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US Special Ops : The History, Weapons, and Missions of Elite Military Forces (Paperback) (Fred Pushies)
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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, past or present, pique people's interest more than special ops. From airborne operations, counter-insurgency, and hostage rescue, to manhunting and intelligence operations, the work of special forces runs the gamut. Due to the clandestine nature of their missions and gear, these elite fighting forces are cloaked in an aura of heightened intrigue that has only ratcheted upward with the expanded roles they have assumed in today's world.365 Special Ops is the newest installment in Zenith Press's "365" series, and it covers the entire scope of American special operations forces, from the French and Indian War through World Wars I and II, the Cold War, and right up to the War on Terror.
Arranged chronologically by conflict, 365 Special Ops features half-, full-, and two-page profiles, including photos and illustrations, of sophisticated weapons, gear, missions, and commandos from the eighteenth century through today's Green Berets, Rangers, SEALs, Marine Force Recon, Air Force combat controllers, CIA Special Activities Division, and more. From the tomahawks used by Rogers's Rangers to special ops legends like Col. Aaron Bank to Operation Neptune Spear and beyond,365 Special Ops is a comprehensive, informative, and unique survey of all aspects of US special ops across the years.