Hazardous Duty

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Harper Collins, Sep 1, 1997 - History - 368 pages
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The author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller About Face, Colonel David H. Hackworth is one of America's most decorated soldiers, having served at the end of World War II, and in Korea and Vietnam. Retired from the military since 1971, he has completed second tour of battlefield duty -- this time as a war correspondent -- accompanying our nation's fighting men and women to the Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Somalia, Korea and Haiti. What he learned of high-level military incompetence, futility and corruption in the heat and fury of Desert Storm -- and in the desperation of the Balkans and Mogadishu -- is shocking, frightening and infuriating...and it must be told.

Hazardous Duty is a necessary wake-up call for military reform -- a no-holds-barred, no-punches-pulled exposÚ that calls America's top political and military leaders to account for selling out duty, honor and country. It is riveting, real-life adventure of courageous warriors on the world's new battlefields -- and of their systematic betrayal by the weakness of an increasingly wasteful and inept high command. It offers essential solutions to problems that must be addressed if our nation is to remain the foremost military power in a volatile and ever-changing world.

 

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HAZARDOUS DUTY: America's Most Decorated Living Soldier Reports from the Front and Tells It the Way It Is

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An unsparing critique of the US military as well as its industrial and political allies, from a been-there/done-that warrior who sounds off with all the subtlety of an artillery barrage. A highly ... Read full review

Hazardous duty: America's most decorated living soldier reports from the front and tells it the way it is

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The military-industrial complex is too big (sound familiar?) and doesn't care about the average "grunt," claims Hackworth, who investigates a number of recent foreign policy interventions (i.e ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
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3
31
7
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81
THE GULF I991
119
WASHINGTON 1996
298
WHITEFISH I996
317
AFTERWORD
328
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David H. Hackworth first enlisted in the United States Army at age 15. He served in the military for 25 years, rising to the rank of Colonel. He writes real-life thrillers. He divides his time between New York and Montana. Tom Matthews lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, and Sag Harbor, New York.

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