Almost as soon as the second hijacked 767 struck the south tower of the world trade center, Air Force Combat Controllers began to report to their bases and pack their gear. Spread around the world in special tactics squadrons, these airmen would provide the lightly armed U.S. Army Special Forces teams with a number of capabilities that would turn them into world-class killing machines.q John D. Gresham Author, qAir Force Combat Controllers at Warq Afghanistan 2001 qThese single Americans had the power to conjure lightning bolts out of the sky......... ....abwhat happened in Afghanistan is one of the most extraordinary stories in military history.q Mark Bowden Author, qBlackhawk Downq Somalia, 1999 qIndividually, they are specially selected, specially trained, and, in support of special operations, almost daily bring American airpower to bear on our nationas enemies. Indeed, they are very remarkable warriors, and this book will help many understand why so many of us hold our Combat Controllers in such incredibly high regard.q Dr. James G. Roche Secretary of the United States Air Force 2001 - 2005 qabif you asked what tool of the trade would be the very last they would leave behind, you might be surprised at the answer. You would likely hear that it is not a tool that makes one nervous when it isnat there, but rather a capability that is not organic to a troop of Delta Operators or Navy SEALsq qJust because you are the best of the best does not mean you are the best at everything. Any Delta operator can vouch for the capabilities of the air force combat controllers, and very rarely goes on a ahita without the men who wear the scarlet berets.q Dalton Fury Delta Force Commander, Tora Bora, December 2001 Author, qKill Bin Ladenq - 2008For the rest of you who never met him, Mark was one of my very best friends and was stationed at FOB Cobra in Afghanistan as an Air Force Combat Controller ... The price is paid with the very best blood our country has to offer and Mark is a perfect example of this. ... We spent so much time playing Halo on Xbox that I am sure I will be in some kind of trouble when I stand before the judgment bar. Oneanbsp;...
|Title||:||CCT-The Eye of the Storm|
|Publisher||:||Author House - 2012-10-31|