U.S. SPECIAL WARFARE: THE ELITE COMBAT SKILLS OF AMERICA'S MODERN ARMED FORCES
Author: Samuel A. Southworth
Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHING, Jul 2004
A handy, everyman's guide to the unique & specialized combat skills that characterize today's U.S. armed forces. 100+ B&W photos; 5x7 inches, 240 pgs.
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 & arctic warfare; amphibious, underwater and small boat operations; modern cavalry combat; sniping; military inteellignece and psycholocgical warfare; search and rescu procedures, and combat engineering.
In lively and entertaining prose, military historian Sam Southworth describes these emerging combat specialties--as well as the training & equipment for each--that characterize America's fighting force today.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Samuel A. Southworth is a New York-based writer, anlyst, and researcher, specializing in military and intelligence matters. He is the co-author of U.S. Special Forces.