America’s Elite

America’s Elite

US Special Forces from the American Revolution to the Present Day

General Military
  • Author: Chris McNab
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 20 Mar 2013
  • Number of Pages: 376
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America's Elites takes the reader through some of the most dramatic special forces operations in US history, from sniping British commanders during the Revolutionary War to Riverine incursions in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, and from demolition missions on D-Day to the SEAL assault on Osama bin Laden's compound in 2011. Training and selection procedures are explained in detail, and the book also describes some of the technologies that have separated regular soldiers from their Special Forces counterparts. Illustrated throughout with striking photography and artworks, America's Elites forms the most comprehensive and visually impressive single-volume guide to US Special Forces available.

Biographical Note

Chris McNab is an author and editor. To date he has published over 25 books, including Twentieth Century Small Arms (2001), Gunfighters -The Outlaws and their weapons (2005, contributing editor), The Personal Security Handbook (2003), The Encyclopedia of Combat Techniques (2002) and The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War (2000). He is the co-author of Tools of Violence (2008) and has recently completed Hitler's Armies (2011), both for Osprey. Chris has also written extensively for major encyclopedia series, including African-American Biographies (2006), USA 1950s (2006) and Reformation, Exploration and Empire (2005), and has contributed to The Times on the war in Iraq.

Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Colonial and Civil War Warriors
Chapter 2: Elite Troops of World War II
Chapter 3: Vietnam and Cold War Special Forces
Chapter 4: The Post-Vietnam Special Operations Forces 1975-2000
Chapter 5: New Wars
Conclusion
Glossary
Bibliography and Further reading
Index


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