Military author and spec ops expert, Fred Pushes, profiles weapons, missions, vehicles, and iconic commandos from the eighteenth-century to now.
Author: Fred Pushies
Publisher: Zenith Press
It's the inside scoop on US military special operations. From weapons, gear, missions, and commandos, learn every military secret from the eighteenth century to today. Few aspects of the US military pique people's interest more than special ops. Due to the clandestine nature of their missions, weapons, and gear, these elite fighting forces are cloaked in an aura of intrigue that has only ratcheted upward with the expanded roles they have assumed in today's world, not to mention their recent and frequent appearances in film, books, and other mass media. In US Special Ops, longtime military author and special-ops expert Fred Pushies takes on the entire scope of America's elite fighting forces, beginning with their earliest days. Pushies profiles hundreds of weapons, gear, vehicles, missions, and commandos, from eighteenth-century fighters like Francis Marion right up through the most advanced capabilities of today's Green Berets, Rangers, SEALs, Marine Force Recon, US Air Force combat controllers, CIA Special Activities Division, and more - well over 350 entries in all. From the tomahawks used by Rogers's Rangers to special-ops legends like Col. Aaron Bank to Operation Neptune Spear and beyond, US Special Ops is a comprehensive, informative, and unique survey of all aspects of US special operations, past and present.
Author: Samuel A. SouthworthPublish On: 2009-03-25
U.S. Special Forces provides a handy and comprehensive compendium, including descriptions of the units and their operational specialties, training, and organization, as well as the equipment and technological gadgetry, weapons, armor, ...
Author: Samuel A. Southworth
Publisher: Da Capo Press
President George W. Bush has told all Americans that the war against terrorism would be like no other war. But what does this mean? Who will fight? How will they fight? What weapons will be used? Most informed commentators agree that the war against terrorism will be fought largely by "special forces"—that is, by a relatively new community within the American military known as Special Operations Forces, or SOF's. This new "branch" of the armed forces was created in the mid–1980s and is organized under its own unified command, called U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Consisting of special units from the other branches of the armed forces, such as Green Berets, Rangers, SEALs, and Delta Force, this new fighting command is recognized internationally as the most well-trained and well-equipped special operations force in the world. Their missions are varied—including combat terrorism, search and rescue, reconnaissance, humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping duty, and conventional and unconventional warfare.Despite special forces' international reputation for excellence, Americans know little about this remarkable fighting force. U.S. Special Forces provides a handy and comprehensive compendium, including descriptions of the units and their operational specialties, training, and organization, as well as the equipment and technological gadgetry, weapons, armor, planes, helicopters, and support vehicles used by each unit.
US Special Operations Forces in Action examines the composition of the SOF and their varying roles, discussing their evolution, strengths and weaknesses, and gives a history of US involvement in nonconventional warfare from the American ...
Author: Thomas K. Adams
Publisher: Psychology Press
Armies in the 1990s are commonly involved in low-level, ill-defined, politically charged, messy situations known collectively as "unconventional warfare". Thomas Adams argues for a shift in expectations with a greater willingness to accept lengthy commitments and incremental progress.
Nicole came to Afghanistan to make a killer war documentary, but when the helicopter she bribed to take her closer to the enemy gets shot down she finds a lot more action than she had bargained for--and it is up to an Army Special Forces ...
Author: Matthew K. Manning
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Nicole came to Afghanistan to make a killer war documentary, but when the helicopter she bribed to take her closer to the enemy gets shot down she finds a lot more action than she had bargained for--and it is up to an Army Special Forces team to locate and rescue her and her cameraman.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Readiness Subcommittee. Special Operations PanelPublish On: 1988
What are U.S. capabilities to counter assorted types of terrorism on assorted
scales at home and abroad ? This report doesn't say . What are America's main special ops / low - intensity conflict limitations ? Human intelligence collection ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Readiness Subcommittee. Special Operations Panel
Update Special Warfare General Guest's new assignment is as director of
operations for the U.S. Special Operations Command . The Army Special Forces
Command , 9,500 strong , is made up of active and reserve Special Forces
groups and ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats, and CapabilitiesPublish On: 2010
You train the members of the Filipino army or the special ops , and then you stay
in the base camp and they actually ... when it comes to basic rifle marksmanship
and basic soldiering , that maybe general purpose forces conduct that level of ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats, and Capabilities
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Bohret traveled with each team as they trained in remote corners of the globe. Each Special Force has chapters devoted to their history, weapons and special equipment, and training procedures.
Author: David Bohrer
Category: Special forces (Military science)
An action-packed adventure that will take the reader into the bush with all of the U.S. military's Special Forces--SEALs, Green Berets, Army Rangers, Marine Force Recon, and USAF Special Ops. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Bohret traveled with each team as they trained in remote corners of the globe. Each Special Force has chapters devoted to their history, weapons and special equipment, and training procedures. Full-color action photos illustrate the team members and their weapons, while sidebars detail events and operations. 200 photos, 175 in color.
Glenn W. Goodman , Jr. illus por Armed Forces Journal International v134 no 11 (
Jun 1997 ) : p61 Interview ( with Gen Hugh Shelton , commander in chief of the US Special Operations Command ) . Barbara Starr , por June's Defence Weekly ...
Author: Dwight Jon ZimmermanPublish On: 2013-12-03
Courage beyond reason. Loyalty beyond faith. Perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity. These are just some of the qualities of the members of the U.S. Special Operation Forces.
Author: Dwight Jon Zimmerman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
An inside look at seven of the most harrowing and significant Special Operations missions ever. Courage beyond reason. Loyalty beyond faith. Perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity. These are just some of the qualities of the members of the U.S. Special Operation Forces. BEYOND HELL AND BACK details the seven defining Special Ops missions that have made the Special Operation Forces the best fighting unit in the world, including: *THE RESCUE OF BAT-21: The largest and longest Combat Search and Rescue mission in the Vietnam War lasted 17 days and cost the lives of 13 Americans—all to rescue one man and the invaluable knowledge he alone possessed. * TASK FORCE NORMANDY: Planned in secrecy and executed with flawless efficiency, Task Force Normandy was an Army/Air Force Special Operations joint op that fired the opening shots behind enemy lines in Operation Desert Storm. *OPERATION EAGLE CLAW: The devastating Special Forces operation mounted to retrieve 52 American hostages in Iran resulted in the deaths of eight members of the rescue team. This failure ultimately led to the creation of Special Operations Command. *BASHER 52: Captain Scott O'Grady was shot down over the "no fly" zone above Bosnia, and his daring rescue was one of the Marine Corps' finest operations ever. These are a few of the dramatic true tales that represent the defining moments that helped shape the operational methods, planning, and deployment for all future Special Ops missions. BEYOND HELL AND BACK is the greatest collection of Spec Ops missions ever assembled.
In Spec Ops, a well-organized and deeply researched study, McRaven analyzes eight classic special operations.
Author: William H. McRaven
Publisher: Presidio Press
Vice Adm. William H. McRaven helped to devise the strategy for how to bring down Osama bin Laden, and commanded the courageous U.S. military unit that carried it out on May 1, 2011, ending one of the greatest manhunts in history. In Spec Ops, a well-organized and deeply researched study, McRaven analyzes eight classic special operations. Six are from WWII: the German commando raid on the Belgian fort Eben Emael (1940); the Italian torpedo attack on the Alexandria harbor (1941); the British commando raid on Nazaire, France (1942); the German glider rescue of Benito Mussolini (1943); the British midget-submarine attack on the Tirpitz (1943); and the U.S. Ranger rescue mission at the Cabanatuan POW camp in the Philippines (1945). The two post-WWII examples are the U.S. Army raid on the Son Tay POW camp in North Vietnam (1970) and the Israeli rescue of the skyjacked hostages in Entebbe, Uganda (1976). McRaven—who commands a U.S. Navy SEAL team—pinpoints six essential principles of “spec ops” success: simplicity, security, repetition, surprise, speed and purpose. For each of the case studies, he provides political and military context, a meticulous reconstruction of the mission itself and an analysis of the operation in relation to his six principles. McRaven deems the Son Tay raid “the best modern example of a successful spec op [which] should be considered textbook material for future missions.” His own book is an instructive textbook that will be closely studied by students of the military arts. Maps, photos.
Pushies has gathered firsthand reports from Special Ops personnel for this informative, historical volume. 100 photos, 70 in color.
Author: Fred J. Pushies
Publisher: Zenith Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Follow the commandos of Air Force Special Ops and their array of high-tech hardware, from night vision devices to complex radar systems and technologically advanced aircraft. Pushies has gathered firsthand reports from Special Ops personnel for this informative, historical volume. 100 photos, 70 in color.
... Pave Lows 352nd Operations Support Command Special Operations Aircraft In
the mid 1980s as a result of the lessons learned from the Holloway study into US special forces , the US Air Force began to develop its own special operations ...
Author: Patrick Allen
Publisher: Airlife Pub Limited
These elite fighting units are honed to perfection in the art of clandestine warfare and can operate in every conceivable geographical location, reacting rapidly to a wide range of challenges. They utilize the most modern military equipment to fight on land and sea or in the air. This book transports you into their hidden secret world where you will join them skydiving through the night, making underwater forays into hostile territories or guiding allied fighting aircraft on their precision target sorties.
... breathe like a U.S. Army Ranger. i And this is the book that covers it all —
whether you've got the original game, the new add-on pack (Ranger Team Bravo
), or Spec Ops: Rangers Lead the Way Pro Pack! Jammed with classified
Author: Chris Jensen
Category: Games & Activities
Complete mission walkthroughs and strategies are revealed for Spec Ops, a mission-based 3D shooter that incorporates a much higher level of strategic gaming than most games in its category.
From historical missions and controversial calls to details about equipment and selection processes, this series aims to inform!
Author: Jim Whiting
Publisher: Creative Paperbacks
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Even the most rigorous training would not prepare young readers for the sheer amount of intel they will uncover about six of the most secretive U.S. Special Forces. Each title covers the chronology of the special ops force and supplements the main narrative with "Force Fact" sidebars about such topics as weaponry, facilities, and popular culture references. From historical missions and controversial calls to details about equipment and selection processes, this series aims to inform! This title provides a chronological account of the American special forces unit known as Air Force Special Ops, including key details about important figures, landmark missions, and controversies.
It established its own Special Forces Command , known as SOCCENT . The
forces under this command included 7 , 083 men directly subordinated to
SOCCENT , including 3 , 043 US Army , 1 , 443 USAF , 256 Navy , 735 Kuwaiti
Navy and ...
Author: Anthony H Cordesman
Publisher: Westview Press
Category: Political Science
The fog of war is inevitably followed by the “fog of analysis.” This has certainly been true of the most important military conflict of the post–Cold War era, the Gulf War between Iraq and the allied coalition led by the United States. A variety of studies of this conflict have appeared, many within just months of the end of hostilities and many with the obvious weaknesses resulting from the rush to publish. Now in this fourth volume of the acclaimed Lessons of Modern War series, military analyst Anthony H. Cordesman, with defense consultant Abraham R. Wagner, has produced what must be considered the definitive study of the Gulf War.Anthony Cordesman draws careful conclusions based on extensive research from a wide variety of sources, including newly declassified documents; official military reports; informal review and commentary by U.S. military services and British, French, Egyptian, and Saudi officers; interviews; and field research in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and southern Iraq as well as Cordesman's own firsthand observations of the unfolding battle for Kuwait in his capacity as military analyst for ABC News and a year of research on the war as fellow at the Wilson Center. Abraham Wagner contributes his unique experience in intelligence and command-and-control issues.The book examines in unprecedented detail the efforts of all the members of the coalition, not just the United States. The authors are careful to distinguish between the general lessons about warfare that can be drawn from the Gulf War and those that are unique to this conflict. Throughout the book, the authors offer enough data to enable the reader to consider alternatives to Cordesman and Wagner's own highly authoritative conclusions.The many lessons presented in this book cover the whole range of political, strategic, tactical, technical, and human elements of this conflict. The authors' analysis is based on the dynamic interaction of all of these factors, not just static bean-counting. The central lesson is that this highly complex web of human and technological developments has resulted in a new “military revolution” of profound significance for the history of modern war. Lessons of Modern War, Volume IV: The Gulf War explodes many myths, offers sometimes controversial conclusions, and is essential reading for anyone concerned about the “revolution in military affairs''; peacekeeping; Gulf and energy security issues; and the new, but still dangerous, world in which we live.