Write a 5 page essay on Martin, C. Shaping the World from the Shadows; The (Open) Secret History of Delta Force, Post 9-11.
The delta force is shrouded in a cloud of secrecy probably due to the sensitive nature of the activities they are involved in. Due to this, detailed information on operations that this elite force has been previously engaged in are scanty. Revealing of such information would place the officers’ lives in danger and would therefore jeopardize some of their missions. Even with little information available about this elite unit, “Shaping the World from the Shadows. the (Open) Secret History of Delta Force, Post 9-11.” By Chris Martin offers insight of this shadowy unit.
The book is a compilation of information that has been extracted from various sources. The author has put together pieces of information sourced from different articles, books and other literature to form a relatively short book exclusively for the Delta Force. The transition from one topic to another is done in a graceful way to ensure the reader flows smoothly though the different issues that have been raised in the book. While this information might be seen as a small slice from the much bigger cake of the missions the force has been involved in, the book delves into the various missions the unit has undertaken since the 9/11 terrorist attack.. An analysis has been conducted on the involvement of the unit in the most recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Declassification of the different missions has been done in an elaborate easy to understand language that invokes curiosity on the part of the reader. This is further enhanced by the existence of the footnotes containing numerous reference points for those who would want to find out more on the specific missions that have been highlighted.
The book gives a picture of the nature of the elite force for the last decade. The major highlight of the book is the role the unit undertook in stabilization of the insurgency that was