Ed Darack will sign

Ed Darack will sign The Final Mission of Extortion 17: Special Ops, Helicopter Support, Seal Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the U.S. War in Afghanistan (Smithsonian Books, $24.95). On August 6, 2011, a U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter was shot down 40 miles southwest of Kabul. All 38 on board perished  in the single greatest moment of sacrifice for Americans in the war in Afghanistan. Those killed were some of the U.S.'s most highly trained and battle-honed commandos. In The Final Mission of Extortion 17, Ed Darack uncovers the truth behind this mysterious tragedy. His account of the brave pilots, crew, and passengers of Extortion 17 and the events of that fateful day is interwoven into a rich, complex narrative that also discusses modern joint combat operations, the history of the Afghan war to that date, U.S. helicopter use in Afghanistan, and the new and evolving military technologies and tactics being developed to mitigate such tragedies now and in the future.

Event date: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
The Final Mission of Extortion 17: Special Ops, Helicopter Support, Seal Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the U.S. War in Afghanistan Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781588345899
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Published: Smithsonian Books - September 19th, 2017