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By Pete Blaber

ISBN-10: 1101443197

ISBN-13: 9781101443194

"A ebook in regards to the complexities of wrestle that is simply as appropriate for facing the complexities of industrial and our own lives." (Kevin Sharer, Chairman & CEO, Amgen)

As a commander of Delta Force-the so much elite counter-terrorist association within the world-Pete Blaber took half in the most risky, debatable, and critical army and political occasions of our time. Now he is taking his intimate wisdom of warfare-and the center, brain, and spirit it takes to win-and strikes his concentration from the wrestle region to civilian existence.

because the smoke clears from interesting tales approximately neverbefore-revealed top-secret missions that have been accomplished all around the globe, readers will emerge wiser, extra able, and extra prepared for life's own victories than they ever idea attainable.

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Wait until you hear what we got planned for prom night,” Billy Pappas, a fuzzy-haired Greek kid who loved to drink beer, announced. A keg of beer? A live band at the party afterward? I wondered. Billy didn’t wait for my answer. ” “Wait a minute, Billy. ” I asked in disbelief. “No way,” he replied. ” “Come on, Pete, we can’t pull it off without you,” they all chimed in together. I didn’t say anything. ” Ego has a powerful pull on all humans, but on a male teenager, it’s enslaving. As they explained the “plan” to me, I don’t remember if it ever seemed like much of a good idea or even like much of a good time, but they acted like they really needed me.

I was specifically frustrated because the more I learned about the decisions made by various leaders during the war, the more I became certain that it was the decisions, not the enemy, that caused us to lose. How could so many seemingly bright, intelligent people in our government have made so many bad decisions? From Kennedy and McNamara through Nixon and Westmoreland, the decisions they made concerning everything from how we got involved to how we actually fought the war completely perplexed me.

C25 But the most important lesson I took away from those early days of combat in Iraq, was the primacy of the 3Ms (the Mission, the Men, and Me). I had used the 3Ms many times in my military career prior to the cloverleaf incident, but that was the first time I had used it to make a split-second life-and-death decision. By refocusing my mind on my mission, my responsibility to my men’s welfare, and then putting any thoughts of me completely out of the equation, I was able to recognize and adapt to a hauntingly familiar pattern of modern-day battlefield behavior while it unfolded in front of me (a leader misled by technology and misguided by hubris trying to make life-or-death decisions without the context of the guys on the ground).

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