Eagle Down

Eagle Down

Eagle Down

A Wall Street Journal national security reporter takes readers into the lives of U.S. Special Forces on the front lines against the Taliban and Islamic State, where a new and covert war is keeping Afghanistan from collapse. “Powerful, important, and searing." —General David Petraeus, U.S. Army (ret.), former commander, U.S. Central Command, former CIA director In 2015, the White House claimed triumphantly that “the longest war in American history” was over. But for some, it was just the beginning of a new war, fought by Special Operations Forces, with limited resources, little governmental oversight, and contradictory orders. With big picture insight and on-the-ground grit, Jessica Donati shares the stories of the impossible choices these soldiers must make. After the fall of a major city to the Taliban that year, Hutch, a battle-worn Green Beret on his fifth combat tour was ordered on a secret mission to recapture it and inadvertently called in an airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital, killing dozens. Caleb stepped on a bomb during a mission in notorious Sangin. Andy was trapped with his team during a raid with a crashed Black Hawk and no air support. Through successive policy directives under the Obama and Trump administrations, America has come to rely almost entirely on US Special Forces, and without a long-term plan, is failing to stabilize Afghanistan, undermining US interests both at home and abroad. Eagle Down is a riveting account of the heroism, sacrifice, and tragedy experienced by those that continue to fight America’s longest war.

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Genre : History
Author : Jessica Donati
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2021-01-19
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781541762572


Eagle Down

Eagle Down

The Wall Street Journal's national security reporter takes readers into the lives of the U.S. Special Forces, who are being increasingly relied upon to fight and win the war in Afghanistan, with devastating consequences both at home and abroad. In 2013, President Obama began the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan. But only a year into the withdrawal, Obama began allowing the U.S. military to resume combat operations, relying almost entirely on U.S. Special Operations forces. It was the beginning of a new, covert war. Reporter Jessica Donati shows how policy shifted, and argues that the war is undermining American interests both at home and abroad. It is eroding morale among America's most elite and most important forces and widening the disconnect between the military and the general public. This covert war fought by U.S. Special Forces is not fought as a nation, but as a secretive tool of policy. With big picture insight and on-the-ground grit, Donati argues that U.S. foreign policy and reliance upon covert warfare is allowing Afghanistan to continue as a safe-haven for extremist groups, and become more susceptible to foreign powers like China and Russia. As Afghanistan becomes more unstable, America will continue to fight a full-blown war with no end in sight.

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Genre : History
Author : Jessica Donati
Publisher : Public Affairs
Release : 2021-01-19
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 154176255X


Eagle Down Is Our Law

Eagle Down Is Our Law

Eagle Down Is Our Law is about the struggle of the Witsuwit'en peoples to establish the meaning of aboriginal rights. With the neighbouring Gitksan, the Witsuwit'en launched a major land claims court case asking for the ownership and jurisdiction of 55,000 square kilometers of land in north-central British Columbia that they claim to have held since before the arrival of the Europeans. In conjunction with that court case, the Gitksan and Witsuwit'en asked a number of expert witnesses, among them Antonia Mills, an anthropologist, to prepare reports on their behalf. Her report, which instructs the judge in the case on the laws, feasts, and institutions of the Witsuwit'en, is presented here. Her testimony is based on two years of participant observation with the Witsuwit'en peoples and on her reading of the anthropological, historic, archaeological, and linguistic data about the Witsuwit'en.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Antonia Mills
Publisher : UBC Press
Release : 2011-11-01
Total Pages : 238 Pages
ISBN : 9780774842747


Black Eagle Down

Black Eagle Down

An old elk hunter has set up an isolated camp in the Big Horn Mountains of northeastern Wyoming a week ahead of the opening of rifle season for a little “quiet time” before the rest of his “family” shows up. Alois, Ace, Gronsky and his dog Dozer are sucked into events that swirl around their idyllic setting, as teams of suspicious strangers set up three camps in separate locations in the vicinity. Not only are the strangers unfriendly, they are downright hostile to anyone snooping around. Little wonder; they plan to shoot down Air Force One on its way back from Jackson Wyoming. Five Jihadists are broken out of the new prison in nearby Wesley Montana and given the equipment they believe will shoot down the president’s plane. The jihadists are purposely set up for failure. Air Force One goes down. The “home grown” Wyoming Militia, with collusion from corrupt law enforcement, wipe out the Jihadists, and the government manipulated media tells the world that the POTUS (the President of the United States) and his family are dead while those responsible have been destroyed. Ace has rescued his kidnapped Indian friend from the Jihadists and they witness the shoot-down of Air Force One and two escort fighter jets. They also witness the deployment of the president’s escape pod and the pilot ejected from one of the fighters. If things were not bad enough already, Ace, his friend, Billy Black Stone, and fighter pilot Melanie, Yaz, Yasulevicz, must protect the first family from the teams bent on finishing the job, and battle winter conditions in the mountains of northern Wyoming. Despite the snow, things really heat up during the climax of this tale.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Mike Kuzara
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2012-12-14
Total Pages : 188 Pages
ISBN : 9781477264058


Eagle Down

Eagle Down

Sergeant Edgar Brighton of the Shadow Squadron is in Colombia, assisting on an anti-drug operation--but when he is captured and tortured by the rebels he must find a way to escape before they break him.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Carl Bowen
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2013-01-01
Total Pages : 99 Pages
ISBN : 9781434246066


Chained Eagle

Chained Eagle

A volume in Brassey s Aviation Classics series

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Everett Alvarez
Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
Release : 1989
Total Pages : 308 Pages
ISBN : 9781574885583


From Ant To Eagle

From Ant To Eagle

Winner, Red Cedar Award 2019 Winner, Silver Birch Fiction Award 2018 Winner, Rocky Mountain Book Award 2019 Finalist, Alberta Writers Guild 2019 Finalist, Foreword Indies Book of the Year 2017 "An honest portrayal of love, loss, and friendship."— School Library Journal My name is Calvin Sinclair, I'm eleven years old and I have a confession… I killed my brother. It's the summer before grade six and Calvin Sinclair is bored to tears. He's recently moved from a big city to a small town and there's nothing to do. It's hot, he has no friends and the only kid around is his six-year-old brother, Sammy, who can barely throw a basketball as high as the hoop. Cal occupies his time by getting his brother to do almost anything: from collecting ants to doing Calvin's chores. And Sammy is all too eager - as long as it means getting a "Level" and moving one step closer to his brother's Eagle status. When Calvin meets Aleta Alvarado, a new girl who shares his love for Goosebumps books and adventure, Sammy is pushed aside. Cal feels guilty but not enough to change. At least not until a diagnosis makes things at home start falling apart and he's left wondering whether Sammy will ever complete his own journey… "Tender, direct, and honest."—Kirkus Reviews "A moving and ultimately hopeful book."—Booklist Check out Alex Lyttle's other book: The Rise of Winter

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Alex Lyttle
Publisher : Central Avenue Publishing
Release : 2017-04-01
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781771681124


Eagle Down

Eagle Down

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Author : William Mason
Publisher : Zebra Books
Release : 1985-07-01
Total Pages : 464 Pages
ISBN : 0821716441


Eagle Down

Eagle Down

Eagle Down. This story is a political thriller. It's about murder and assassination. During a severe recession, a new president puts a bill before Congress to spend a trillion and a half dollars to help the economy recover. The other political party strongly objects to this bill, so much so that a plot is hatched to assassinate the president and the vice president and take over the government and kill the bill. The plot is called Eagle Down. An assassin is hired to keep the plot undercove

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Richard Fletcher
Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
Release : 2020-11-06
Total Pages : 180 Pages
ISBN : 9781635683820


Eagle Down

Eagle Down

A Wall Street Journal national security reporter takes readers into the lives of U.S. Special Forces on the front lines against the Taliban and Islamic State, where a new and covert war is keeping Afghanistan from collapse. “Powerful, important, and searing." —General David Petraeus, U.S. Army (ret.), former commander, U.S. Central Command, former CIA director In 2015, the White House claimed triumphantly that “the longest war in American history” was over. But for some, it was just the beginning of a new war, fought by Special Operations Forces, with limited resources, little governmental oversight, and contradictory orders. With big picture insight and on-the-ground grit, Jessica Donati shares the stories of the impossible choices these soldiers must make. After the fall of a major city to the Taliban that year, Hutch, a battle-worn Green Beret on his fifth combat tour was ordered on a secret mission to recapture it and inadvertently called in an airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital, killing dozens. Caleb stepped on a bomb during a mission in notorious Sangin. Andy was trapped with his team during a raid with a crashed Black Hawk and no air support. Through successive policy directives under the Obama and Trump administrations, America has come to rely almost entirely on US Special Forces, and without a long-term plan, is failing to stabilize Afghanistan, undermining US interests both at home and abroad. Eagle Down is a riveting account of the heroism, sacrifice, and tragedy experienced by those that continue to fight America’s longest war.

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Product Details:

Genre : History
Author : Jessica Donati
Publisher : PublicAffairs
Release : 2021-01-19
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781541762572