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Leave No Man Behind: US Special Forces Raids…

Leave No Man Behind: US Special Forces Raids and Rescues From 1945 to the…

by David Isby

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A pretty good coverage of US liberation and capture missions since WWII. The treatment of the missions seems to be pretty even-handed and to cover most of the issues involved in each situation. While some references to operations of other nations might have deserved a little more coverage as they were referenced repeatedly, overall this work provides good coverage of these US missions and all of their component parts.

Well worth reading for anyone who is interested in the development of US special operations or any of the missions covered in the book. ( )
  sferguson | Jul 28, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0297846744, Hardcover)

Relive a dozen of the most exciting and dangerous missions ever carried out by U.S. military forces. From the Philippines in 1945 to modern-day Iraq and the mesmerizing rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch, here are thrilling stories of operations to free prisoners and to capture enemies. These fascinating accounts will transport readers to Korea, Vietnam, Iran, Panama, Somalia, Afghanistan, and other hot spots. Join the courageous fighting forces on the ground and see how meticulous planning, solid intelligence, speed, and surprise are essential to success in situations with little margin for error or improvisation.

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'Leave No Man Behind' is a collection of vivid battle narratives, but it does more than tell dramatic war stories. Based on the latest evidence released under the Freedom of Information Act, it reveals why some missions were such great successes while others turned to tragedy.… (more)

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