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- ISBN: 9780312544140 (pbk.)
xxii, 330 p.,  p. of plates : ill ; 18 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2011, c2006.
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- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2006 May #2
This gripping account of combat in Iraq in 2003 follows a Special Forces A-Team with Kurdish allies pitted against a strong, well-armed, well-trained Iraqi force. After an initial defensive victory, the allies went on the offensive and drove the Iraqis off in what can justly be called a rout. But the cost was high, particularly in "friendly fire" casualties when a supporting flight of F-14s dropped bombs on the Kurds instead of the Iraqis. Veteran Special Forces NCO Antenori and experienced military writer Halberstadt have joined forces to produce this warts-and-all report that is strong in realistic detail and in paying tribute to the courage and endurance of the U.S. forces' Kurdish allies. A notable contribution to the literature on both the Iraq war and the capabilities of special-ops units. ((Reviewed May 15, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.
- Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2006 April #2
Former Special Forces sergeant Antenori and writer Halberstadt (War Stories of the Green Berets ) grippingly recreate the valor of Antenori's Special Forces A-Team in the battle at Debecka Pass in northern Iraq on April 6, 2003. Antenori's 12-man operational team (call sign: Roughneck Nine-One), along with more than a dozen other Green Berets, fought a major engagement with an Iraqi armored task force on Highway 2, a vital artery for moving troops and supplies. Despite being outmanned and outgunned, the Special Forces closed the highway and repelled an Iraqi counterattack spearheaded by four T-55 tanks and eight armored personnel carriers. The Special Forces suffered no casualties, but dozens of their Kurdish allies were killed or wounded by an errant American air strike. The authors highlight the skill and bravery of the Special Forces without overlooking their foibles and mistakes (or failing to lambaste the pesky, on-the-scene reporters who made their job harder). Though the book's second half speeds along with the battle's details, it's preceded by an overly long, familiar prologue--the selection and training of Special Forces soldiers and pre-deployment preparations. On balance, Antenori's memoir offers a gritty inside look at a Special Forces team at war. (July)[Page 54]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.