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Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam

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Publisher Comments:

"The American sniper could be regarded as the greatest all-around rifleman the world has ever known. . . ."

At the start of the war in Vietnam, the United States had no snipers; by the end of the war, Marine and army precision marksmen had killed more than 10,000 NVA and VC soldiers--the equivalent of an entire division--at the cost of under 20,000 bullets, proving that long-range shooters still had a place in the battlefield. Now noted military historian Michael Lee Lanning shows how U.S. snipers in Vietnam--combining modern technology in weapons, ammunition, and telescopes--used the experience and traditions of centuries of expert shooters to perfect their craft.

To provide insight into the use of American snipers in Vietnam, Lanning interviewed men with combat trigger time, as well as their instructors, the founders of the Marine and U.S. Army sniper programs, and the generals to whom they reported. Backed by hard information and firsthand accounts, the author demonstrates how the skills these one-shot killers honed in the jungles of Vietnam provided an indelible legacy that helped save American lives in Grenada, the Gulf War, and Somalia and continues to this day with American troops in Bosnia.

Synopsis:

From the author of "Inside the LRRPs" and "Inside Force Recon" comes an accurate account of the U.S. sniping experience. The author interviewed the men with combat "trigger time", their instructors, the founders of their program, and the generals to whom they reported.

About the Author

Michael Lee Lanning retired from the army as a lieutenant colonel after more than twenty years' service. During his assignment to Vietnam, he served as both an infantry platoon leader and a company commander in the 199th Infantry Brigade (Light). He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.  

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804116206
Author:
Lanning, Michael Lee
Author:
Lenning, Michael L.
Author:
Lanning, Michael Lee Col
Author:
Col. Michael Lee Lanning
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
War
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Guerrilla warfare
Subject:
Snipers.
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - United States
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.94x4.21x.83 in. .34 lbs.

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