Hazardous Duty

Hazardous Duty

America's Most Decorated Living Soldier Reports From the Front and Tells It the Way It Is

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Criticizes military leadership and argues that the U.S. is wasting hundreds of billions of dollars fighting the wrong kind of wars

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A retired colonel offers first-hand reports on recent conflicts in the Balkans, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Korea, and Haiti, and looks at America's role in post-Cold War conflicts. He suggests ways to streamline the military services and rationalize their missions to confront the new face of war. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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In Hazardous Duty - a real life, nonfiction thriller set in the ruins of Bosnia and the sands of Saudi Arabia, the deadly alleys of Mogadishu and the teeming streets of Port-au-Prince - Colonel David Hackworth completes a second tour of battlefield duty, this time as a war correspondent. In his hard-hitting, inimitable style, he tells of the sacrifices of ordinary grunts in the Balkans, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Korea, and Haiti, and offers a tough-love critique of American military leadership, explaining America's role in new post-Cold War conflicts.
Colonel David H. Hackworth is America's most decorated living soldier, with more than one hundred awards, including two Distinguished Service Crosses, nine Silver Stars, eight Bronze Stars for valor, and eight Purple Hearts, which he considers the most meaningful because, he says, "they can't be faked." More than any other military commentator, he has the trust and confidence of the millions of soldiers - from foreign armies as well as our own - who cheered every word of his widely acclaimed autobiography.
A wake-up call for military reform, Hazardous Duty pulls no punches in calling America's top political and military leaders to account for selling out duty, honor, and country. Colonel Hackworth returns from America's new battlefields to report that the Pentagon is wasting billions of dollars. He offers no-nonsense solutions for streamlining the military services and rationalizing their missions to confront the new face of war.

Baker
& Taylor

The most decorated living American soldier and winner of eight purple hearts criticizes military leadership and argues that the United States is wasting hundreds of billions of dollars fighting the wrong kind of wars. 100,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 1996
ISBN: 9780688147181
0688147186
Characteristics: 350 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Mathews, Tom

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cobragunship
Mar 20, 2013

Interesting reading Colonel Hackworth's views but doesn't compare to his first book, "About Face" and his Vietnam memoir of one of his four tours called "Steel my Solier's Heart." Those are two books really worth reading.

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