By Oliver North
Following the good fortune of American Heroes: within the struggle opposed to Radical Islam (a New York Times most sensible seller), Oliver North strikes from the frontline to the realm of shadow warriors, introducing readers to the courageous, noble paintings of military Seals, Rangers, and eco-friendly Berets in American Heroes in designated Operations.
From the sands of Iraq to the mountains of the Hindu Kush, North relays insider tales and full-color photos that depict soul-stirring missions, hidden victories, and determined fights opposed to most unlikely odds. but for those trustworthy, inspiring patriots, it's "all in a day's work."
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To this end, we sawall manner of wood used in the construction of the roofs of houses. Everything from twigs to reasonably straight pieces of timber. Either way, the roofs weren't particularly strong, and we were cautious when we had to get up there. You are high off the ground, on an uneven surface, probably con~tructed with twigs and mud, and it is pretty hard to c'onvince people you are there for a less than nefarious purpose when they confront you sneaking across their roof. ) While I'm on the subject of buildirigs, it was extremely rare to see a latrine during my whole time in AFG, and those that I did see weren't actually manmade structures but just an area that was in a corner of a compound or near a riverbed.
I remember an old saying about fighting: 'Size doesn't matter. ' We were the big guy and we would win. But, should we fight? This is a much more important question. We were in the middle of a village full of locals who were either acting friendly to us or were genuinely friendly. If we had a firefight, whether we won or lost, it would cost them greatly. The more we got decisively engaged in a fight, the greater the chance that their community would be traumatised by our actions, destroying lives and village infrastructure, as crappy as it was.
If so, you're doing better than me the first day. Of course, I didn't have anyone who would continually explain the terms and it really isn't cool to keep interrupting the officer commanding (oc) during a briefing. Charmeston was about one day's drive north of Tarin Kowt. That meant the GAF (you remember what that is? If not, there's a handy list at the back of the book) would leave the day before me and establish a security position near the town, in case we got into 'the shit' (that means what you think it means) when we arrived by helicopter.
American Heroes in Special Operations by Oliver North