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Us Army Rangers 1989 2015

Author : Leigh Neville
ISBN : 9781472815415
Genre : History
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Written by an expert on modern Special Forces units and the operations they undertake, this book explains the evolution of the Rangers' missions in Panama, the first Gulf War, Somalia and the post 9/11 invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. It reveals the training and organizational changes that the unit has undergone and investigates in particular how their doctrine and tactics have changed during the 14-year war in Afghanistan. At the beginning of the war the Rangers were an elite light infantry unit of picked men tasked with short duration recon raids and securing ground behind enemy lines in support of Special Forces; they have since evolved into a special-mission unit themselves ? on the cusp of being assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command.

Panama 1989 90

Author : Gordon L. Rottman
ISBN : 9781782004851
Genre : History
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In December 1989 US Army forces, supported by the US Air Force and US Navy, participated in Operation 'Just Cause'--the invasion of Panama. A combination of airborne, helicopter and ground assaults quickly secured key objectives and eliminated organized resistance. Beginning with a brief history of US-Panama relations and the development of the Panamanian Defense Forces, this book focuses principally on the military aspects of Operation 'Just Cause', and ends with a summary of the conflict's aftermath. Numerous photographs, and detailed color plates depict the actions of the armed forces units that executed this difficult, and controversial, operation.

Us Army Green Beret In Afghanistan 2001 02

Author : Leigh Neville
ISBN : 1472814002
Genre : History
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In October 2001, the most militarily advanced nation on Earth came into conflict with one of its least developed nations as American forces poured into Afghanistan. The tip of the spear, the sharpest of the attacks, were drawn from the U.S. Special Forces community, and largely from the units of the United States Army Special Forces--the famous Green Berets--who, together with the Special Activities Division and the Afghan Northern Alliance, overthrew the Taliban in a lightning campaign that redefined modern warfare. This new study reveals the grueling Green Beret training and preparation, the specialized equipment they used in the field, and traces their deployment throughout the campaign: from the first arrival of forces to the fall of Kabul and Kandahar; from the Taliban uprising at the notorious Fort of Warin Mazar-e-Sharif to the clearance of Tora Bora and Operation Anaconda in the Shah-i-Kot Valley.

Forging A Special Operations Force

Author : Dominc Caraccilo
ISBN : 1910777366
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Forging a Special Operations Force: The U.S. Army Rangers details the origins and development, combat philosophy, and key engagements of America's elite fighting force. Structured topically, the book gives a chronological review of the history of the Ranger from the 17th century to the present day, with special attention paid to the establishment of the 1st Ranger Battalion in the post-Vietnam era--the origins of the elite fighting force that exists today.Authored by a lifetime soldier who served in combat with the 75th Ranger Regiment, this book is replete with information garnered from dozens of interviews with the individuals who created the initial Ranger Force. By integrating the words and firsthand accounts of these founding fathers, the work offers insights unavailable elsewhere. Additionally, the author delves into the unique psyche of the soldiers who volunteer for--and are accepted into the ranks of--the 'Rangers'. REVIEWS In today's U.S. Army, the 75th Ranger Regiment serves as the connectivity between the Army's conventional and special operational forces. Based on their esprit de corps and their capability to fight and win anytime, anywhere, and against any enemy, Army Rangers have participated in every military conflict since their inception as a permanent force in 1974. After reading Dominic Caraccilo's Forging a Special Operations Force, you understand why.Colonel Cole C. Kingseed, USA (Ret.), Ph.D.Co-author of the New York Times bestseller Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick WintersThis book illustrates the genesis of the first Ranger Battalion formed since WWII and how the original 600 Rangers established such incredibly high standards at a time when the Army was at its nadir. More importantly, it describes the impact these men had on sowing the seeds of professionalism throughout the Army upon leaving their Ranger unit. Major Todd M. Currie, USA (Ret.)Original 1/75 Ranger PlankholderThis book is the true history of the creation of the Modern day Rangers. It clearly explains how we, the United States, got to the point we could successfully mount the Bin Laden raid. It is all about the Resurrection of the Army, the people who led that effort and techniques they developed to make the term "Ranger" a universally understood word for The Very Best and why Rangers Lead The Way!Colonel Keith M. Nightingale, USA (Ret.)Original 1/75 Ranger Plankholder, a Leuer OriginalDom Caraccilo does a commendable job in blending an historical account of the formation, training, and development of the Rangers into an integral part of the US Army that has a much greater impact than its size would indicate. In keeping with the Abrams Charter, Ranger qualified commissioned and noncommissioned officers are assigned to key positions throughout the Army setting the example, leading the way, and strengthening each unit to which assigned. This book explains how and why.Colonel Ralph Puckett, USA (Ret.) US Army Ranger Hall of Fame An extremely well-written "must read" for those who want to truly understand the genesis of the Special Operations capabilities our military has today.Brigadier General Ronald F. Rokosz, USA (Ret.)Original B Co Commander, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.Forging a Special Operation Force: The US Army Rangers, a book I wish I had written. Authored by COL (Ret) Dominic Caraccilo, a Ranger who has 'walked the talk,' this work captures the essence of how history's premier light infantry fighting force evolved from the shards of the Vietnam era to inculcate a new warrior spirit within the United States Army. More importantly, Caraccilo conveys why the Ranger Creed and ethos has become and must continue to be the firm foundation of the Army's continued successes on the field of battle. JD Lock Author To Fight With Intrepidity and The Coveted Black and Gold

Soviet Bloc Elite Forces

Author : Steven J. Zaloga
ISBN : 0850456312
Genre : History
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The elite forces of the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies in the mid-1980s were undoubtedly the largest in the world, and among the least known. The Soviet elite formations alone had a total strength comparable to that of the entire British armed forces. Besides the conventional military elite formations such as airborne and marine forces, most Warsaw Pact armies also possessed special, 'political' elite, which were used for internal security. Backed by numerous photographs and illustrations, this book uncovers the history, organization and equipment of both the conventional Soviet elite formations and the often ignored security units.

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