Thirty brave Americans were betrayed Aug. 6, 2011, when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter — call sign “Extortion 17″ — was shot down in Afghanistan. Not just any Americans, most were members of the U.S. Navy’s SEAL TEAM SIX, “silent professionals” who had gained unwanted attention for their work on the raid only a few weeks earlier that took out Osama bin Laden. Now, the truth about their mission is about to be told.
In his soon-to-be-released book, BETRAYED: The High Cost of the War on Terror, author Billy Vaughn will reveal never-before-published findings about the ill-fated mission and the criminal cover-up by our nation’s civilian and military leaders that followed.
Not only did I have the privilege of reading 1,200-plus heavily-redacted pages from the investigation report family members of the fallen warriors received from Special Operations Command officials, but I had the privilege of advising the book’s author on matters related to the flawed vetting process used to screen Afghans before they’re allowed to work alongside Americans in Afghanistan.
Along the way, I came to understand the intensity with which hearts and souls have been poured into this project. As a result, I highly recommend you read BETRAYED: The High Cost of the War on Terror, at your first opportunity.
To pre-order a copy of the book, visit http://SpecialOpsBetrayed.com/.
FULL DISCLOSURE: My endorsement of BETRAYED has nothing to do with the fact that both of its authors have endorsed my book, THE CLAPPER MEMO. Likewise, I have not been and will not be compensated in any way for the assistance noted above that I provided to the project.
UPDATE 9/10/2013 at 5:12 p.m. Central: Recently, I learned that Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely (U.S. Army, Ret.) has pulled out of the project. In speaking with Vaughn today, he told me he is committed to seeing the book released as soon as possible.