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Shadow Warriors: Inside the Special Forces
by Tom Clancy
with Carl Stiner (Ret)


ISBN: 0425188310
Format: Softcover & hardcover

Publisher:
Pan MacMillan (June 30, 2003) Berkley Paperback
found on Amazon.com for $16.00


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An unconventional war requires unconventional men—
the Special Forces.


Shadow Warriors is the third in an extraordinary series of nonfiction books—a look deep into modern unconventional warfare, as seen through the eyes of one of America’s outstanding commanders.

In his first two Commanders books, Tom Clancy teamed with armor and infantry General Fred Franks, Jr., and Air Force General Chuck Homer to provide masterly blends of history, biography, you-are-there narrative, insight into the practice of leadership, and plain old-fashioned storytelling. Shadow Warriors is all of that, and more, a book of uncommon timeliness, for, in the words of Lieutenant General Bill Yarborough, “there are itches that only Special Forces can scratch.”
The training, resourcefulness, and creativity of the SF soldier make him capable of jobs that few other soldiers could handle, in situations where traditional arms and movement don’t apply.

Carl Stiner was only the second commander of SOCOM, the U.S. Special Operations Command, responsible for the readiness of all the special-operations forces of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, including the Green Berets, Navy SEALs, Rangers, Air Force Special Operations, PsyOps, Civil Affairs, and other special-mission units.
Together, he and Clancy trace the transformation of the Special Forces from the small core of outsiders of the 1950s through the cauldron of Vietnam and to the rebirth of the SF in the late 1980s and 1990s as the bearer of the largest, most mixed, and most complex set of missions in the U.S. military. From Vietnam and Laos to Panama and El Salvador to Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, these are stories of raids, counterterrorism, hostage rescues, reconaissance, counterinsurgency and psychological operations—and also of building settlements, teaching civilians, cleaning up water supplies, and saving lives. It is a front-row seat to a man, an institution, and a way both of war and peace that together make this an instant classic of military history.


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