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U.S. Special Warfare : The Elite Combat Skills of America's Modern Armed Forces :  The Elite Combat Skills of America's Modern Armed Forces - Samuel A. Southworth

U.S. Special Warfare : The Elite Combat Skills of America's Modern Armed Forces

The Elite Combat Skills of America's Modern Armed Forces

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For many centuries, the job of everyday soldiers, the "grunts," was the same-"see the hill, take the hill." But the combat role of today's U.S. soldier has undergone a radical change. The recent revolution in the art of soldiering in America emphasizes a smaller, but more highly specialized and technologically equipped, armed force. Now, even everyday soldiers in America's armed forces specialize in elite combat skills that use the very latest high-tech equipment.After basic training, many of today's recruits continue advanced training in one of the new emerging combat specialties, such as urban, mountain and arctic warfare; amphibious, underwater and small boat operations; modern cavalry combat; sniping; military intelligence and psychological warfare; search and rescue procedures, and combat engineering.In lively and entertaining prose, military historian Sam Southworth describes these emerging combat specialties-as well as the training and equipment for each-that characterize America's fighting force today.

Down these dark streets : urban warfarep. 1
Climb to glory : mountain warfarep. 27
Strike from the sea : amphibious warfarep. 52
Whistling "Garry Owen" : cavalryp. 73
Whispering death : snipersp. 95
Spooks in G2 : military intelligencep. 119
Alone on the battlefield : escape and evasionp. 141
Build and blow : combat engineersp. 164
Peacekeeping paradox : military operations other than warp. 186
Secret warfare : the lure of daringp. 207
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ISBN: 9780306813573
ISBN-10: 0306813572
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: September 2004
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 12.7  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1