Delta Force—the US Army’s most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won’t hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside—until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action to reveal the never-before-told story of First Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force).
He is a master of espionage, trained to take on hijackers, terrorists, and enemy armies. He can deploy by parachute or arrive by commercial aircraft, survive alone in hostile cities, speak foreign languages fluently, strike at enemy targets with stunning swiftness and extraordinary teamwork. He is the ultimate modern warrior: the Delta Force operator.
In this dramatic chronicle, Eric Haney, one of the founding members of Delta Force, takes us inside this legendary counterterrorist unit. Here, for the first time, are details of the grueling selection process—designed to break the strongest of men—that singles out the best of the best.
With heart-stopping immediacy, Haney tells what it’s really like to enter a hostage-held airplane. From his days in Beirut, he tells a remarkable tale of bodyguards and bombs, of a day-to-day life of madness and beauty, and of how he and a teammate are called on to kill two gunmen targeting US Marines at an airport. As part of the team sent to rescue American hostages in Tehran, Haney offers a first-person description of that failed mission that is a chilling, compelling account of a bold maneuver undone by chance—and a few fatal mistakes.
From fighting guerrilla warfare in Honduras to rescuing missionaries in Sudan and leading the way onto the island of Grenada, Haney captures the daring and discipline that distinguish the men of Delta Force. Inside Delta Force brings honor to these singular men while it puts us in the middle of around-the-world action that is sudden, frightening, and nonstop.
©2002 Eric L. Haney; Afterword 2005 by Eric L. Haney (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“The story of the US military’s elite counterterrorism warriors… Timely… fascinating… well-written.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
I've been listening to audio books for well over twenty years (even before audible was available). Secretly, I wish I could be a narrator.
As a Navy Veteran, I used to idolize the Navy Seals until I listened to this book by Retired Sgt Major Haney (founding member of the Army's Delta Force). These guys make make the Navy Seals look like a bunch of prima donnas. Navy Seals typically want glory. Delta force are the true unsung heros of our Armed Forces. They keep their identities secret. Even their families don't even know they're in Delta Force. Delta Force is by invitation only and the attrition rate is 95%. They receive tens of millions of dollars worth of training including secret agent training at Camp Perry (aka CIA's Farm) in Williamsburg, VA. They are truly Super Soldiers and Super Spies. They're the best of the best of the best! I'm just glad they're on our side to protect us from all the bad people in the world.
I sell oil, in Houston ( go figure, right )
Eric walks you through the beginning and a few mission of Delta. Taught me allot about what those guys have to go through...
Delta Force selection and training experiences, especially the final test, a very long cross-country march.
Positive and convincing tone in the narration.
The inside story of Delta Force
It was most enjoyable to listen to a credible inside story of the founding of Delta Force.
I wish our government was as competent and honorable as these people.
There is nothing in this book of the exploits of Delta Force. It is, for the most, part a story of how the author gained entry into the ranks of this organization. It is not a story of Delta Force.
It was a good story, just not the story I was expecting.
The story goes from before he enters selection to Delta force to after he retires and has some great stories in between!
Good book goes into the formation of Delta force and the selection process. Robertson Dean has a low almost Andre the Giant quality of his voice and is always good for military books. Also doing practice door breaches with actual people in to room, with live rounds can only be described in one way.
This kind of material can be dry if not presented in the right way. The author and nararator did an excellent job of balancing the humor along with the action and hard facts.
I really enjoyed following his journey in the selection process for Delta Force membership. I found myself cheering him along the way.
Yes, I had a hard time not wanting to keep listening to it for hours. Really sucks you in.
Very well done and you will walk away looking at how our country and it's elite special forces take care of some sticky scenarios life throws at you.
"Love my audio's"
Yes, found it very interesting, informative, and reassuring. It was very well done.
What sticks in my mind the most is that our government prevented them from doing what they trained them to do --to save the lives of the POW's was a big one. Hard to understandhow anything could matter more than that. Very impressed with many aspects of their training. I did not realize the significance of our special forces. I have started listening to another similar one, different area of the military, but not as good as this one.
The main character.
Unknown, unappreciated men of honor and excellence.
Loved it, and am so thankful for each and every one who serves our nation like The Delta Force.
His personal knowledge of Delta Force.
I enjoyed the book very much. I would much rather hear about it from someone that lived it than someone that just watched and then wrote about it. If I wanted a documentary, I'd watch the History Chanel.
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