An unconventional war requires unconventional menathe Special Forces. Green Berets ac Navy SEALS ac Rangers ac Air Force Special Operations ac PsyOps ac Civil Affairs ac 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, athere are itches that only Special Forces can scratch.a Now, Carl Stinerathe second commander of SOCOM, the U.S. Special Operations Commandaand 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 operationsafrom Vietnam and Laos to Lebanon to Panama, to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, to the new wars of todayab... 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;...
|Author||:||Tom Clancy, Carl Stiner, Tony Koltz|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2003-02-04|