Top positive review
Intense combat. An Open portrayal of SF experience.
Reviewed in Australia on 29 November 2017
An honest and accurate account of the Australian SOF experience in Afghanistan over many years. Multiple first hand accounts from serving and ex-serving members of all SOCOMD units throughout the entire war give an excellent insight into the changing cultures, attitudes and maturity of the units involved. Gripping accounts of intense combat and the variety of operational mission sets conducted by the relatively unsung 2 Commando Regiment was a good representation of the versatility and efficiency of a relatively young unit when compared to the much older and better publicised SASR. Alongside action, this book also does not hold back in presenting many of the controversial incidents that occured and that have been investigated throughout the war as well as discussing the immature bickering and competition akin to an older brother bitter at the attention and performance of a younger sibling. I recommend this book to anyone who has a genuine interest in Australia's special forces units seperate contributions to the Afghanistan campaign and the sometimes volatile relationship between units that experienced the vast bulk of Australia's combat action in this longest war.