Shadow Warriors

Shadow Warriors

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An unconventional war requires unconventional mena€”the Special Forces. Green Berets a€c Navy SEALS a€c Rangers a€c Air Force Special Operations a€c PsyOps a€c Civil Affairs a€c and other special-mission units The first two Commanders books, Every Man a Tiger and Into the Storm, provided masterly blends of history, biography, you-are-there narrative, insight into the practice of leadership, and plain old-fashioned storytelling. Shadow Warriors is all of that and more, a book of uncommon timeliness, for, in the words of Lieutenant General Bill Yarborough, a€œthere are itches that only Special Forces can scratch.a€ Now, Carl Stinera€”the second commander of SOCOM, the U.S. Special Operations Commanda€”and Tom Clancy trace the transformation of the Special Forces from the small core of outsiders of the 1950s, through the cauldron of Vietnam, to the rebirth of the SF in the late 1980s and 1990s, and on into the new century as the bearer of the largest, most mixed, and most complex set of missions in the U.S. military. These are the first-hand accounts of soldiers fighting outside the lines: counterterrorism, raids, hostage rescues, reconnaissance, counterinsurgency, and psychological operationsa€”from Vietnam and Laos to Lebanon to Panama, to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, to the new wars of todaya€b... circumstances make victory certain. With these studies as a guide, the new direction ... All of this would require the highest level of discipline on the part of not only the Green Berets but also the local forces. Such discipline would ensure aanbsp;...

Title:Shadow Warriors
Author:Tom Clancy, Carl Stiner, Tony Koltz
Publisher:Penguin - 2003-02-04


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