By Fred Pushies

The tale of any army operation revolves not only round recommendations and gear, yet round humans. Now for the 1st time, readers gets an intimate examine the folks in the back of CAS shut Air aid. Their paintings is either gentle and lethal, their activities rooted in months of making plans and performed with split-second timing. appearing as a bridge among unique ops flooring troops and deadly air strength, CAS calls for a ability set unprecedented even one of the so much elite army forces. yet simply as very important is the frame of mind, commitment, and bold of a truly distinctive model of Airman. army lovers, historical past buffs, and readers encouraged by way of tales of outstanding bravery and patriotism will all be interested in the heroes of lethal Blue, the Air strength targeted Operations Command that orchestrates and executes those serious missions.

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S. Embassy when Saigon fell in 1975. Prior to Operation Eagle Claw, a lone combat controller performed R&S (reconnaissance and surveillance) of Desert Site One. The mission planners had scores of aerial photographs, but they needed human intelligence (HUMINT), or someone on the ground. In early April 1980, Major John T. , was delivered to the Iranian wasteland via a Central Intelligence Agency aircraft. The major pulled a small motorcycle from the plane. Equipped with a pair of night-vision goggles, a penetrometer, and some infrared lights, he began to survey the proposed landing site.

If it fell, then that would be it. We had about 5,000 Northern Alliance troops against 10,000 Taliban fighters, but through close air support, we completely annihilated them. ” Markham recalled the battle: “We were on the Shomali Plain, a sixty-kilometer front line and thirty-kilometer-deep battlefield. ” From these positions, the Taliban could attack the small American team and the alliance forces with everything they had. Markham recalls, “We took enormous amounts of fire: small arms fire, tank rounds—you name it.

Estimated that it would take the ODA six months to accomplish its mission; Markham and his team successfully completed the mission is just over three weeks. S. personnel to enter the American Embassy in Kabul were combat controllers of the 720th Special Tactics Squadron. MSgt Markham related the event as follows: “We were sitting in Kabul for about two weeks, getting some of the smaller Taliban cells—going against them, getting them out of Kabul. We were waiting for permission to go to the Embassy.

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