that typify passionate, strong men and women. Readers who enjoy Hot Seal Romance, women's adventure stories, military romance as well as fans of Gena Showalter, Meli Raine, Teresa Reasor, Dana Marton and Leslie North will enjoy this romantic military suspense series. "If you like action packed this has got it." ~Verified Reviewer "Rich with suspense and balanced with equal amounts of romance, this novel is a great read." ~krazyforbooks,Verified Reviewer THE ECHO PLATOON SERIES, in order Danger Close Hard Landing Friendly Fire Hot Target THE TASKFORCE SERIES, in order The Protector The Guardian The Enforcer
Category: Fiction

Danger Close The Rescue Of Oda 525

Author : Rhys Thomas
ISBN : 9781365626548
Genre : History
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February 24th, 1991: It's the first day of the ground war in Operation Desert Storm. To support the massive attack, an eight man US Army Special Forces team is inserted 150 miles inside Iraq to covertly reconnoiter a key highway connecting Baghdad and Kuwait. The members of the team--designated "Operational Detachment Alpha-525"-are known among their peers as "The Sharkmen." This is their first combat mission in Desert Storm. If this had been a perfect mission no one would have known they were there. They would have dropped in, done their job for a week, then exited under cover and returned to base. But this isn't a perfect mission. Within hours it will all go to hell. This is the true story of the improbable rescue of ODA-525, told in the words of the men who were there, on the ground and in the air.
Category: History

Danger Close

Author : S. L. Shelton
ISBN : 1499603290
Genre : Fiction
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Scott Wolfe believes violence and insanity run in his family. Despite the black hole that nearly all his childhood memories seem to have been sucked into, his past continues to shape him in ways he doesn't understand. One evening in September 1996, something happened that changed the course of Scott's life, starting him along a path that affects him and everyone around him.Fifteen years later, stuck behind a computer in the role of "analyst", Scott's desire to be in the middle of the action is answered without his knowledge or consent when strings from his two previous adventures become entangled.After a failed abduction attempt—thwarted by Scott in spectacularly violent fashion—CIA Agent John Temple whisks him away from threats at home, while simultaneously indoctrinating him into his first official field Op. The job of his dreams is only one decision away. But with that decision comes danger like he's never faced and a life that he may not be prepared for—if he survives his first test.How treacherous has Scott's life become if the CIA thinks he would be safer in the Middle East?
Category: Fiction