No Way Out by Mitch Weiss
A Story of Valor in the Mountains of Afghanistan

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In a remote, enemy-held valley in Afghanistan, a Special Forces team planned to scale a steep mountain to surprise and capture a terrorist leader. But before they found the target, the target found them…

The team was caught in a deadly ambush that not only threatened their lives, but the entire mission. The elite soldiers fought huddled for hours on a small rock ledge as rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine-gun fire rained down on them. With total disregard for their own safety, they tended to their wounded and kept fighting to stay alive. When the battle finally ended, ten soldiers had earned Silver Stars—the Army’s third highest award for combat valor. It was the most Silver Stars awarded to any unit in one battle since Vietnam.
 
Based on dozens of interviews with those who were there, No Way Out is a compelling narrative of an epic battle that not only tested the soldiers’ mettle but serves as a cautionary tale. Be careful what you ask a soldier to do because they will die trying to accomplish their mission.
 

About Mitch Weiss

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Mitch Weiss is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist for the Associated Press. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina. Kevin Maurer is an award-winning reporter who has covered special operations forces for seven years. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.
 
Published March 6, 2012 by Berkley. 351 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Weiss and Maurer (coauthor, Lions of Kandahar: The Story of a Fight Against All Odds)%E2%80%94who in the past five years has embedded six times with the U.S. Special

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Weiss and Maurer (coauthor, Lions of Kandahar: The Story of a Fight Against All Odds)—who in the past five years has embedded six times with the U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan—detail the team's ill-fated 2008 mission in eastern Afghanistan's Shok Valley, ...

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