Special Forces: The Men, the Weapons, and the Operations
This heavily illustrated volume covers in detail the elite special forces of the world, as increased responsibility for military operations falls on ... Show synopsis This heavily illustrated volume covers in detail the elite special forces of the world, as increased responsibility for military operations falls on these smaller units of well-trained troops equipped with state-of-the-art weapons and equipment. Some units will be well-know to most readers, such as Britain's Special Air Service and Special Boat Squadron, America's SEALs and Delta Force, Germany's GSG-9, Russia's Spetsnaz, and France's Foreign Legion. Many readers will also learn for the first time about numerous other units, such as Israel's Sayerer Metkal, Egypt's Task Force 777, Argentina's Halcon Brigade, and Mexico's Force F "Zorros." Organization, selection, training, uniforms, weapons and equipment are covered for each unit. Maps, drawings, photographs and cut-away diagrams illustrate equipment and active operations. Famous missions such as the Scud missile hunt, aircraft hijackings, and the classic SAS storming of the Iranian embassy in London are covered with detailed photographs. The most up-to-date information available on NATO special forces in Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro, ignored by the American media, is also included.