The Final Mission of Extortion 17
- Special Ops, Helicopter Support, SEAL Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the US War in Afghanistan
- Narrated by: John Pruden
- Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-19-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Those killed were some of the United States' most highly trained and battle-honed commandos, including 15 men from the Gold Squadron of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, known popularly as SEAL Team 6, which had raided a Pakistan compound and killed Osama bin Laden just three months earlier.
The downing of Extortion 17 spurred a number of conspiracy theories, such as the idea that the shootdown was revenge for bin Laden's death. In The Final Mission of Extortion 17, Ed Darack debunks this theory and others and uncovers the truth behind this mysterious tragedy. His account of the brave pilots, crew, and passengers of Extortion 17 and the events of that fateful day is interwoven into a rich, complex narrative that also discusses modern joint combat operations, the history of the Afghan war to that date, US helicopter use in Afghanistan, and the new and evolving military technologies and tactics being developed to mitigate such tragedies now and in the future.
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By Dr. on 09-28-17
This is a must read. What I really liked about his book is the description of how our military went after the men who shot down Extortion 17. Within days they were dead. Doesn't pay to mess with the US Military.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By William on 12-15-17
A Good "Feel Better" Book
A well written "feel better" book. The last chapter made the purchase worth while! I wish I could believe everything in this book. I have unfortunately seen and heard too much to hook line and sinker everything. E17 was one of the most horrible and tragic losses of American lives ever!! Nothing written or done will make living with it any easier.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful