U.S. Special Warfare
The Elite Combat Skills of America's Modern Armed Forces
By (author) Samuel A. Southworth
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U.S. Special Warfare by Samuel A. Southworth
Book DescriptionFor many centuries, the job of everyday soldiers, the "grunts," was the same-"see the hill, take the hill." But the combat role of today's U.S. soldier has undergone a radical change. The recent revolution in the art of soldiering in America emphasizes a smaller, but more highly specialized and technologically equipped, armed force. Now, even everyday soldiers in America's armed forces specialize in elite combat skills that use the very latest high-tech equipment.After basic training, many of today's recruits continue advanced training in one of the new emerging combat specialties, such as urban, mountain and arctic warfare; amphibious, underwater and small boat operations; modern cavalry combat; sniping; military intelligence and psychological warfare; search and rescue procedures, and combat engineering.In lively and entertaining prose, military historian Sam Southworth describes these emerging combat specialties-as well as the training and equipment for each-that characterize America's fighting force today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306813573
(178mm x 127mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Samuel A. Southworth
U.S. Armed Forces Arsenal, Paperback (February 2004)
A handy guide to the fearsome "hi-tech" weapons and modern equipment of today's American forces
U.S.special Forces, Paperback (August 2002)» View all books by Samuel A. Southworth
A handy compendium to the most elite fighting force in the world today
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Author Biography - Samuel A. Southworth
Samuel A. Southworth is a researcher and writer living in New York City. He is the editor of the acclaimed Great Raids in History. In his spare time, he leads mountain wilderness trips for leadership groups.
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