By John T. Carney, Benjamin F. Schemmer
“John Carney is likely 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 made up our minds to create an elite “special tactics” workforce within the overdue Seventies to paintings along side special-operations forces struggling with terrorists and hijackers and defusing explosive foreign emergencies, John T. Carney used to be the guy they grew to become to. seeing that then Carney and the U.S. Air strength exact Tactical devices have rotated the area on delicate clandestine missions. they've got operated in the back of enemy strains accumulating important intelligence. they've got combated terrorists and overthrown risky dictators. they've got suffered time and again the casualty expense of America’s traditional forces. yet they've got gotten the task done–most lately in beautiful victories within the warfare 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 up to date warfare.
Part memoir, half army heritage, No Room for mistakes reveals how Carney, after a decade of army provider, used to be handpicked to arrange a small, under-funded, labeled advert hoc unit often called model X, which even his boss knew little or no approximately. the following Carney recounts the difficult missions: the key reconnaissance within the wilderness of north-central Iran in the course of the hostage obstacle; the easy rescue operation in Grenada that changed into a protracted bloody fight. With Operation simply reason in Panama, the designated Tactical devices scored a huge good fortune, as they took down the corrupt regime of basic Noriega with lightning velocity. desolate tract typhoon used to be one other triumph, with Carney’s crew conducting important search-and-rescue missions in addition to supporting to seek down cellular Scud missiles deep inside of Iraq.
Now with the battle on terrorism in Afghanistan, designated operations have come into their very own, and Carney encompasses a bankruptcy detailing precisely how the Air strength designated strategies d.c. devices have spearheaded the winning crusade opposed to the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
Gripping in its conflict scenes, eye-opening in its revelations, No Room for blunders is the 1st insider’s account of ways particular operations are altering the way in which smooth wars are fought. Col. John T. Carney is an airman the US should be happy with, and he has written a completely excellent book.
From the Hardcover edition.