Delta Forcethe US Armys most elite topsecret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you wont hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their topsecret missions, and no book has ever taken readers insideuntil now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action to reveal the neverbeforetold story of First Special Forces Operational DetachmentD (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 processdesigned to break the strongest of menthat singles out the best of the best. With heartstopping immediacy, Haney tells what its really like to enter a hostageheld airplane. From his days in Beirut, he tells a remarkable tale of bodyguards and bombs, of a daytoday 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 firstperson description of that failed mission that is a chilling, compelling account of a bold maneuver undone by chanceand 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 aroundtheworld action that is sudden, frightening, and nonstop.