Sheriff of Ramadi
Navy SEALS and the Winning of Western Anbar Province
By (author) Captain (Retd.) Dick Couch
Sheriff of Ramadi by Captain (Retd.) Dick Couch
Book DescriptionThe Sheriff of Ramadi is first book written about the courage and success of the Navy SEALs in Ramadi. The Battle of Ramadi was the most sustained and vicious engagement fought by Navy SEALs since their inception in 1962. Never has a conventional commander fought a battle using Special Operations Forces as an intricate part of his battle plan. The operational and intelligence-gathering capabilities of a SEAL Task Unit produced startling and unprecedented success on the battlefield and in this urban battlespace. The book is an account of the Navy SEAL Task Unit in Ramadi from October 2005 through October 2007. The text follows the Battle of Ramadi (often called the Second Battle of Ramadi) and the deployment of the SEAL Task Unit in that battle. The book is based on extensive interviews with Army, Navy, and Marine command and operational personnel who fought in this battle, and the author personally spent time in Ramadi in 2007 for a first hand assessment of the situation. Couch considers the Battle of Ramadi to be the most significant military engagement in the Global War Against Terrorism since 9/11. The Battle of Ramadi and the Battle for al-Anbar Province was the first battle where SOF/Navy SEALs and conventional forces fought side by side to achieve victory. The Battle of Ramadi and the lessons learned provides a template for future joint combined Special Operations Forces and Conventional Forces cooperation in the new battles pace in the war against al-Qaeda and their allies. The lethal component SEALs can bring to an active, insurgent battle space. The Battle of Ramadi was fought with 5,500 soldiers and marines, 2,300 soldiers from the new Iraqi army, and 32 operational SEALS. Of the 1,100+ insurgents killed in the Battle, Navy SEALs accounted for a third of them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591141389
(233mm x 161mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Naval Institute Press
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Captain (Retd.) Dick Couch
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Granted unprecedented access to the SEALs fresh from combat, Couch creates riveting, detailed narratives of the definitive engagements while painting unusually intimate portraits of these warriors in the field.
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