The inspiration for the hit television series The Unit
Delta Force. They are 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, hostage takers, 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 behind-the-scenes 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: the Delta Force Operator.
With heart-stopping immediacy, Haney tells what it’s really like to enter a hostage-held airplane. And from his days in Beirut, Haney tells an unforgettable 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 the Beirut 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, Eric 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.
What an amazing book. Incredible detail bout the commitment, dedication and drive of the military special forces.
I became a professional soldier!
I became a professional soldier and that is what I will be until the day I die. Oh how true in so many ways even once a soldier at least in my case I will be until the day I die. After serving from 1964 - 1970 in Vietnam and having many months of Speicialized training I still can not give it up. I became a LEO - Police Officer for 15 years once discharged - than worked for one of our Government Agencies for 22 years having now recently retired. To be honest I am semi retired and now do contract work for our Government. This book and the Nariator are meant for each other although I didn't feel this way in the beginning. This book explains in details so many parts of the lives of a Speicalized soldier from the beginning to the end. It brought back so many things that I have tried so hard to forget over the years. To live through certain types of missions one has to be born with what is needed to make it through them with the training a close second. This book really lets the citizens of our great Nation in places once only Specialized Soldiers were only allowed for so many years. It has been over a year sense I went down the path of this book but in writing this I feel its time to go down that path again as a reminder. I feel very fortunate to be born with the instints I needed to serve America for so many years. Cheers
Unbelievable insight into a relatively unknown unit of elite soldiers. Very entertaining, I've listened to it twice!!!