Special Forces by Tom Clancy
A Guided Tour of U.S. Army

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They are sent to the world's hot spots-on covert missions fraught with danger. They are called on to perform at the peak of their physical and mental capabilities, primed for combat and surveillance, yet ready to pitch in with disaster relief operations. They are the Army's Special Forces Groups. Now follow Tom Clancy as he delves into the training and tools, missions and mindset of these elite operatives.

Special Forces includes:

The making of Special Forces personnel: recruitment and training
A rare look at actual Special Forces Group deployment Exercises
Tools of the trade: weapons, communications and sensor equipment, survival gear
Roles and missions: a mini-novel illustrates a probable scenario of Special Forces intervention
Exclusive photographs, illustrations and diagramsPlus: an interview with General Hugh Shelton, USA, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (and the former Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Special Operations Command-USSOCOM)
 

About Tom Clancy

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Tom Clancy is the world's favorite international thriller author. Starting with "The Hunt For Red October", all of Mr. Clancy's books have hit #1 on the "New York Times" bestseller list. Mr. Clancy lives in Maryland and owns an interest in the Baltimore Orioles.
 
Published February 1, 2001 by Berkley. 366 pages
Genres: History, Computers & Technology, War, Science & Math, Professional & Technical, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In this third volume of a series on modern warfare from the perspective of its commanders, Clancy recounts, with General Carl Stiner, the evolution of U.S. elite military forces.

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Hugh Shelton--books like Clancy's are not written by antagonizing four-star generals--and the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman establishes Special Forces evolution from the ""snake eaters"" of the Vietnam era to the ""quiet professionals"" described in the rest of Clancy's mostly first-person narra...

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Many of the book's anecdotes from the 1950s and '60s support an image of a special operations community not exactly at war with the army, but trying to establish parameters for what its advocates considered a new approach to war, incorporating military, political and social elements under militar...

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