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Commandos: The Inside Story of America's Secret Soldiers

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Publisher Comments:

From Hell Week to hell on earth, they go where no one else dares, kill with precision, and pull of daring attack, rescue, and reconnaissance missions. What kind of man becomes a secret warrior — a Navy SEAL, Delta Force ranger, Army Green Beret, or Air Force special op pilot?

For the first time, veteran Newsweek reporter Douglas Waller takes you inside this secret, elite world, from the SEALs' legendary Hell Week — where trainees get four hours of sleep in five days of body-and-mind-breaking drills — to an electronics-jammed Pave Low, the most sophisticated helicopter in the world. Then he follows the Commandos into the action — in never-before-revealed Desert Storm battle scenes, where U.S. Special Forces wages Scud-bustling night missions, behind-the-lines firelights, and some of the most unconventional and dangerous missions in the history of war.

Review:

"From a Newsweek correspondent who's seen them in action on a number of fronts: an absorbing and informative briefing on the American military's elite but covert forces....An evenhanded appreciation of special forces and their varied roles in a Global Village that, despite the USSR's collapse, falls well short of being a peaceable kingdom." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"An experienced Pentagon correspondent has produced this superior, up-to-date history of U.S. special operations units. Waller emphasizes special forces and the SEALs, providing exceptionally valuable and complete accounts of their training." Roland Green, Booklist

Synopsis:

An experienced Pentagon correspondent for Newsweek reveals the excruciating training and dangerous missions of America's elite fighting forces, including the Navy SEALs and Delta Force, following them into battle in Desert Storm. Reprint.

Synopsis:

For the first time, a veteran Newsweek reporter goes behind the scenes to chronicle the training and missions of the nation's elite fighting forces--the Navy SEALs, Delta Forces, Green Berets, and Air Force special operations pilots. Waller takes readers behind the official veil of secrecy--like no other previous military account.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440220466
Author:
Waller, Douglas C.
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Special forces
Subject:
Special forces (Military science) -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Military-General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
August 1995
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.90x4.21x1.34 in. .55 lbs.

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Product details 480 pages Dell Publishing Company - English 9780440220466 Reviews:
"Review" by , "From a Newsweek correspondent who's seen them in action on a number of fronts: an absorbing and informative briefing on the American military's elite but covert forces....An evenhanded appreciation of special forces and their varied roles in a Global Village that, despite the USSR's collapse, falls well short of being a peaceable kingdom."
"Review" by , "An experienced Pentagon correspondent has produced this superior, up-to-date history of U.S. special operations units. Waller emphasizes special forces and the SEALs, providing exceptionally valuable and complete accounts of their training."
"Synopsis" by , An experienced Pentagon correspondent for Newsweek reveals the excruciating training and dangerous missions of America's elite fighting forces, including the Navy SEALs and Delta Force, following them into battle in Desert Storm. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , For the first time, a veteran Newsweek reporter goes behind the scenes to chronicle the training and missions of the nation's elite fighting forces--the Navy SEALs, Delta Forces, Green Berets, and Air Force special operations pilots. Waller takes readers behind the official veil of secrecy--like no other previous military account.
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