US Special Warfare: The Elite Combat Skills of America's Modern Armed Forces

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For many centuries, the job of everyday soldiers, the "grunts," was the same-"see the hill, take the hill." But the combat role of today's U.S. soldier has undergone a radical change. The recent revolution in the art of soldiering in America emphasizes a smaller, but more highly specialized and technologically equipped, armed force. Now, even everyday soldiers in America's armed forces specialize in elite combat skills that use the very latest high-tech equipment.After basic training, many of today's recruits ...

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U.S. Special Warfare: The Elite Combat Skills Of America's Modern Armed Forces

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Overview

For many centuries, the job of everyday soldiers, the "grunts," was the same-"see the hill, take the hill." But the combat role of today's U.S. soldier has undergone a radical change. The recent revolution in the art of soldiering in America emphasizes a smaller, but more highly specialized and technologically equipped, armed force. Now, even everyday soldiers in America's armed forces specialize in elite combat skills that use the very latest high-tech equipment.After basic training, many of today's recruits continue advanced training in one of the new emerging combat specialties, such as urban, mountain and arctic warfare; amphibious, underwater and small boat operations; modern cavalry combat; sniping; military intelligence and psychological warfare; search and rescue procedures, and combat engineering.In lively and entertaining prose, military historian Sam Southworth describes these emerging combat specialties-as well as the training and equipment for each-that characterize America's fighting force today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306813573
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 9/6/2004
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,543,282
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Samuel A. Southworth is a researcher and writer living in New York City. He is the editor of the acclaimed Great Raids in History. In his spare time, he leads mountain wilderness trips for leadership groups.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Down these dark streets : urban warfare 1
Ch. 2 Climb to glory : mountain warfare 27
Ch. 3 Strike from the sea : amphibious warfare 52
Ch. 4 Whistling "Garry Owen" : cavalry 73
Ch. 5 Whispering death : snipers 95
Ch. 6 Spooks in G2 : military intelligence 119
Ch. 7 Alone on the battlefield : escape and evasion 141
Ch. 8 Build and blow : combat engineers 164
Ch. 9 Peacekeeping paradox : military operations other than war 186
Ch. 10 Secret warfare : the lure of daring 207
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