Call Sign Extortion 17: The Shoot-Down of SEAL Team Six by Don Brown

By Don Brown

On August 6, 2011—three months after participants of army SEAL workforce Six killed Osama Bin Laden—Taliban forces took down a usa helicopter, name signal “Extortion 17.” The assault killed the Air nationwide defend team, seven unidentified participants of the Afghan army, and seventeen contributors of military SEAL staff Six—warrior brothers from an analogous crew had killed Osama Bin encumbered simply 90 days prior.

     Don Brown, a former U.S. military JAG officer stationed on the Pentagon and a former distinct Assistant usa lawyer, re-creates the wartime motion, tells the lifestyles tales of the elite warriors our kingdom misplaced on that day, and tears aside the reputable army clarification of the incident inside the notorious Colt document, which unearths both gross incompetence or a major cover-up. Call signal Extortion 17 makes a speciality of a sequence of key components pointing to a conspiracy, together with the inexplicable disappearance of the black field, post-mortem proof arbitrarily destroyed, the failure to recognize reviews of Taliban infiltration into the Afghan army, and the Taliban’s vengeful crusade of concentrating on SEAL crew Six after U.S. govt officers published that the elite struggling with unit was once chargeable for killing Bin weighted down. have been the seven Afghani infantrymen aboard that helicopter rather undercover Taliban who both maneuvered the chopper inside of effortless variety of being shot down or blew it up from inside of? via a major exam of the proof, and the inability thereof, Brown tackles the problems of the case as in simple terms an skilled army prosecutor can.

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Kabul, Afghanistan, the largest city in the area in question, is always four-­and-­a-half hours ahead of Zulu time. Therefore, noon Zulu time would be 1630 hours, or 4:30 in the afternoon local time in Afghanistan. Likewise, midnight Zulu time would translate to 0430 hours, or 4:30 in the morning local time in Afghanistan. On August 5, 2011, at 21:15 Zulu time it was already 1:45 the next morning at Base Shank in the Logar Province of Afghanistan. Extortions 16 and 17, the helicopters that earlier in the evening had dropped off two platoons of US Army Rangers in neighboring Wardak Province, had returned safely to base.

At 96 feet in length, the Chinook, an older Vietnam-­era helicopter pawned off to the National Guard, had a maximum capacity of thirty-­three in the cargo bay. But on the way back to Base Shank, under the dimmed cabin lights and the sonorous roar of the choppers’ twin engines, and the thwock-­thwock-­thwock of the sixty-­foot rotary blades slicing the night air, Hamburger and his young subordinates sat alone in the cavernous cargo bay, perhaps alone in their thoughts, perhaps wondering what would come next.

But his co-­pilot, CW4 David Carter, was far more experienced. Still, in this day of GPS navigation, there was no logical reason for Extortion 17’s seeming difficulty finding the landing zone. Nor was there any reason for it to be stalled in the air. All parties involved seem to agree that Extortion 17 was only 100 to 150 feet above the ground when it was shot down. The Colt Report: August 7, 2011–September 13, 2011 The thirty-­eight days or so immediately following the shoot-­down, from August 7, 2011 to September 13, 2011, were crucial because of what the Army did and did not do and said and did not say during this period.

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