The Elite

The A–Z of Modern Special Operations Forces

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The Elite

The A–Z of Modern Special Operations Forces

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Created by a world leader in modern Special Forces with access to some of the most secretive elite units, this book provides a fascinating overview of Special Forces units around the world, including the SAS and Delta Force.

Using stunning photographs from around the world, including some previously unpublished, The Elite: The A-Z of Modern Special Operations Forces is the ultimate guide to the secretive world of modern Special Forces. It sends the reader back in time to operations such as Eagle Claw in Iran and the recapture of the Iranian Embassy in London and then forward to recent operations against al Shabaab and Islamic State. Entries also detail units ranging from the New Zealand SAS Group to the Polish GROM, and key individuals from Iraq counter-terrorism strategist General Stanley McChrystal to Victoria Cross recipient SASR Corporal Mark Donaldson.

Answering questions such as how much the latest four-tube night vision goggles worn by the SEALs in Zero Dark Thirty cost, what types of parachutes are used to covertly parachute into a target location, and if Special Forces still use HALO jumps, this book is the definitive single-source guide to the world's elite Special Forces.

Product details

Published Nov 26 2019
Format Hardback
Edition 1st
Extent 368
ISBN 9781472824295
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Fully illustrated throughout in colour and b&w
Dimensions 242 x 190 mm
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Leigh Neville

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