By Dick Couch
“Down variety” is what SEALs in Afghanistan and Iraq name their zone of operations. during this new mode of war, “down variety” can seek advice from whatever from monitoring roving bands of al-Qaeda on a distant mountain path in Afghanistan to taking down an armed compound in Tikrit and rousting holdouts from Saddam Hussein’s regime. it could possibly suggest interdicting insurgents smuggling car-bomb explosives over the Iraqi-Syrian border or silently boarding a freighter at the excessive seas at evening to implement an embargo. In different phrases, “down variety” will be anyplace, every time, lower than any stipulations.
In Down Range, writer Dick sofa, himself a former army SEAL and CIA case officer, makes use of his remarkable entry to carry the reader firsthand debts from the soldiers in wrestle in the course of key missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. sofa creates a pulse-pounding, distinctive narrative of the definitive engagements of this warfare, whereas portray an strangely intimate portrait of those warriors within the box. The functionality of the SEALs in tough, altering environments—in the warmth of the Afghan barren region, within the snow-packed Hindu Kush, at the excessive seas, and within the city chaos of Baghdad—has been not anything wanting outstanding. The SEALs, coordinating with different American forces, the CIA, and international particular operations devices just like the Polish GROM, have once again proven their genius for improvisation and skill for brave motion in best the struggle in contrast new and cruel enemy.
The first conflict heritage of its sort, Down Range is a riveting close-up of a few of America’s best warriors in motion opposed to a perilous foe.
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