So perfectly was the mission executed that it amazed even the men responsible. At 2:08 a.m. Central European time, on June 8, Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady was sitting, as he had for six days, cold, hungry, hunted and alone in the hills of a strange country. Then he made contact with a U.S. plane. By 7:30 he was onboard the U.S.S. Kearsarge, a missing soldier now safely back among his comrades. All the tremendous resources available to the U.S. military-from spy satellites to the Marines-had been marshaled for the purpose of rescuing O'Grady, and they had been deployed with flawless...

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