Secret Soldiers by Peter Harclerode
Special Forces in the War Against Terrorism

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"Terrorism" describes the ways a band of fanatics bring an entire nation to its knees. Whether terrorism involves kidnapping, hijacking, bombing, or other threats, the response of civilized nations is the same: Special Forces. For the first time, the incredible story of today's newest form of warfare gets an authoritative treatment that chronicles how the forces are organized, armed, trained, and deployed, as well as their weapons and intelligence methods. Reports show Special Forces in action throughout the world, with detailed analyses that range from early victories at Entebbe to the more recent operation at the Iranian Embassy in London. A Selection of the Military Book Club.
 

About Peter Harclerode

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Harclerode was commissioned into the Irish Guards in 1967. After a military career he is now a writer specializing in miliary and investigative books.
 
Published March 1, 2001 by Cassell. 432 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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With a nod to younger readers who may not remember the origins of airplane hijackings, this exhaustive survey of British, U.S. and other counterterrorist units and missions includes a detailed tutorial on the emergence of terrorism, before heading into a blow-by-blow account of the events leading...

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