After the United States' failures in special operations missions during the late 1970s and 1980, a decision was made to revamp its unconventional military capabilities. The subsequent reorganization and redesignation in 1983 created the SEALs as they are known today, and later the all-encompassing command for US special operations forces under which they operate. Since then, these Navy Special Warfare (NSW) forces have operated in Grenada, the Persian Gulf, Panama, Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and Liberia. NSW units have also participated in the ongoing missions of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq. This book looks at the history, organization, training, uniforms, equipment and missions of the US Navy SEALs since their redesignation until the recent conflict in the Gulf.
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About the Author
Michael Welply was born in London in 1948 and moved to Winnipeg, Canada in 1950. In 1981 he moved with his family to central France, where he still lives. Having studied art first in Winnipeg and then in Paris, Michael began his illustrating career in 1977 and has worked for many publishers in Europe and the United States. He has illustrated over 50 books, ranging from historical work to fantasy and fairy tales.
Mir Bahmanyar served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion. He was on the Board of Directors of
the 75th Ranger Regiment Association and created SuaSponte.com – A History of American
Rangers. Mir has authored nine non-fiction books. Some are on the reading lists of:
The U.S. Marine Corps Forces
The Command and General Staff College Deputy Commandant's Deploying Officer
The U.S. Joint Forces Command's Pre-Deployment Afghanistan
Mir was interviewed by the National Review. He co-wrote and produced the awardwinning
motion picture Soldier of God. He was a German language coach and military technical
advisor to George Clooney in the motion picture The Good German. Mir was invited to speak at
the Malaga Film Commission's annual Cine y Turismo (Cinema and Tourism) seminar featuring
filmmakers and business leaders from around the world.