Firefight by Chris Ryan

By Chris Ryan

A terrorist assault. A killer at the free. And a last, determined challenge . . .

Former SAS Captain, Tom Jackson, is a guy with not anything to lose. A veteran of the main harmful missions the Regiment may perhaps throw at him, his existence used to be torn aside the day a terrorist assault killed his kinfolk. Now he grieves in obscurity, the area of battle not anything yet memory.

However, humans better up the chain of command produce other plans for Jackson. they're in a large number in their personal making, and make him a suggestion he can’t refuse — a proposal that might take him again into the brutal theatre of struggle. There’s a catastrophe ready to take place, which just one individual may also help hinder, and that individual is being held via the Taliban insurgency within the depths of a harsh Afghanistan iciness.

As Tom reluctantly prepares for this ultimate venture, he does so within the wisdom that it'll cease a devastating terrorist assault — in addition to fulfill an ulterior reason of his personal. yet as occasions start to spread, Tom suspects that somebody is taking part in a video game with him; that no-one may be relied on; and that during the murky global of overseas terrorism, issues are seldom what they appear . . .

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Firefight

A terrorist assault. A killer at the free. And a last, determined challenge . . .

Former SAS Captain, Tom Jackson, is a guy with not anything to lose. A veteran of the main harmful missions the Regiment may possibly throw at him, his lifestyles was once torn aside the day a terrorist assault killed his relations. Now he grieves in obscurity, the realm of war not anything yet a far off memory.

However, humans larger up the chain of command produce other plans for Jackson. they're in a large number in their personal making, and make him a suggestion he can’t refuse — a proposal that might take him again into the brutal theatre of warfare. There’s a catastrophe ready to occur, which just one individual may help hinder, and that individual is being held through the Taliban insurgency within the depths of a harsh Afghanistan wintry weather.

As Tom reluctantly prepares for this ultimate undertaking, he does so within the wisdom that it'll cease a devastating terrorist assault — in addition to fulfill an ulterior intent of his personal. yet as occasions start to spread, Tom suspects that somebody is enjoying a video game with him; that no-one should be depended on; and that during the murky international of foreign terrorism, issues are seldom what they appear . . .

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Army Code 71451, Design for Military Operations: The British Military Doctrine (1989), vii. 28. , 21. 29. The concept is familiar in organizational learning literature; for example, "The Experiential Learning Cycle" consists of "Experience, Reflection, Generalization, and Experimentation" in a feedback loop process in Gervase R. B. Shani, Parallel Learning Structures: Increasing Innovation in Bureaucracies (Wokingham, England: Addison-Wesley, 1991), 141. This cycle owes its intellectual heritage to Colonel John Boyd, developer of the "Boyd Cycle" or "OODA Loop" in which fighter pilots are taught to observe, orient, decide, and act faster than their opponents can.

10 No matter. After the war, Clausewitz took the blame for the conduct of a war of annihilation of which he would most certainly have disapproved. The importance of Jomini for a student of counterinsurgency learning is evident: Jomini emphasizes the destruction of the enemy army in the field, despite Clausewitz's understanding that the true power of armies in the wake of Napoleon rests in the people and their government. 11 Nonetheless, armies ever since have clung to what they continue to describe as "Clausewitzian" (actually Jominian) principles of destroying the enemy army as the key to victory.

Wilson, Bureaucracy (New York: Basic Books, 1989), 91. 16. The evolution of strategic culture explanations for military policies is reviewed by Alastair Iain Johnston, "Thinking About Strategic Culture," International Security 19/4 (Spring 1995), 32-64. 17. Theodore G. , "Leadership and Organizational Culture: Actions Speak Louder than Words," Military Review LXXVI, No. 1 (January/February 1996), 45. 18. Halperin, Bureaucratic Politics and Foreign Policy, 34-35. 19. Elizabeth Kier, "Culture and Military Doctrine: France Between the Wars," International Security 191A (Spring 1995), 66.

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