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US special ops : the history, weapons, and missions of elite military forces / Fred Pushies.

Pushies, Fred J., 1952- author. (Author).
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Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria 356.16 PUS (Text) 37521530772450 AMPL Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780760349861 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 076034986X (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 320 pages : color photographs ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc., [2016]

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General Note: Includes index (pages 318-320).
Summary, etc.: Few aspects of the US military pique people's interest more than special ops. Due to the clandestine nature of their missions, weapons, and gear, these elite fighting forces are cloaked in an aura of intrigue that has only ratcheted upward with the expanded roles they have assumed in today's world, not to mention their recent and frequent appearances in film, books, and other mass media. In US Special Ops, longtime military author and special-ops expert Fred Pushies takes on the entire scope of America's elite fighting forces, beginning with their earliest days. Pushies profiles hundreds of weapons, gear, vehicles, missions, and commandos, from eighteenth-century fighters like Francis Marion right up through the most advanced capabilities of today's Green Berets, Rangers, SEALs, Marine Force Recon, US Air Force combat controllers, CIA Special Activities Division, and more - well over 350 entries in all. From the tomahawks used by Rogers's Rangers to special-ops legends like Col. Aaron Bank to Operation Neptune Spear and beyond, US Special Ops is a comprehensive, informative, and unique survey of all aspects of US special operations, past and present.
Subject: Special operations (Military science) > United States.
Special forces (Military science) > United States.
HISTORY / Military / Special Forces.
HISTORY / Military / Weapons.

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