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Special Forces in Action

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Africa, Balkans, Iraq, South America, Syria

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)
01/Jun/2015
Special Forces, military
224
Hardback
240mm x 189mm
9781925275131
$29.99

In 1991 Coalition forces liberated Kuwait after its brief occupation by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. In 2011, US Navy SEALs flew covertly into Pakistan and assassinated Osama bin Laden at his hideaway. In 2014, special forces fought ISIS in Syria in an effort to rescue journalist James Foley and other hostages. In 25 years, elite military formations have played an increasingly important role in the policing of the modern world.

Special Forces in Action is a detailed account of the operations of the world’s special forces over the past 25 years. From the First Gulf War to the covert operations of special forces in Somalia, Sierra Leon, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria today, this book brings the reader full details of the often clandestine activities of the world’s most elite soldiers. The invasion of Iraq, the search for war criminals in the Balkans, drug baron hunting in South America, hostage rescues in Africa, and the counterterrorist initiatives since 9/11 the special forces role is always expanding.

With an authoritative text and rare photographs, the book is a highly illustrated guide to the recent operations of these most secretive – and successful – soldiers.

Alexander Stilwell

Alexander Stilwell

A military analyst of many years’ experience, Alexander Stilwell is the author of The Encyclopedia of Survival Techniques, The Elite Forces Manual of Mental & Physical Endurance and Manhunt, and regularly contributes to the International Defence Review.

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  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    The book is extensively illustrated with some interesting photographs. Author Alexander Stilwell lists among his achievements The Encyclopedia of the World’s Special Forces as well as contributing to the International Defence Review. Special Forces in Action is a detailed account of the operations of the world’s special forces over the past 25 years. From the First Gulf War to the covert operations of special forces in Somalia, Sierra Leon, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria today, this book is full of details of the often clandestine activities of the world’s most elite soldiers. The invasion of Iraq, the search for war criminals in the Balkans, drug baron hunting in South America, hostage rescues in Africa, and the counter-terrorist initiatives since 9/11 the special forces role is always expanding. Australian special forces get several mentions for their roles in Afghanistan, East Timor and Iraq.

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