BOOK REVIEW: INSIDE DELTA FORCE
Delta Force is a unit of our government that is very secretive. This book is what inspired the television show, “The Unit.” The TV show is somewhat fictionalized from events in the book but the book tells what these special force units have to do from their first indoctrination into Special Forces. No major secrets are revealed in the book but the story of taking a good military member that has the capability to go through the special training that Delta Force must endure is certainly illustrated to the reader.
I will say that it takes the best of the best of each armed service to survive the training from extreme mental to the most physical force and beyond, testing what a body can endure. The units in Delta Force are a breed of their own and stick together tighter than glue. They tackle everything from a domestic problem that cannot be handled by any other law or military enforcement to an international incident anywhere. The reader will get a good idea why so many fail to get to the final part of training, mainly because they are physically or mentally not ready to assume the best and worst possible way to obtain a result.
They train how to avoid giving information to an enemy as a prisoner of war or they will break trying. They will learn to shoot so accurately that a miss at a very long distance of inches will release them from the program. They learn how to kill in all types of actions, and I mean exactly how to kill, or they have to say goodbye to this group. They learn how to take back an airplane with passengers and terrorists. If they do not have their fundamental and advanced training completely engrained in their brains, they will never make it that far. They must be able to enter a room full of people being held hostage and know how to take out the bad guys while not hurting the civilians.
There is no end to the interesting training, practicing, and follow through on all of those. If you do not like to read hard facts of life, and it is hard with little relief for a beer or a wife here and there, that these Delta Force members endure, don’t read this book. I enjoyed Inside Delta Force very much. The television show “The Unit” made me want to read the book. A great lesson telling what these elite members of our government endure and what they do for us, the United States citizens.
REVIEWED BY CY HILTERMAN
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