After a 58-year hiatus, Japan reentered the Special Operations arena and made a lot of people nervous.
I took a deep breath knowing I had just opened a back door to a foreign government without permission…
…when men like that come for you, there are only two options: surrender or death.
…Chirac or no Chirac, I wasn’t going to die of stupidity in this hell hole.
As I would soon discover, the Czechs had high ambitions…
I gathered the team together and told them we would mount a hostage rescue mission that night.
The driver complied without waiting for my instructions. It was clear I was no longer in control of my own freedom.
A gentleman’s club seems an odd place for a black tie event. But there are no brass poles here, only wood panelling, leather-bound books, and a lot of culture.
…why, after 40 years of US training in basic infantry skills, did the Thai Army suddenly become capable of such complexity?
Why send a couple of Green Berets to a place no one seemed to care about?