SEALs: The US Navy's Elite Fighting Force [NOOK Book]

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Since the US Navy SEALs came into existence in 1983, they have become famous for their daring missions, advanced and unconventional tactics, hard training and hard-fought successes. SEALs have taken part in numerous conflicts ranging from Grenada in 1983, the invasion of Panama and operations in Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and Liberia. Most recently, SEAL units have participated in the ongoing missions of Operation Enduring Freedom in the war in ...
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Overview

Since the US Navy SEALs came into existence in 1983, they have become famous for their daring missions, advanced and unconventional tactics, hard training and hard-fought successes. SEALs have taken part in numerous conflicts ranging from Grenada in 1983, the invasion of Panama and operations in Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and Liberia. Most recently, SEAL units have participated in the ongoing missions of Operation Enduring Freedom in the war in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in the war in Iraq.

Now in paperback, this bestselling book from respected authors Mir Bahmanyar and Chris Osman offers readers a focus on modern combat operations between 1983 and 2006, examining various combat operations, the Navy SEAL training regimes, and the development of tactics and weapons. It includes first-hand accounts from SEALs on the ground, including revealing accounts from those currently involved in operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is an eye-opening insight into the shadowy and mysterious world of the US Navy SEALs, guaranteed to appeal to anyone with an interest in modern military operations, current events, and even those interested in becoming a Navy SEAL.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780960784
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Series: General Military
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 373,341
  • File size: 51 MB
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Meet the Author

Mir Bahmanyar was born in Iran, educated in Germany and received his BA in History from the University of California at Berkeley. Mir served in the US Army's 75th Ranger Regiment and has written several books on their history. Mir is also a feature film producer and screenwriter. In 2006 he produced and co-wrote the multi-award winning film Soldier of God. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Chris Osman is a former US Marine and US Navy SEAL. He was on active duty for 11 years, and has two honorable discharges from the Marine Corps and the Navy. Chris is the founder of Tactical Assault Gear, a multi-million dollar manufacturing company that supplies tactical equipment to military and law enforcement units around the world. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife and daughter.


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Table of Contents


Authors' Prefaces 6 Forewords 11 Part I Command Structure and Training 15 The US SEALs and Naval Special Warfare Command 16 Training 30 Part II Small Wars 1989-2003 69 The Invasion of Panama 1989 70 Counter-Drug Operations in Bolivia 1991 88 Yugoslavia 1999 and Bosnia 2003 92 Part III Global War on Terrorism: Afghanistan 2001-07 97 Afghanistan 98 Camp Rhino 110 Task Force K-Bar Missions 120 Operation Redwing 141 Part IV Global War on Terrorism: Iraq 2003-07 147 Viet-raq 148 Baghdad 158 Fallujah 169 Mosul and Tall Afar 184 Ramadi 198 Appendices 212 Endnotes 247 Index 252
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  • Posted October 21, 2008

    Everything I was hoping for and more

    I have been waiting for this book since I first saw it advertised on Osprey's website so I picked it up today at the store. It has so many amazing pictures and the stories are really interesting, because they are actually real SEAL stories, about the guys who are really over there and what they go through every day. The story of SOCOM's leading sniper (most kills) is probably my favorite part. He's just a normal guy living this crazy sniper life, and that's what all of our guys are dealing with over there.<BR/><BR/>Buy it just for the pictures, and then read it and be pleasantly surprised - it's interesting and a solid purchase for anyone living in this country today.

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