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This definitive history recounts the secretive operations and strategies of one of the world's most elite fighting forces. The Special Air Service (SAS) operated deep behind enemy lines, conducting surveillance at close range, poised to spring into action at a moment's notice. This Australian military classic tells the story of the formation of the military known to the Viet Cong as “phantoms of the jungle,” its secret role in Borneo during confrontation with Indonesia, and its operations in Vietnam. After its involvement in Vietnam, the SAS formed a crack counter-terrorist force that saw action in Somalia, Kuwait, and East Timor and in the security of the 2000 Olympic Games.
|Publisher:||Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)|
About the Author
David Horner is a professor of Australian defense history in the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre. He is the author of numerous books on military command, operations, and strategy including Inside the War Cabinet and The Gunners, and editor of Battles That Shaped Australia and The Army and the Future.