Shadow Warriors: Inside the Special Forces (A Study in Command)

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blends of background, biography, you-are-there narrative, perception into the perform of management, and simple outdated storytelling.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…

 

 

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The Scottish and Welsh Wars 1250-1400 (Men at Arms Series, 151)

On 28 September 1066 William of Normandy landed close to Hastings and ready to fulfill the Anglo-Saxon military of King Harold Godwinson. On 10 October 1066 the 2 armies met; and after six hours of scuffling with what turned referred to as the conflict of Hastings, the Anglo-Saxon military was once beaten and their king slain. The Normans organize castles to manage the local inhabitants, and four-fifths of all England's land replaced possession. besides the fact that, regardless of preliminary Norman good fortune, it was once absolutely centuries sooner than the Anglo-Norman kings controlled to penetrate the wild interiors of Wales and Scotland, and plenty of extra centuries prior to the international locations of Scotland, Wales and England have been united less than one crown.

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Napoleon's German Allies (4) : Bavaria (Men at Arms Series, 106)

By Otto von Pivka

In 1805, Bavaria allied itself with France and Bavarian troops served with Napoleon throughout the 1809 crusade opposed to Austria, and took part within the Russian crusade of 1812, sooner than finally leaving behind the Emperor's reason in 1813 ahead of the conflict of Leipzig. They then engaged Napoleon's troops in wrestle on the conflict of Hanua in an unsuccessful try and bring to an end their retreat to France. This publication by means of Otto von Pivka offers a detailed exam of the service provider, apparatus, weaponry and uniforms of Napoleon's Bavarian allies. The attention-grabbing textual content is observed through a number of illustrations and 8 complete web page color plates.

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A Soldier's Best Friend: The Canine Heroes of Afghanistan

By Stephen Paul Stewart

Army operating canine are silently profitable the conflict opposed to the world's deadliest insurgents; daily saving infantrymen' lives within the most deadly nation on the earth. Many were rescue animals, overlooked or mistreated by means of their proprietors sooner than being given a brand new hire of existence at the entrance line. From the featureless plains of Helmand and Kandahar to army bases in Germany, military puppy groups paintings day and evening to maintain us secure yet, until eventually lately, their braveness and sacrifice has now not been absolutely understood or preferred. In A Soldier's ally, award-winning journalist Stephen Stewart employs in-depth interviews including years of study and frontline reportage to inform their gripping and emotional tales for the 1st time, an unheard of account of the canine' shut relationships with their handlers, their awesome heroism and action-packed lives.

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Gone For Soldiers

By Jeff Shaara

Together with his acclaimed ny instances bestsellers Gods and Generals and The final complete degree, Jeff Shaara improved upon his father's Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil battle vintage, The Killer Angels--ushering the reader during the poignant drama of this such a lot bloody bankruptcy in our historical past. Now, in long past for squaddies, Jeff Shaara contains us again fifteen years earlier than that momentous clash, while the Civil War's so much wide-spread names are scuffling with for one more reason, junior officials marching below an identical flag in an unexpected land, experiencing strive against for the 1st time within the Mexican-American War.

In March 1847, the U.S. military can provide 8 thousand squaddies at the shorelines of Vera Cruz. they're led through the army's commanding common, Winfield Scott, a heroic veteran of the warfare of 1812, brief tempered, useless, and mawkish for the glories of his adolescence. At his correct hand is Robert E. Lee, a forty-year-old engineer, a dignified, critical guy who hasn't ever noticeable combat.

Scott leads his troops opposed to the imperious Mexican dictator, common Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana. captivated with glory and his position in historical past, Santa Ana arrogantly underestimates the desire and the guts of Scott and his military. because the american citizens struggle their manner inland, either side take into account that the inevitable ultimate clash will come on the gates and fortified partitions of the traditional capital, Mexico City.

Cut off from communique and their purely provide line, the americans find out about their enemy and themselves, as younger males witness for the 1st time the horror of warfare. whereas Scott needs to weigh his personal position in historical past, combating what many think about a bully's warfare, Lee the engineer turns into Lee the hero, the only guy in Scott's command whose awesome future as a soldier is clear.

In shiny, extraordinary prose that illuminates the darkish psychology of squaddies and their commanders trapped at the back of enemy strains, Jeff Shaara brings to existence the haunted personalities and luxurious backdrop, the universal characters, the beautiful triumphs and soul-crushing defeats of this attention-grabbing, long-forgotten conflict. long past for squaddies is a unprecedented success that might stay with you lengthy after the ultimate web page is turned.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265-146 BC (Men-at-Arms, Volume 121)

By Terence Wise

The epic clash among Rome and Carthage continues to be the most compelling tales of army background. The wars incorporated such mythical occasions because the crossing of the Alps via Hannibal, and the conflict of Cannae. Terence Wise's superb textual content info the armies of either side of the wars, together with the various various allied troops hired by means of the Carthaginians; Numidians, Celts, Spanish and others who helped make the military essentially the most vibrant and cosmopolitan of its day. The textual content is observed via quite a few illustrations and images, together with 8 complete web page color plates by means of Richard Hook.

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The Enemy Within

By Larry Bond, Patrick Larkin

America's biggest towns are in flames. Its majestic landmarks are in ruins. Oceans and limits supply no defense. it's the first refined, intelligently deliberate, and completely ruthless terrorist crusade waged on U.S. soil. As nationwide leaders, armies, and synthetic intelligence try to win the novel warfare, men--once neighbors, now adversaries to the death--race to a decisive war of words.

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The US Army 1890-1920 (Men-at-Arms)

By Philip Katcher

Among 1890 and 1920 the U.S. military underwent profound alterations in association, functionality, composition and visual appeal. the military was once reworked from a small, blue-clad strength whose fundamental weapon used to be the single-shot rifle, right into a powerful host of guys wearing dirt-coloured strive against uniforms, utilizing automated guns, tanks and airplane to struggle enemies on fields the world over. This ebook information the Army's advancements in the course of its involvement within the Spanish-American warfare (1898), the Boxer uprising (1898-1901), and global struggle I (1914-1918). specific awareness is given to the evolution of the Army's uniforms, that are illustrated vividly in the course of the ebook.

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LAV-25: The Marine Corps' Light Armored Vehicle (New Vanguard)

By James D'Angina

The sunshine Armored car -25 (LAV-25) has performed an important position in reworking Marine Corps doctrine considering the fact that its advent within the early-1980s. The Marine Corps gentle Armored motor vehicle application was once according to the confirmed Swiss MOWAG Piranha sequence of 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 wheeled automobiles. despite the fact that, constructing organizational devices, strategies, and employment of the weapon process in the strength constitution of the Marine Corps proved to be extra of a problem than fielding the weapon approach. This ended in a number of re-designations for LAV devices in the Corps. The LAV first observed wrestle motion in Panama in the course of Operation simply reason (1989); LAV-25s have fought in each significant clash for the reason that - to incorporate the present conflicts in the course of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq. in the course of Operation desolate tract hurricane the vehicle's list exhibits combined effects because of a string of pleasant fireplace incidents; even if one LAV-25 Commander earned the military go (one of simply military Crosses presented to Marines in the course of the Gulf War). The good fortune of the LAV application has translated to a number of operators reminiscent of Canada, Australia, and the Saudi Arabian nationwide safeguard making use of the weapon approach for his or her personal forces. This in-depth, highly-illustrated identify will shed new gentle in this renowned topic.

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Athenia Torpedoed: The U-Boat Attack that Ignited the Battle of the Atlantic

By Francis M. Carroll

Simply hours after international struggle II used to be declared, Germany struck its first blow, firing by surprise at the passenger liner Athenia. The British send was once loaded with americans, Canadians, and Europeans trying to move the Atlantic ahead of the outbreak of battle. because the send sank, 1,306 have been rescued yet 112 humans have been misplaced, together with thirty american citizens. This account of the catastrophe, according to new study, tells a dramatic tale of tragedy and triumph, as historian Francis Carroll chronicles the survivors’ reviews and explains how the incident formed coverage within the united states, united kingdom, and Canada. For Britain, it used to be visible as a contravention of foreign legislation and convoys have been despatched to guard transport. In Canada, Athenia’s sinking rallied aid to visit warfare. within the usa, it uncovered Germany as a major risk and adjusted public opinion adequate to permit the rustic to promote munitions and provides to Britain and France.

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