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No Room for Error: The Story Behind the USAF Special Tactics Unit Mass Market Paperback – September 30, 2003
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Special Tactics, which has operated in most every American military action since Operation Eagle Claw (aka Desert One) in 1980, has its foundations in the Pathfinder units of WW2, and are often known as 'combat controllers.' They are often the first in and the last out.
In a frank and engaging manner, Carney lays out the history of special tactics and their operations, including Eagle Claw, Grenada, Panama, Achille Lauro, Desert Storm, and Somalia, through Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Given his firsthand involvement in the majority of these operations, Carney offers a unique perspective and pulls no punches in his assessment of Air Force and U.S. Special Operations. Nothing is glossed-over and the reader gets the sense that Carney bears more self-imposed crosses than he probably should.
If you are interested in a unique perspective of U.S. Special Operations and Air Force Special Tactics, this book should not be missed.
Colonel Carney was personnally involved in the creation and development of these critically important units. While they have played in the shawdows of all recent conflicts, the participation of these Special Tactics Units came to the fore during Operation Enduring Freedom. There, in Afghanistan, their courage became legendary as they directed devastating bombing missions that quickly broke the back of al Qaeda and Taliban forces. With other special operations units, they fought on the ground where it gets up close and personal.
This book will give the readers an insight into a world they seldom hear about and a historical perspective of the battles of the Air Commandos - all told from the firsthand perspective of a true American hero.
You will also learn of Col Carney's continued service to the SOF community. Currently he runs the Special Operations Warrior's Foundation which provides scholarship to the children of our fallen comrades.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great read! If you want an inside look at Combat Controllers
and other USAF Special Ops jobs this is the book to read.
Good autobiography closely aligned with real world events. John Carney is a real hero not only for what he accomplished in the Air Force but perhaps more for his work with the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mikeabq
A good history of the development of USAF special tactics over the years. A bit of personal chest-pounding here and there but also more than adequate humility and considered... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great book to understand the history of Air Force Special Operations. It is a typical military read, but with an extra personal touch being that the author was involved... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Joshua L.