By Tom Clancy, Tony Koltz, Carl Stiner
An unconventional conflict calls for unconventional men—the distinctive Forces.
Green Berets • army SEALS • Rangers •
Air strength exact Operations • PsyOps • Civil Affairs •
and different special-mission units
The first Commanders books, each guy a Tiger and Into the hurricane, supplied masterly blends of background, biography, you-are-there narrative, perception into the perform of management, and simple outdated storytelling. Shadow Warriors is all of that and extra, a publication of unusual timeliness, for, within the phrases of Lieutenant common invoice Yarborough, “there are itches that merely designated Forces can scratch.”
Now, Carl Stiner—the moment commander of SOCOM, the U.S. particular Operations Command—and Tom Clancy hint the transformation of the distinct Forces from the small center of outsiders of the Fifties, during the cauldron of Vietnam, to the rebirth of the SF within the past due Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, and on into the hot century because the bearer of the most important, so much combined, and most intricate set of missions within the U.S. military.
These are the first-hand debts of squaddies battling outdoor the strains: counterterrorism, raids, hostage rescues, reconnaissance, counterinsurgency, and mental operations—from Vietnam and Laos to Lebanon to Panama, to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, to the recent wars of today…