The Final Mission of Extortion 17

The Final Mission of Extortion 17

Special Ops, Helicopter Support, SEAL Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the U.S. War in Afghanistan

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"Ed Darack investigates the downing of Extortion 17, the deadliest helicopter crash in the history of U.S. special operations."--Provided by publisher.
Contents: REDCON 2
America's longest war
"Make it count"
Forging a modern U.S. Army aviator and commander
Extortion Company and the modern American war machine
Special operations and the 160th
Through the perilous skies of war
Progression of excellence
Families and war
The swiftest wind
Born to fly
Never stop flying the aircraft
Three steps ahead of the helicopter
Wooden wings
The invisible warfighters
The mechanics of the mission
Decision point
The passengers
Highest valor
Operation Ginosa
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 958.1047 D
Characteristics: x, 227 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781588345899


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