The Taliban Gambit

Helicopter Missions: The Taliban Gambit

They were volunteers, part of the only reserve rescue wing in the U.S. Air Force, a mere afterthought to many serving in Afghanistan. But when Taliban forces ambushed a covert, four-man Navy SEAL team high in the eastern Afghan mountains, this disregarded unit was called upon to save the day. They came prepared, riding one of the most sophisticated helicopters in the world, a toned-up version of the Blackhawk: The Pave Hawk. Witness this heroic rescue, where reservists showed the world, and themselves, what they're capable of when duty calls.

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Helicopter Missions: The Taliban Gambit: Sneak Peek

Flying blind, with a landing zone wedged between a cliff wall and a sheer drop, a U.S. Air Force crew attempts an impossible rescue. No training could prepare them for this.