Special Forces Today: Afghanistan, Africa, Balkans, Iraq, South America

Overview

In 1991, the United States and coalition forces liberated Kuwait after its brief occupation by Saddam Hussein's Iraqi army. One of the abiding memories of that conflict was the activities of the coalition's special forces soldiers deep in Iraq, hunting down Scud missile launchers before Israel could be attacked. Since then, elite military units have played an increasingly important role in the world's armed forces. Special Forces Today recounts their operations over the last fifteen years. From the Gulf War to ...
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Overview

In 1991, the United States and coalition forces liberated Kuwait after its brief occupation by Saddam Hussein's Iraqi army. One of the abiding memories of that conflict was the activities of the coalition's special forces soldiers deep in Iraq, hunting down Scud missile launchers before Israel could be attacked. Since then, elite military units have played an increasingly important role in the world's armed forces. Special Forces Today recounts their operations over the last fifteen years. From the Gulf War to the 2003 invasion of Iraq-via the war in Afghanistan, the search for war criminals in the Balkans, the hunt for drug barons in South America, hostage rescues in Africa, and the counterterrorism initiatives since 9/11-it discloses in detail the often clandestine activities of the world's elite soldiers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594041023
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/31/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexander Stilwell is the editor of Jane’s Personal Combat Equipment Yearbook. A military analyst of many years’ experience, he has authored Mental & Physical Endurance and regularly contributes to the International Defence Review. He lives near London.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     6
The First Gulf War     32
Somalia     54
The Balkans     70
Drug Hunting in South America     86
Sierra Leone     110
Afghanistan     128
Iraq     148
Counter-Terrorism     166
Index     187
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