Archive for the ‘Military’ Category

No One Left Behind – Amy Waters Yarsinske – Audio Book

May 10, 2007

No One Left Behind – Amy Waters Yarsinske : On the opening eve of the Gulf War, an American pilot was shot down over Iraq. Two years later, the stunning discovery of the wreckage set off an investigation that, despite government insistence to the contrary, proved that the pilot had not only survived the crash, but was captured and might still be alive today …

On January 16, 1991, Lt. Comdr. Michael Scott Speicher launched from the USS Saratoga,
joining forty F/A-18 Hornets of which only 39 would return. Moments after an assault by
an Iraqi MiG, Speicher’s plane reportedly vanished in a fireball over the Baghdad desert.
The next day, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Colin Powell declared Speicher Killed in Action – the first casualty of the Gulf War.

Yet, two months later, a Kuwaiti secret police colonel claimed he was in the same hospital as a captured American pilot. Over the years, evidence of survival continued to emerge, and on January 10, 2001, Speicher was declared Missing in Action – the first time in history that a U. S. serviceman’s status had ever been changed.

Tracking this explosive story for the past eight years, Yarsinske has interviewed top government and military officials, diplomats, pilots, informers, and Iraqi defectors. The result is a stunning true account of government denials and cover-ups that obscured an essential fact: Speicher survived. No One left Behind takes us beyond the lies to unearth the truth of the pilot left behind.

There are so many evidence to put this whole situation into question. The USA have to pursue their search on what really happened, otherwise it will be an incredible “story” of lies and cover up. And the saying of the American army “no one is left behind” would be then an immense lie? It is not thinkable!

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No Room for Error – John T Carney and Benjamin F Schemmer – Audio Book

April 18, 2007

No Room for Error – John T Carney and Benjamin F Schemmer : When the U.S. Air Force decided to create an elite “special tactics” team in the late 1970s to work with special-operations forces, John T. Carney was the man they turned to. Since then Carney and the U.S. Air Force Special Tactics units have circled the world on clandestine missions.

They have combated terrorists nd overthrown dangerous dictators. They have suffered eighteen times the casualty rate of America’s conventional forces. But they have gotten the job done.

Now that he is retired, Colonel Carney finally explains what goes on in a special-operations forces. Very instructive – an real eye opener and must read / must listen book / audio book!

One Soldier’s Story – Bob Dole – Audio Book

March 1, 2007

One Soldier’s Story – Bob Dole : With the candor, compassion, and wit he is known for, Dole recounts his own odyssey of courage and sacrifice, and also honors the fighting spirit of the countless heroes with whom he served.

Drawing on never-before-seen letters between him and his family during this period, Dole offers a powerful, vivid portrait of one man’s struggle to survive in the closing moments of the war. He speaks here not as a politician,but as a wounded G.I. who overcame the longest odds to rebuild his life. Heartfelt and inspiring, One Soldier’s Story is the World War II chronicle America has been waiting for.

A very moving way of explaining, or trying to, the war and its consequences.