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Danger Close
by Steve Call
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Address:

4354 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4354

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Price:
 $29.95
Copyright:
 2007
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ISBN:
978-1-58544-6

Danger Close was written by a member of the "on the ground" forward controller group that directed the other half of the team, the pilots who flew the attack aircraft against the enemy ground forces. It is an extremely well presented documentation of the life and activities of a unique group of Air Force warriors who spent their time on the ground in the mountains of Afghanistan fighting in cooperation with Afghan rebels as close air-support directors against the Taliban regime.
The book covers mainly the ground based teams and their activities involved in detecting and remaining in close contact with the enemy and calling in friendly attack aircraft without being spotted themselves. Giving individual team members of the ground crew a chance to tell their own stories of the action leaves the reader with deep respect for the guts and fortitude of the American front line serviceman.

Bruce Cunningham

 

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