6 edition of Danger Close found in the catalog.
September 2001 by Apple Pie Publishers .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||432|
This first-ever examination of the intense, life-and-death world of the close air support specialist will introduce readers to a crucial but little-known aspect of contemporary warfare and add a needed chapter in American military history studies. This first-ever examination of the intense, life-and-death world of the close air support specialist will introduce readers to a crucial but little-known aspect of contemporary warfare and add a needed chapter in American military history studies. A contractor? He accompanies their narratives with informed analysis of the development of CAS strategy, including potentially controversial aspects of the interservice rivalries between the air force and the army which have at times complicated and even obstructed the optimal employment of TACP assets. Getting shot at is almost in the job description for a Kiowa Warrior pilot. Wade stole a glance at her profile.
Chris was only gone for a minute before he came back and plugged his helmet cord back into the aircraft radio. There were no rules forbidding them from having sex. Nothing is going to fall into place easily, not Rahim, not the traitors among them, not even the beginning relationship. She discusses her experience training as a pilot, occasionally peeling back a layer or two from the surface but studiously avoiding controversy. CIA operative Wade Sandberg is a man caught between worlds.
The guard finished his check and waved them forward. This was why he was so good. This weapon consisted of small teams of Special Forces operatives trained in close air support CAS who, in cooperation with the loose federation of Afghan rebels opposed to the Taliban regime, soon began achieving impressive - and unexpected - military victories over Taliban forces and the al-Qaeda terrorists they had sponsored. The astounding success of CAS tactics coupled with ground operations in Afghanistan soon drew the attention of military decision makers and would eventually factor into the planning for another campaign: Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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In Danger Close, Smith takes us into the heat of battle, enabling readers to feel, hear, and smell the experience of serving as a combat pilot in high-intensity warfare. This may come as a disappointment to some readers, given that all combat positions recently opened up for women and that sexual assault and harassment continue.
In the doorless cockpit of our Kiowa, the frigid night air swept in, making our faces feel frozen and brittle. Someone is trying to kill me. Digging deep for the forgotten social niceties his mother had drummed into him as a kid, he answered. One of only a few women to fly the Kiowa Warrior helicopter—whose mission, armed reconnaissance, required its pilots to stay low and fly fast, perilously close to the fight—Smith deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and rose to Pilot-in-Command and Air Mission Commander in the premier Kiowa unit in the Army.
Then the lead pilot found something, a possible bunker, maybe a Danger Close book of weapons. I was pissed. Danger Close makes clear, however, that the systematic coordination of air power and ground forces played an invaluable supporting role in the initial military victories in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
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The author covers each mission with edge-of-your-seat detail and a coolness that demonstrates how she gained the respect of not only her fellow pilots but also soldiers on the ground. Small and nimble, Kiowas operate like an airborne extension of the infantry. Nothing is going to fall into place easily, not Rahim, not the traitors among them, not even the beginning relationship.
Intensely personal, cinematic, poignant, and inspiring, Danger Close is a war story on one hand, and also the story of a brave pilot who fought for Danger Close book earned a lifetime membership in the ranks of the best of the best. He wanted to take a closer look.
He could see two other guards talking to the driver and passengers of the lead Humvee. Chris and I looked at each other. Army after growing up with her pilot father and a childhood of flying experience.
One of only a few women to fly the Kiowa Warrior helicopter—whose mission, armed reconnaissance, required its pilots to stay low and fly fast, perilously close to the fight—Smith deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the elite Cavalry Regiment, part of the legendary st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles.
Drawing on the gripping first-hand accounts of their battlefield experiences, Steve Call allows the TACPs to speak for themselves. Danger Close is the real deal! This first-ever examination of the intense, life-and-death world of the close air support specialist will introduce readers to a crucial but little-known aspect of contemporary warfare and add a needed chapter in American military history studies.
He turned back to search in the distance ahead of them, scanning the terrain for a better, faster route. And when Rahim takes his revenge by unleashing a devastating attack on U. Amber Smith goes beyond detailing the experience of women in the military and takes the reader into the cockpit with her to explore the vivid and harrowing world of being a combat helicopter pilot.
In the darkness, the constellation Orion shone brighter than I had ever seen it before. Drawing on the gripping first-hand accounts of their battlefield experiences, Steve Call allows the TACPs to speak for themselves.
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In close air support, artillery, mortar, and naval gunfire support fires, it is the term included in the method of engagement segment of a call for fire which indicates that friendly forces are within close proximity of the target, usually metres however The close proximity distance can be determined by the weapon and munition fired.
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