Tomahawk Five Nine
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Spring 2007: Chaos threatened to swallow all of Baghdad.
Sunni and Shi'a insurgents, devoted to their jihad to rid Iraq of the United States and its Western allies, were now raging against each other in a bloodbath of sectarian violence not seen in years.
As if Mike Win didn't have enough to worry about.
A member of a cutting edge U.S. Army Stryker battalion, the "Tomahawks," Captain Win, freshly stripped of his platoon for criticizing his superiors, also had to contend with the following:
1. An insane battalion commander (who hated him)
2. Incompetent senior staff (who also hated him)
3. A questionable war strategy (which he hated)
4.From a questionable General (whom he hated as well)
5. Given a job he never wanted nor trained for (and didn't even know what to hate)
6. And all that other "war is hell" stuff (that everybody really hated)
Deployed as part of the infamous Iraqi "Surge" campaign to quell the war's rising violence, the Tomahawks were ambitiously volunteered by their commander, Lt. Colonel Alfonso J. Mycroft, for an assignment at FOB Falcon that had them fighting to take back one of the most violent neighborhoods in the capital.
Undermanned and discouraged, the Tomahawks struggled to hold their areas against an indiscernible enemy hiding in plain sight while Colonel Mycroft's toxic leadership poisoned the battalion from within. With the loss of his soldiers and mentor, Mike Win, flanked by violent local nationals eager to kill him on one side and a hostile battalion leadership bent on killing his career on the other, slowly began his descent into a dark and ugly world where only the ruthless survive...
...and the sociopathic achieve results.
A true story, Tomahawk Five Nine is a hilarious, harsh, and harrowing memoir of a rogue U.S. Army Captain who sacrificed it all to win in Iraq...and lost everything in the process.
Dimensiuni: 140 x 216 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.56 kg
Editura: MW Media, LLC