|From Vietnam and Laos to Panama and El Salvador to Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, "Shadow Warriors" contains stories of Special Forces raids, counterterrorism, hostage rescues, reconnaissance, counterinsurgency and psychological operation--and also of building settlements, teaching civilians, cleaning up water supplies, and saving lives. This book is the third in an extraordinary series of nonfiction books by the #1 bestselling author--a look deep into the art of war through the eyes of one of America's outstanding commanders.|
From the Publisher:
The training, resourcefulness, and creativity of the SF soldier make him capable of jobs that few other soldiers could handle, in situations where traditional arms and movement don't apply. Carl Stiner was only the second commander of SOCOM, the U.S. Special Operations Command, responsible for the readiness of all the Special Operations forces of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, including the Green Berets, Navy SEALS, Rangers, Delta Force, Air Force Special Operations, PsyOps, and Civil Affairs.
Together, he and Clancy trace the transformation of the Special Forces from the small core of outsiders of the 1950s through the cauldron of Vietnam and to the rebirth of the SF in the late 1980s and 1990s as the bearer of the largest, most mixed, and most complex set of missions in the U.S. military. From Vietnam and Laos to Panama and El Salvador to Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, these are stories of raids, counterterrorism, hostage rescues, reconaissance, counterinsurgency and psychological operations —and also of building settlements, teaching civilians, cleaning up water supplies, and saving lives. It is a front-row seat to a man, an institution, and a way both of war and peace that together make this an instant classic of military history.
Written in conjunction with U.S. Army General Carl Stiner, Tom Clancy's nonfiction book is a history of the U.S. Special Forces and how they evolved, from their rather shadowy presence in World War II and Vietnam, to their much more visible role in the 1980 hostage incident in Tehran and their work in the first Gulf War. In addition, the book thoroughly covers Stiner's army career--one that put him in the forefront of virtually every major U.S. military operation from World War II to Desert Storm.
"Everything you wanted to know about Special Forces...." 12/15/2001