Tom Clancy has explored the military and security issues of our time in a brilliant series of novels. Now he takes us into the heart and mind of a remarkable military leader to show us the nature of war and command from the inside.
Based on the story of America's greatest military triumph since World War II -- the victory over Iraq in the Gulf War -- Into the Storm tells us how leaders learn and grow, and how they forge people, elements and forces together into a campaign of power and precision. We hear how General Frederick M. Franks, Jr. commanded the armor and infantry of VII Corps, the main coalition force that broke the back of Iraq's Republican Guard. Beyond that, Into the Storm describes the transformation of an army traumatized by the Vietnam War and the metamorphosis of a man devastated by the loss of a leg in that war. The former once again became the world's most powerful force; the latter, the first amputee active-duty general since the Civil War.
Together the story of that army, that man, and the war they fought make Into the Storm an instant classic of military history.