Right now I am reading Inside Delta Force by Command Sergeant Major Eric Haney. The book describes the beginnings of the Special Operational Detachment - Delta. Yes this is the famed Delta Force anti-terrorist organization of legend. As of now I am only a few chapters into the book. Well actually I am in the next section. The book is not actually divided up into chapters in the conventional sense. So far I have read of Haney's experiences in the Selection process and how the unit started at Fort Briggs. From what I have read so far I can highly recommend this book as a first person perspective of the trials undertaken in Selection. I imagine that it will soon venture into the realm of special missions and I really look forward to reading about Haney's experiences. I will update as I complete the book.
Update 1/29/09: I have just completed the book and I have to say without a doubt that this was one of the most thrilling and well written accounts of military life from a first person view I have ever read. Sgt Mgr Haney takes you through what it is like to be a member of the SOFD-D without actually giving away trade secrets that could be used by nefarious individuals. From the gun infested streets of Beruit where children play among the bullet spray, to the Embassy in El Salvador where gorillas plot an attack on American soil to celebrate their anniversary, Sgt Mgr Haney paints a vivid picture of what it is like to be one of the Elites. Great thought and foresight was put into the writing of this book. I give it two thumbs up and highly recommend it as both a testament to the Delta Force and as a cautionary tale to those considering taking action against our great country. Hooah!