Hammerhead Six: How Green Berets Waged An Unconventional War Against The Taliban To Win In Afghanistan's Deadly Pec by Ronald Fry

Hammerhead Six: How Green Berets Waged An Unconventional War Against The Taliban To Win In…

byRonald FryAs told byTad Tuleja

Paperback | January 10, 2017

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Two years before the action inLone Survivor, a team of Green Berets conducted a very different, successful mission in Afghanistan's notorious Pech Valley. Led by Captain Ronald Fry, Hammerhead Six applied the principles of unconventional warfare to "win hearts and minds" and fight against the terrorist insurgency.

In 2003, the Special Forces soldiers entered an area later called "the most dangerous place in Afghanistan." Here, where the line between civilians and armed zealots was indistinct, they illustrated the Afghan proverb: "I destroy my enemy by making him my friend." Fry recounts how they were seen as welcome guests rather than invaders. Soon after their deployment ended, the Pech Valley reverted to turmoil. Their success was never replicated.Hammerhead Sixfinally reveals how cultural respect, hard work (and the occasional machine-gun burst) were more than a match for the Taliban and Al Qaeda.

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A third-generation veteran, US Army CaptainRonald Fryserved in the 82nd Airborne Division and as a Special Forces team leader in Afghanistan. He has completed the military's Survival School and the Ranger, Pathfinder, Jumpmaster, and Combat Diver trainings. Fry lives with his wife and five children near San Jose and works in sales mana...

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Title:Hammerhead Six: How Green Berets Waged An Unconventional War Against The Taliban To Win In…Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1.12 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316341444

ISBN - 13:9780316341448

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"In the Special Forces tradition of combining exhilarating edge-of-your-seat suspense and challenging intellect, Hammerhead Six takes you down the treacherous road of what it is like to be a Green Beret in an ancient land, tasked to work by, with, and through the Afghan people to fight an elusive and brutal enemy." -Rusty Bradley, author of Lions of Kandahar