MARSOC: U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command

MARSOC: U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command

by Fred Pushies
     
 

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In 2006, the U.S. Marines officially became part of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with the creation of the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC). Drawn from the ranks of the Force Recon companies, these highly skilled and combat-proven Leathernecks would take the war to al Qaeda and the Taliban in America’s global war on terrorism. MARSOC

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In 2006, the U.S. Marines officially became part of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with the creation of the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC). Drawn from the ranks of the Force Recon companies, these highly skilled and combat-proven Leathernecks would take the war to al Qaeda and the Taliban in America’s global war on terrorism. MARSOC is steeped in the heritage of the Marine Raiders of World War II, Force Reconnaissance companies of Vietnam, and Detachment-One, which stood up after the attacks on 9/11. Their mission is to win wars before they begin, taking the warfare beyond the front line. When America wants to display its might, the Commander in Chief will send in the Marines. With the creation of MARSOC, chances are they are already there.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760340745
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Publication date:
11/12/2011
Edition description:
First
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
306,034
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Fred Pushies has skimmed across the waves with SEALs in an eighty-two-foot-long Mark V Special Operations craft, flown at treetop level with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and crunched through the brush with Force Recon Marines. He's the author of more than a dozen books about US special ops and several Zenith Press titles, including MARSOC: US Marine Corps Special Operations Command and Night Stalkers: 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Pushies lives in Westland, Michigan.

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