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Betrayed: The Shocking True Story of Extortion 17 as told by a Navy SEAL's Father Paperback – October 29, 2013
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Because of that we suffered far less casualties.
Wonderful military men and women are dying now because true leaders with military backgrounds are rare in politics. We worry more about Islime scum than we do about our great troops. God bless America!
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THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ FOR ALL AMERICANS WHO LOVE THEIR COUNTRY. Extortion 17 happened almost a year before Benghazi and was the GREATEST SINGLE LOSS IN THE HISTORY OF SPEC OPS. I think that Congress should include this disaster when it finally appoints a Select Committee to investigate Benghazi.
I have now read this book TWICE and it tears your heart out. Obama's "Muslim Friendly" Rules of Engagement (ROEs) are empowering our enemies, advancing Islamic jihad, and getting our troops killed. The book states these ROEs can best be described as "Suicidal." I concur, and suggest that all should read these sections at the end of the book with intense attention. Thank you.
John D. Trudel is the Award Winning Author of Thriller novels, including "Privacy Wars" and "Soft Target."
A father's story of a larger than life son who was inspired by 9-11 to become a Seal. The tragedy of loosing that son in an helo shootdown that should never have happened. The further story of a coverup and deception that's become all too common today.
When it seems the coverup and lies can go no further the author unveils another level of corruption and deception. Most disturbing were the notes regarding conversations with senior military officers with line responsibility for special forces in the region (unless control has been delegated to other commanders)
What's especially disturbing is that the costly lessons so tragically learned at Desert 1, Somalia and Tarkur Gahr were so casually forgotten by the armchair generals and politicians running the so called war. Desert 1 taught the special forces that their missions demanded both special air assets and pilots. Somalia taught us the hard lessons snd high of going to war without taking critical assets (AC-130's), especially when they are left behind for political reasons.
Extortion 17 taught us again the highly predictable cost of not using the right equipment, the right pilots and of neutering the AC-130 gunships. The difference between the helos is the difference between your family sedan and a NASCAR racer. It can do things your car can not do. The difference between the guard pilots and the special operations pilots is the difference between a highly skilled chauffeur, perhaps with some defensive driving skills , and the capabilities of an experienced racer.Read more ›
This book gave me a lot to think about and I will definitely recommend it.
I hope this book will reach every member of congress and every branch of the military including the Commander in Chief. Our country is asleep at the wheel and just might come awake after reading BETRAYED.
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I know Billy and Karen Vaughn... Extraordinary telling of the Truth that all Americans should know...Published 27 days ago by The Ninja Pastor
Evidence that our POTUS and his staff betrayed our warriors who solved the OBL problem.Published 1 month ago by Morgana & Blue's momma
UH HUH ! A PRETTY GOOD EXPLORATION OF HOW SUPERIOR OFFICERS IN THE PENTAGON ( OR SOMEWHERE ) SCREW OVER
OUR E M 'S.
Great book about an absolutely horrible incident. A SEAL who grew up near where I live died in the shoot down of Extortion 17. His name was Heath Robinson. Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. McClain
Just half way through this book, but I will tell you this much, the first 38 pages were so hard to read between the tears I was shedding. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gloria Lombardi
A book that everyone needs to read. As a veteran, it's disheartening and worrisome, but the story must be told.Published 4 months ago by D. Steckly
Many great points and a spotlight on the current administration. We deserve better, especially the families of the fallen.Published 4 months ago by Jack Black 344