By John T. Carney, Benjamin F. Schemmer
“John Carney is without doubt one of the few heroes I have.”
–LT. COL. L. H. “BUCKY” BURRUSS, united states (Ret.)
Founding member and Deputy Commander of Delta Force
When the U.S. Air strength determined to create an elite “special tactics” crew within the overdue Nineteen Seventies to paintings at the side of special-operations forces battling terrorists and hijackers and defusing explosive foreign emergencies, John T. Carney was once the guy they became to. on the grounds that then Carney and the U.S. Air strength designated Tactical devices have turned around the realm on delicate clandestine missions. they've got operated at the back of enemy traces accumulating important intelligence. they've got combated terrorists and overthrown harmful dictators. they've got suffered time and again the casualty fee of America’s traditional forces. yet they've got gotten the task done–most lately in beautiful victories within the conflict on terrorism in Afghanistan, which Carney calls “America’s first special-operations war.” Now, for the 1st time, Colonel Carney lifts the veil of secrecy and divulges what really is going on contained in the special-operations forces which are on the vanguard of latest warfare.
Part memoir, half army background, No Room for blunders reveals how Carney, after a decade of army carrier, was once handpicked to arrange a small, under-funded, labeled advert hoc unit referred to as model X, which even his boss knew little or no approximately. the following Carney recounts the not easy missions: the key reconnaissance within the desolate tract of north-central Iran through the hostage hindrance; the easy rescue operation in Grenada that changed into a protracted bloody fight. With Operation simply reason in Panama, the particular Tactical devices scored a tremendous good fortune, as they took down the corrupt regime of basic Noriega with lightning velocity. wilderness hurricane was once one other triumph, with Carney’s workforce undertaking very important search-and-rescue missions in addition to supporting to seek down cellular Scud missiles deep inside of Iraq.
Now with the conflict on terrorism in Afghanistan, particular operations have come into their very own, and Carney contains a bankruptcy detailing precisely how the Air strength certain strategies d.c. devices have spearheaded the profitable crusade opposed to the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
Gripping in its conflict scenes, eye-opening in its revelations, No Room for mistakes is the 1st insider’s account of the way unique operations are altering the way in which glossy wars are fought. Col. John T. Carney is an airman the United States may be happy with, and he has written a fully outstanding book.
From the Hardcover edition.