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The Mission, the Men, and Me
on 13 February 2011
I thought this was a very interesting and thought-provoking book.
I think one of the previous reviewers misunderstood its intended purpose; it is not designed to be the "explosive adventures of one man in war". There are plenty of those already published (and mostly so embellished as to hardly reflect reality, by the way).
Pete Blaber's pedigree is without doubt the "real-deal" and I'm amused that the previous reviewer feels they can be so dismissive from a position of such ignorance.
In the book, the author is more thoughtful and describes a number of real-life scenarios and the lessons that in hindsight he has gained from living through them.
He draws on examples from Delta's involvement in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan to illustrate certain lessons in good leadership and problem solving.
Any leader in the military would gain from reading his powerful (if simple) insights distilled from time on operations.