By Michael Golembesky

The sequel to New York Times bestseller Level 0 Heroes

Level 0 Heroes, Michael Golembesky's bestselling account of Marine specific Operations workforce 8222 in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, was once just the start for those now battle-hardened specified operations warriors.
The unforgiving Afghan iciness has settled upon the 22 males of Marine exact Operations group 8222, callsign Dagger 22, within the distant and opposed river valley of Bala Murghab, Afghanistan. The Taliban combatants within the area could have beloved not anything greater than to once more cross dormant and leisure till the recent spring combating season started. No probability of that―this iciness will be different.
Along with Afghan and foreign protection Forces (NATO), the Marines of Dagger 22 persevered their struggle in the course of the harsh wintry weather to form the battlefield sooner than the Afghan floor started to thaw. From one firefight to the following, the noose started to tighten round the village of Daneh Pasab and the Taliban command mobilephone working there. On April 6, 2010, a floor strength which include U.S. military certain Forces, Afghan Commandos and Marine Corps specified operations carried out an evening attack to ruin the seriously entrenched Taliban strength, breaking their grip at the valley and preventing the spring offensive earlier than it even began.
But not anything in Bala Murghab comes simply as wrestle operations put on at the operators of Dagger 22 as they lean on one another once more so as to entire their undertaking in a single of the main brutal environments on earth.

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He shook my hand and said, “Danny. You’ve been awake for like thirty hours. Damn, man. ” Since that first introduction nearly two months ago, Danny and I had become good friends and continued to work as partners in the same fight. The both of us had become the primary link between our two units even as things began to change in the valley. As for the team, January not only brought us a new year, but also new opportunities to get outside the wire and start operating with our small ragtag group of Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers that we managed to pry away from their commander, Colonel Ali.

The Taliban were using it as a final release point for fighters moving into the battlespace around Objectives Prius and Pathfinder. The five-hundred-pound bomb completely destroyed it, leaving nothing but a large hole in the ground. It was a missed opportunity when we didn’t destroy Fiesta when we had the chance. This compound still represented the Taliban’s control over that area, which consisted of the large village of Qibcaq and everything south of it. This particular group of Taliban fighters—commonly referred to as a cell—were the leading force of resistance during Buongiorno and wounded one of our teammates.

No. The Taliban must have been doing it some other way. Paddy—who was basically in the same boat as Rob, pulling an extra duty working intelligence for the team—had picked up on a small piece of information. It was a mere reference buried deep in an intel report that could have easily been overlooked or dismissed. “They have a rope to get across the river” is all that it said. Another bridge in the southern portion of the valley—a way to circumvent Coalition and Afghan checkpoints—providing easy travel and access to both sides of the valley?

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