Delta Force: A Memoir by the Founder of the U.S. Military's Most Secretive Special-Operations Unit (English Edition) Kindle电子书
“Delta Force is arguably the most effective fighting unit in the world.” (Washington Post)
“Absolutely compelling...nations without men like this simply don’t survive.” (The Wall Street Journal)
“The Army’s most elite commando unit.” (Los Angeles Times)
“A page turner. ... Hard to put down. ... One of those rare books that military people will annotate and underline and hesitate ever to lend out. ... Beckwith’s candor is extraordinary.” (Armed Forces Journal) --此文字指其他 kindle_edition 版本。
U.S. Army Colonel Charles A. Beckwith was the founderand first commanding officer of Delta Force. For his service,he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star,Legion of Merit, and Purple Heart. He is interred in the FortSam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.--此文字指其他 kindle_edition 版本。
- ASIN : B009R53AH4
- 出版社 : Avon; 第 Reprint 版 (2013年2月12日)
- 出版日期 : 2013年2月12日
- 语言 : 英语
- 文件大小 : 1991 KB
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- 纸书页数 : 387页
The book itself is quite interesting and filled with political intrigue and military action. However, half way through it becomes a book on project management as the author deals with the problems of developing the army's elite anti-terrorist unit.
It is interesting to note that Beckwith writes about getting his men training. But doesn't get very specific with the skills he required. I think this was an intentional as at the time the book was published there was little information available about this unit. More current information can be found in Eric Haney's book Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counter terrorist Unit and The Mission, The Men and Me: Lessons from a former Detla Force Commander by Pete Blaber.
It is also interesting to note that while he does give a complete description of what he saw on the failed Iran Hostage Mission that this portion of the book is very small in comparison to the rest of the book. If you are interested in first person accounts of the hostage situation, I would recommend reading 444 Days by Lt. Col. Scott, and Guests of the Ayatollah by Mark Bowdin (not first person).
What I enjoyed about this book is it is well written, shows the author has a sense of humor, and most of the entire trip down Memory Lane. I remember these times. They had a big impact on who I am and what I've done in life. This book is a time capsule.
What was just as interesting and terribly disturbing was the shortsightedness and turf-protecting response from the military brass that Col. Beckwith had to struggle against for years. He's not shy about naming names either, which I give him a lot of credit for. It's frightening to think that our armed forces are being run by such short-sighted, petty, and "what's in it for me, to hell what's best for the troops or the country" high-level military brass.
Great book, great read, and Colonel Beckwith is a true hero. Thank you, Sir.