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
by Ed Darack
(c) 2017
Published by Smithsonian Books

Rating: ❶❷❸❹❺  5 of 5 stars

The author presents glimpses into the background, training, and motivation of some of those on the final mission. This really drew me into the book and made me want to keep reading.

The book covers not only the final mission of Extortion 17, but also some of the lead-up to the mission. The author explains the many military acronyms in a straightforward way that helped me grasp their importance to the narrative, if not their full importance in the wider military setting.
A list of abbreviations and acronyms is provided.

Photos and maps accompany the chapters.

The Sources section briefly describes how the information for each chapter was obtained.

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in military aviation, recent history, and modern military.

I was provided with an uncorrected proof of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Smithsonian Books.

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