10 thoughts on “Victory Point: Operations Red Wings and Whalers - the Marine Corps' Battle for Freedom in Afghanistan

  1. Joshua Greer Joshua Greer says:

    A very well written and researched book that tells the why behind the SEAL team that was compromised and killed during the opening phases of Operation Red Wings as well as what the Marine Corps 2d Battalion of the 3d Marine Regiment did to clean up the mess and carry out the operation afterward I highly recommend this book for military officers who will find themselves working in an increasingly joint environment Arrogant commanders and


  2. Renan Critelli Renan Critelli says:

    A mais completa descri o da opera o Red Wings, que ocorreu em 2005 no Afeganist o O autor Ed Darack um escritor e fot grafo que ficou junto ao 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment O livro excelente e repleto de informa es n o apenas sobre as opera es militares conduzidas pelos Marines poca, mas tamb m sobre a hist ria do Afeganist o.No in cio do livro, o autor fornece um background hist rico, cultural e pol tico muito bom, que permite ao lei


  3. John John says:

    Excellent in depth account of an intense fire fight in Afghanistan known as Operation Red Wings Told by those who were there.


  4. David David says:

    A very good history of the June and July 2005 battles of the SEALS in northeastern Afghanistan.In this series of conflicts, the young local Taliban leader Ahmad Shah led a few dozen fighters and caused dreadful effort and about 25 US deaths in the brutal Hindu Kush mountain range.I wanted to see whether this 2009 coverage wasdetailed and accurate than the popular Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell, a book which I found to be a self publicizing bio


  5. Curtis Curtis says:

    I found Victory Point to be an excellent commentary on the value of the US Marines and their methods Though Ed Darack tends to be a bit over complimentary, maybe even gushing with praise, in the early stages, once he describes the details of the marines efforts during Operations Red Wings and Whalers, the reader can appreciate his admiration This is also an important read for the general public to understand how the policies and methods of the Unit


  6. Dustin Henson Dustin Henson says:

    Victory Point is going to remind you that there s an American man still alive and still strong, preserving the democracy we have enjoyed for the past 223 years His name is the U.S Marinejust in case you forgot Semper, J.J Konnie KonstantWow another great book that dives into Operations Red Wings, as well as Operations Whalers This book, especially the second half, is edge of your seat battle taking you through in depth of what these brave men went thr


  7. Atar Atar says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here One of the great books of American military in Afghanistan It takes the reader through the events leading up to the Navy special forces Seals ambush in the Korangal valley In which Marcus Luttrell s four man team were killed and himself seriously injured Also the shooting down of a helicopter with many special forces and aviators sent to rescue the Seals To the operation to d


  8. Daniel Daniel says:

    An excellent well written book After reading Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell I felt that there was something off about what happened in the Hindu Kush, after some research I decided to pick up victory point and I am glad I did.


  9. Joseph Carradini Joseph Carradini says:

    A great insight into what actually happened during Operation Red Wings and the salvaged op that came after in Operation Whalers The hard work and sacrifice of the Marines of 3 3 and 2 3 are inspiring and make the reader proud of one s nation.


  10. John John says:

    I met Ed Darack at a local kayak store, when he was presenting his first book Wind, Water Sun Upon graduation from college, he had taken the credit cards offered in the mail and maxed them out to buy a kayak and gear He then launched at the Colorado delta now mud flats at the top of the Gulf of Mexico and proceeded to kayak to the tip of Baja He had no prior experience at kayaking Excellent book and he created detailed and beautiful maps of the coast of Baja, whi


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