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The Resource One hundred victories : special ops and the future of American warfare, Linda Robinson

One hundred victories : special ops and the future of American warfare, Linda Robinson

Label
One hundred victories : special ops and the future of American warfare
Title
One hundred victories
Title remainder
special ops and the future of American warfare
Statement of responsibility
Linda Robinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on unique inside access, the author of the New York Times bestseller Masters of Chaos explains how special operations forces are reshaping the U.S. military In One Hundred Victories, acclaimed military expert Linda Robinson shows how the special operations forces are-after a decade of intensive combat operations-evolving to become the go-to force for operations worldwide. Robinson has spent much of the last two years in Afghanistan studying the evolution of special ops in their largest and longest deployment since Vietnam. She has lived in mud-walled compounds in the mountains and deserts of insurgent-dominated regions, and obtained exclusive, sustained access to special ops missions, troops, and commanders. She shows the gritty reality of the challenges they undertake, and the constant danger in which they operate. In Afghanistan, SOF have not only faced a determined foe, but also had run-ins with the CIA, found themselves unsupported by conventional forces, and been under constant shellfire from Pakistanis across the border. Incorporating on-the-ground reporting and interviews with key players inside the national defense community, Robinson shows how the special operations are becoming the future of U.S. military strategy"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
958.104/78
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.412
LC item number
.R62 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
One hundred victories : special ops and the future of American warfare, Linda Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "You'll have to kill a lot of men like my father" -- Missed opportunities -- 1. Hitting targets -- On the hunt -- Reeder's epiphany -- 2. Into the villages -- The battle for buy-in -- Miller's new idea -- From Black Ops to village ops -- 3. The Taliban's home -- "Who will go with me?" -- Maiwand -- Summer of assassinations -- 4. Paktika -- Chamtu -- Catastrophic success -- To Pirkowti again -- 5. On the border -- ODA 3316 -- Fighting uphill -- Operation Sayaqa -- 6. The burdens of command -- "Who is going to take the blame?" -- Growing pains -- 7. On the same team...or not -- Hugger and slugger -- "We're not going south, are we?" -- 8. SEALs do foreign internal defense, too -- SEALs take charge -- Commandos raise the bar -- The fallen -- 9. Good enough? -- West Paktika -- Aziz leads -- 10. Highway One -- Uprising -- Expulsion -- 11. Will the valley hold? -- A band of brothers -- The last team -- 12. The endgame -- Unity of command at last -- Whither local police? -- Afghan special ops to the fore -- 13. The future of special operations and American warfare
Control code
ocn852488247
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 311 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610391498
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013016787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)852488247
Label
One hundred victories : special ops and the future of American warfare, Linda Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "You'll have to kill a lot of men like my father" -- Missed opportunities -- 1. Hitting targets -- On the hunt -- Reeder's epiphany -- 2. Into the villages -- The battle for buy-in -- Miller's new idea -- From Black Ops to village ops -- 3. The Taliban's home -- "Who will go with me?" -- Maiwand -- Summer of assassinations -- 4. Paktika -- Chamtu -- Catastrophic success -- To Pirkowti again -- 5. On the border -- ODA 3316 -- Fighting uphill -- Operation Sayaqa -- 6. The burdens of command -- "Who is going to take the blame?" -- Growing pains -- 7. On the same team...or not -- Hugger and slugger -- "We're not going south, are we?" -- 8. SEALs do foreign internal defense, too -- SEALs take charge -- Commandos raise the bar -- The fallen -- 9. Good enough? -- West Paktika -- Aziz leads -- 10. Highway One -- Uprising -- Expulsion -- 11. Will the valley hold? -- A band of brothers -- The last team -- 12. The endgame -- Unity of command at last -- Whither local police? -- Afghan special ops to the fore -- 13. The future of special operations and American warfare
Control code
ocn852488247
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 311 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610391498
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013016787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)852488247

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