By Tom Clancy
They're America's entrance lines--serving proudly in ahead parts world wide. Representing some of the best from the military and Air strength, the Airborne job strength is an unstoppable mixture of manpower and firepower. Now, Tom Clancy examines this elite department of our nation's defense force. With pinpoint accuracy and a method extra compelling than any fiction, the acclaimed writer of Executive Orders grants an interesting account of the Airborne juggernaut--the humans, the know-how, and Airborne's undertaking in an ever-changing world...*Two Tom Clancy "mini-novels"--real global eventualities related to the airborne job force*Airborne's guns of the twenty first century, together with the Javelin anti-tank missile, the fiber-optically guided N-LOS hearth aid procedure, and the Joint Strike Fighter*18 weeks: existence in an Airborne Alert Brigade*Exclusive images, illustrations, and diagramsPLUS: An in-depth interview with the incoming commander of the 18th Airborne Corps, basic John willing
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David Petraeus, this unit, like the other two brigades of the 82nd, is always ready to be “America’s Honor Guard,” and helps keep us safe in an uncertain world. Supporting him were two extraordinary Command Sergeant Majors, Vince Meyers and David Henderson, who took us under their wings, and kept us warm and fed. Thanks also to Majors Sean Mateer and Captain Rob Baker, who contributed so much to our visits. ” We need also to acknowledge the vital support of folks out at the supporting bases who gave us so much information.
Even his experiences in World War I seem to have limited his thinking until 1918, when he began to plan a primitive airborne operation. By the standards of the time it was a stunning scheme: an airborne assault by parachute infantry behind the German lines. S. 1st Division onto Metz and several other fortress towns to help breakthroughs by Allied forces in the spring of 1919. While the end of World War I occurred before Mitchell could carry out his plan, the seed of airborne warfare had been planted in the American military.
End it quickly. Clear the way for other troops and forces. Move out and prepare for the next one. Do these things and perhaps the next enemy will think twice. Maybe they will watch the sky and wonder how many of the red-beret troopers might be just a few hours away, and decide it isn’t worth the trouble. Just like nuclear weapons and precision-guided munitions, Airborne forces are a deterence force with power, mass, and ability to make an opponent think about whether his ambitions are really worth the risk and trouble.