- Gebundene Ausgabe: 176 Seiten
- Verlag: Histoire & Collections; Auflage: illustrated edition (23. Juni 2003)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 2913903908
- ISBN-13: 978-2913903906
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 22,9 x 1,3 x 32,4 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 853.832 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Special Forces: War on Terrorism in Afghanistan: War Against Terrorism (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 23. Juni 2003
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A full colour illustrated account of the operations, equipment, uniforms and armaments of the American, British, European and Australian Special Forces deployed in the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan and in security operations in the Philippines. The book follows their most secret operations day by day and shows the range of tactics and weapons being used in the fight against international terrorism: Green Berets in action in Afghanistan and in the Philippines; Battle for Qala-i-Jangi; 160th SOAR; SEALs in combat; Tora Bora fighting; Delta Group Operations; Takur Ghar assault; The Rangers fight on all fronts; PSY OPS operations in Afghanistan; USAFSOC in detail during Enduring Freedom; ISAF special forces; RESCO Operations; CIA Commandos; Canadian secret units; British SAS and SBS in action; Australian SAS; New Zealand SAS; French special forces; German special forces; Norwegian special forces
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And as far as this one reviewer saying that the pics did not have their face blurred out, and how the enemy now knows who they might be. Give me a break you jerk! Yeah I'm sure all the terrorists are heading to their local Borders or Barne and Nobles in their third world country, with their hard earned money, an also comparing the photos next to the book saying'Yeah ,that's the guy, Let's kill him. Get a life. I don't even care if you might have served, get a life anyways. You weren't in any special forces , you're probably in the reserves, and dreaming of being in something better.
Other than that, the book is pretty cool,I think. It shows real pics(that of course can't be inaccurate) and models that show a run down of how the soldiers and others dressed. Some facts, that of course you might have to take with a grain of salt.
I think it's the best book out there for the people who want more of a visual ,rather than imagining it in their heads. Good book.
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!