The Final Mission of Extortion 17

The Final Mission of Extortion 17

Special Ops, Helicopter Support, SEAL Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the U.S. War in Afghanistan

Book - 2017
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"Ed Darack investigates the downing of Extortion 17, the deadliest helicopter crash in the history of U.S. special operations."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Washington, DC :, Smithsonian Books,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781588345899
Characteristics: x, pages cm
Contents: REDCON 2
Operation Enduring Freedom
Waiting for the call
"Make it count"
Trial by fire: forging a modern U.S. Army aviator and commander
Extortion company and the modern American war machine
Special operations and the 160th
Through the perilous skies of war
Progression of excellence
Rotating wings
Families and war
The swiftest wind
Dragons in the air
Born to fly
Never stop flying the aircraft
Three steps ahead of the helicopter
Invisible warfighters
Focalpoint of support
Mechanics of the mission
Decision point
The passengers
Highest valor
Chance alone
Extortion is down!
Aftermath
Operation Ginosa: "Death by knight"
Epilogue.
Summary: "Ed Darack investigates the downing of Extortion 17, the deadliest helicopter crash in the history of U.S. special operations."--Provided by publisher.

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