First off, I have to point out the flaws:
1. The CIA "Jawbreaker" team that went into Afghanistan was mostly armed with AKs and Browning High-power pistols, NOT state-of-the-art M-4 and M-16 variants. They bought their gear and equipment mostly from REI, not a military clothing sale store. I found the segments and desrciptions of the CIA equipment to be laughable, and several books, such as "First In" discuss this.
2. The translations are lacking. That being said, they sure did a better job that I ever could!
3. The reconstructions were good, but you could clearly see that a lot of the equipment shown was just what they could get their hands on (early M-4s, M-249s used with M-16 mags that jam in real life, stuff like that), not what was really used. I found it odd that the news photos they used didn't even match them!
Okay, now that THIS is out of the way, all in all, it's still a darned good book. Sure, there are some errors, but when you're dealing with Special Ops, it shocks me they got as much right as they did, pure and simple.
Yes, it's mostly for the modelers, airsofter crowd or "gear collector" types. So what? The bottom line is that it's still a great book with a lot of info you just don't see anywhere else. And it's great that the units of our allied nations FINALLY got their due. I can't comment on the authenticity of these sections, but I know their efforts are rarely ever written about.
The next time you hear someone say, "Gee, we were in places OTHER than Iraq?" shove this book under their noses!