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After the United States' failures in special operations missions during the late 1970s and 1980, a decision was made to revamp its unconventional capabilities. On May 1, 1983, all Underwater Demolition Teams were redesignated as SEAL Teams or Swimmer Delivery Vehicle Teams. Since 1983 these Navy Special Warfare (NSW) forces have operated in Grenada, the Persian Gulf, Panama, Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and Liberia. NSW units have also participated in the ongoing missions of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operations Iraqi Freedom in Iraq. This book looks at the history, organisation, training, uniforms, equipment and missions of the US Navy SEALs since their redesignation in 1983 until the recent conflict in the Gulf.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841768076
ISBN-10: 1841768073
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 6mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Mir Bahmanyar

Mir Bahmanyar served in the US Army from 1986-89. He received his BA in History from the University of California at Berkeley. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles where he is an independent producer and writer. Michael Welply was born in London in 1948 and moved to Winnipeg, Canada in 1950. In 1981 he moved with his family to central France, where he still lives. Having studied art first in Winnipeg and then in Paris, Michael began his illustrating career in 1977 and has worked for many publishers in Europe and the United States. He has illustrated over 50 books, ranging from historical work to fantasy and fairy tales.

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