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In the 25 years since the US Navy SEALs came into existence, they have become famous for their daring missions, advanced and unconventional tactics, hard training and hard-fought successes. Formed out of all of the Underwater Demolition Teams on May 1, 1983 as a response to US failures in special operations missions during the 1970s, SEALs have taken part in numerous conflicts ranging from Grenada in 1983, the invasion of Panama and operations in Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and Liberia. Most recently, SEAL units have participated in the ongoing missions of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq. This book focuses primarily on modern combat operations between 1983 and 2006, as Mir Bahmanyar and Chris Osman examine various combat operations, the SEALs’ intense training regimes, and the development of tactics and weapons.
Contents: Authors’ Prefaces * Forewords * Part I Command Structure and Training: The US SEALs and Naval Special Warfare Command - Training * Part II Small Wars 1989-2003: The Invasion of Panama 1989 - Counter-drug Operations in Bolivia 1991 - Yugoslavia 1999 and Bosnia 2003 * Part III Global War on Terrorism: Afghanistan 2001–07 - Afghanistan - Camp Rhino - Task Force K-Bar Missions - Operation Redwing ?• Part IV Global War on Terrorism: Iraq 2003–07 - Viet-rag - Baghdad - Fallujah - Mosul and Tall Afar - Ramadi ?• Appendices ?• Endnotes •
  • AUTHOR: Bahmanyar/Osman
  • FORMAT: 256pp Hb
  • Code: 24246

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