First hand account of the SAS's secret campaign war in the Middle East A revelatory insight into an elite British special forces unit Gripping narrative detailing a perfect counter-insurgency campaignIn 1970 the SAS were called in to support the Sultan of Oman's armed forces in their fierce campaign against a communist armed insurrection. This was first and last a war about people. The task in hand was not to obliterate the enemy but to persuade them to join the government's side and at the same time win the support of the civilians of the Jebel Dhofar. This is the gripping story of the part played in the conflict by squadrons of the 22nd Special Air Service Regiment, the first full SAS squadron in the region. Written by the man who commanded that unit and who successfully raised the first bands of Dhofari irregulars to fight for the Sultan, SAS: Operation Storm provides a unique and personal insight into what was to become one of the most successful counter-insurgency campaigns of the 20th century.
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Author Biography - Tony Jeapes
General Tony Jeapes joined the SAS in 1958 and continued to serve with them for the next nineteen years. He later became an instructor specializing in teaching counter-insurgency tactics and from 1974 to 1977 he went on to command 2nd SAS Regiment, during which time they were involved in active service both in Oman and Northern Ireland. General Jeapes was awarded the Military Cross in 1959 and made an OBE in 1977.