By Charlie A. Beckwith, Donald Knox

The definitive insider's account of the U.S. Army's so much elite and secretive special-ops unit, written by means of the mythical founder and primary commanding officer of Delta Force

Wanted: Volunteers for venture Delta. Will warrantly you a medal. A physique bag. Or both. With this name to palms, Charlie Beckwith revolutionized American armed wrestle. Beckwith's acclaimed memoir tells the tale of Delta strength ("the Army's such a lot elite commando unit."—Los Angeles Times) as simply its maverick author may inform it—from the bloody baptism of Vietnam to the top-secret education grounds of North Carolina to political battles within the higher degrees of the Pentagon itself. this can be the heart-pounding, first-person, insider's view of the missions that made Delta strength legendary.

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MAGNET Force started with little notice. An advance party under Col. Edward H. Heavey left New York secretly on 6 January 1942; with it was Lt. Col. Donald B. Adams, the V Corps engineer. The party sailed from Halifax on a Norwegian ship and reached Scotland on the nineteenth. Colonel Adams and the other officers went to London for a week of briefing, and the rest of the party moved on to Belfast. A brigadier of the Royal Engineers guided Adams almost from the day he reached Northern Ireland, acquainting him with Brit24 Ltr, Adams to Chancy, 15 May 42, Engr files, NIBS.

1 OCE Rpts to CG, EUCOM Engr files; OCE ETOUSA Hist Rpt 1, Organization, Administration, and Personnel, app. 25; Memo, Harwood for Barnes, 15 Sep 42, 316 Office Methods, EUCOM Engr files. 57 Memo, Barnes for Moore, 10 Jul 42; Incl, Appreciation of ROUNDUP w/Memo; Memo, Lord for Moore, 2 Nov 42, SOS and OCE Organization, OCE ETOUSA Hist Records. planning, wanted to continue stockpiling standardized supplies to be used by British and American forces. In one case they tried to obtain a particular item of petroleum, oil, and lubricants (POL) equipment from the United States, but because of the new American policy they had to continue manufacturing and using their own prod58 uct.

On 14 May Marshall sent dards that seemed to the British entirely a directive to Chaney stipulating that adequate. Another problem concerned the organization of the theater SOS was airfield specifications and materials. to parallel that of the SOS recently These differences surfaced when the formed under Lt. Gen. Brehon B. British turned over their own accom- Somervell in the United States and was modations to American forces and drew to be given far broader powers than up plans for new structures.

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