Relentless Strike tells the inside story of Joint Special Operations Command, the secret military organization that, during the past decade, has revolutionized counterterrorism, seamlessly fusing intelligence and operational skills to conduct missions that hit the headlines and those that have remained in the shadows - until now. Because JSOC includes the military's most storied special operations units - Delta Force, SEAL Team Six, the 75th Ranger Regiment - as well as America's most secret aviation and intelligence units, this is their story, too.
At dawn on March 2, 2002, America's first major battle of the 21st century began. Over 200 soldiers of the 101st Airborne and 10th Mountain Division flew into Afghanistan's Shah-i-Kotvalley - and into the mouth of a buzz saw. They were about to pay a bloody price for strategic, high-level miscalculations that underestimated the enemy's strength and willingness to fight.
In his successful runs for state senator in Montana and then for Congress, Rep. Ryan Zinke has promoted his 23-year career in the Navy SEALs as one of his main credentials, going so far as to put the SEALs’ Trident symbol on his campaign bus.
"Interior Nominee Promotes Navy SEAL Career, While Playing Down ‘Bad Judgment’" is from the January 16, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Christopher Drew and Sean D. Naylor and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"An Airman Left for Dead, and a Grainy Hint of Life" is from the August 27, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Sean D. Naylor and Christopher Drew and narrated by Paul Ryden.