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Riassunto: On April 6th. 2003, twenty-six Green Berets, including those of Sergeant First Class Frank Antenori's Special Forces A-Team (call sign Roughneck Nine One), fought a vastly superior force at a remote crossroads near the village of Debecka, Iraq. The enemy unit had battle tanks and 150 well-trained, well-equipped and well-commanded soldiers. The Green Berets stopped the enemy advance then fought them until only a handful of Iraqi survivors finally fled the battlefield.
In the process, the Nine One encountered hordes of news media and at the peak of the fight, a US Navy F-14 dropped a 500-pound bomb into the middle of a group of supporting Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, killing and wounding dozens.
Roughneck Nine One is the never-before-told, unsanitized story of the fight for the crossroads at Debecka, Iraq, and a unique inside look at a Special Forces A-team as it recruits and organizes, trains for combat, and eventually fights a battle against a huge opposing force in Iraq.
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On April 6th, 2003, twenty-six Green Berets, including those of Sergeant 1st Class Frank Antenori's Special Forces A-team (call sign Roughneck Nine-One), confronted a vastly superior force--one that included battle tanks and more than 150 well-trained, well-equipped, and well-commanded soldiers--at a remote crossroads near the small village of Debecka, Iraq. The rest is history?
"A rare and unexpectedly personal look into the elite world of a Special Forces A-Team."--Jack Coughlin, Gunnery Sergeant, USMC, and New York Times bestselling author of Shooter
Along the way, they endured a U.S .Navy F-14 dropping a 500-pound bomb on supporting Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, the ever-present threat of WMDs, and countless other deadly obstacles.
"Thoroughly detailed and carefully documented?a valuable addition to the growing list of Iraq war stories."--Army Times
This is the never-before-told, unsanitized story of how one Special Forces A-team recruited and organized, trained and eventually fought--and won--a legendary conflict that will influence American military doctrine for years to come.
"A warts-and-all report that is strong in realistic detail and in paying tribute to the courage and endurance of the U.S. forces."--Booklist
Condizione libro: Used
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