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Super Snipers

by Soldier of Fortune Magazine Editors Skyhorse (October 08, 2013)

In Super Snipers, the editors of Soldier of Fortune show readers the ways of the expert sniper in forty stories from those who have mastered the craft.

Becoming an elite sniper involves more than learning how...


India's Special Forces- History and Future of Special Forces

by P C Katoch & Saikat Datta VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd (April 01, 2013)

Employment till now of our nascent Special Forces have been analyzed including whether our Special Forces have actually been employed or used as Special Forces or primarily used in counter insurgency operations...


Employement Of Special Forces: Challenges and Opportunities for the Future

by V S Yadav VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd (July 01, 2012)

Special Forces and Special Operations offer an option for providing an asymmetric response across the entire spectrum of conflict. An asymmetric response does not automatically imply a physical attack; in most...


U.S. Army Leadership Handbook

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (February 21, 2012)

What does it take to lead an army in battle? What does it take to win? Competent leaders of character are essential for the Army to meet the challenges in the dangerous and complex security environment we face...


The Ultimate Guide to U.S. Army Survival Skills, Tactics, and Techniques

by Department of the Army & Jay McCullough Skyhorse (August 01, 2007)

Drawing from dozens of the U.S. Army's official field manuals, editor Jay McCullough has culled a thousand pages of the most useful and curious tidbits for the would-be soldier, historian, movie-maker, writer,...


U.S. Army Hand-to-Hand Combat

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (November 03, 2009)

From the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures to the XM320 grenade launcher, this comprehensive guide profiles nearly every weapon currently in use by the U.S. Army. In addition, it covers cutting-edge technology...


U.S. Marine Combat Conditioning

by United States Marine Corps. Skyhorse (February 23, 2011)

U.S. Marine Combat Conditioning is a complete reproduction of the combat conditioning program that was completed by all World War II-era Officer Candidates while at OCS in Quantico, Virginia. Combat Conditioning...


U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook

by United States Air Force Skyhorse (April 17, 2008)

Written for use in formal United States Air Force survival training courses, the U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook iis the bible for pilots who want to stay alive—no matter what. Assuming, as the Air Force...


A Manual for American Servicemen in the Arab Middle East

by William D. Wunderle Skyhorse (May 01, 2008)

The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) has sent U.S. diplomats and troops around the world. In the current security environment, understanding foreign cultures is crucial to defeating adversaries and working with...


The Soldier's Guide

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (October 17, 2007)

This manual condenses important information from a number of U.S. Army regulations, field manuals, and other publications into one crucial volume. Written to answer the many questions asked by soldiers of all...


U.S. Army Special Forces Handbook

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (June 17, 2008)

This handbook reveals the techniques and tactics that make the U.S. Army Special Forces some of the most elite and highly skilled soldiers in the world. Trained to succeed in specialized operations such as reconnaissance,...


U.S. Army Intelligence and Interrogation Handbook

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

The U.S. Army Intelligence and Interrogation Handbook provides doctrinal guidance, techniques, and procedures governing the use of interrogators as human intelligence collection agents in support of a commander’s...


Ultimate Guide to U.S. Special Forces Skills, Tactics, and Techniques

by Jay McCullough Skyhorse (March 09, 2011)

Everyone knows that members of the U.S. Special Forces are the top-shelf, crème de la crème, A-Number-Ones, specially hand-picked people to train and serve as the avant garde of the largest, most well-funded...


U.S. Army Reconnaissance and Surveillance Handbook

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (November 26, 2013)

Throughout history, military leaders have recognized the importance of reconnaissance and surveillance. Gaining and maintaining contact with the enemy is essential to win the battle, and U.S. military history...


Navy SEAL Sniper

by Brandon Webb, Glen Doherty, Don Mann & Chris Kyle Skyhorse (March 08, 2013)

The sniper is a battlefield threat second to none. Mastering the art of marksmanship is critical but is only part of what makes a Navy SEAL sniper. Snipers must be able to apply the craft in an urban environment...


U.S. Army Survival Manual

by Department of the Army & Peter T. Underwood Skyhorse (June 01, 2010)

This comprehensive new edition of U.S. Army Survival Manual, issued by the Department of the Army and thoroughly revised by Colonel Peter T. Underwood USMC (Ret), is ideal for military personnel and all outdoors...


U.S. Marine Close Combat Fighting Handbook

by United States Marine Corps. Skyhorse (January 26, 2011)

There are currently more than 200,000 active-duty U.S. Marines and another 40,000 in the reserves. These Marines depend on the skills and techniques taught in this concise manual—and now you can, too! This...


The Complete SAS Survival Manual

by Barry Davies Skyhorse (May 25, 2011)

The essential survival training of the British Special Air Service (SAS). 360 color illustrations


46 Men Dead

by John Reynolds The Collins Press (April 01, 2016)

IN JANUARY 1919, AT SOLOHEADBEG IN COUNTY TIPPERARY, two members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) were killed by the IRA. In the four bloody years that followed, nearly 500 RIC men were killed and hundreds...


The Complete U.S. Army Survival Guide to Firecraft, Tools, Camouflage, Tracking, Movement, and Combat

by Department of the Army & Jay McCullough Skyhorse (August 16, 2016)

In this vital guide, you’ll find important techniques of wielding firecrafts, constructing tools, creating camouflage, and tracking a prey’s movement. From step-by-step instructions on crafting a flint knife...


Terror By Night

by Alan Ogden Nine Elms Books Ltd (June 10, 2017)

In the Aegean, between 1943 and 1945, the Raiding Forces – a combination of British Special Forces (primarily the SBS) and the Greek Sacred Squadron – established a reign of terror and suspense in the hearts...


Oppose Any Foe

by Mark Moyar Basic Books (April 25, 2017)

Oppose Any Foe is the epic story of America's most elite warriors: the Special Operations Forces. Born as small appendages to the conventional armies of World War II, the Special Operations Forces have grown...


The Chosen Few

by Gregg Zoroya & William H. Mcraven Da Capo Press (February 14, 2017)

The never-before-told story of one of the most decorated units in the war in Afghanistan and its fifteen-month ordeal that culminated in the 2008 Battle of Wanat, the war's deadliest

A single company of US paratroopers--calling...


First SEALs

by Patrick K. O'Donnell Da Capo Press (October 28, 2014)

In the summer of 1942, an extraordinary group of men united to form an exceptional unit. Known as the Maritime Unit, it comprised America's first swimmer-commandos—an elite breed of warrior-spies who were...


Ranger

by D.K.R. Crosswell, Ralph Puckett & David H. Petraeus The University Press of Kentucky (March 15, 2017)

On November 25, 1950, during one of the toughest battles of the Korean War, the US Eighth Army Ranger Company seized and held the strategically important Hill 205 overlooking the Chongchon River. Separated by...


Canadian Forces in Afghanistan 3-Book Bundle: No Easy Task / No Ordinary Men / No Lack of Courage

by Bernd Horn & Emily Spencer Dundurn (February 27, 2016)

Canadian Forces, including Special Operations Forces, have played an outsize role in the conflict in Afghanistan, often under a cloak of secrecy. For the first time, Col. Bernd Horn reveals the stories of the...


Casting Light on the Shadows: Canadian Perspectives on Special Operations Forces

by Bernd Horn & Tony Balasevicius Dundurn (February 28, 2007)

Since 9/11 Canadian Special Operations Forces, formerly in the shadows, have become the force of choice. This book provides a solid foundation for SOF theory, historical background, and evolution, and highlights...


A Most Ungentlemanly Way of War: The SOE and the Canadian Connection

by Bernd Horn Dundurn (January 30, 2016)

Created by Winston Churchill to sabotage and subvert the enemy in WWII, the Special Operations Executive (SOE) was an innovative and at times infamous group, a band fanatically devoted to the Allied cause and...


Shadow Warriors / Les Guerriers de l'Ombre

by Bernd Horn Dundurn (September 03, 2016)

An unprecedented introduction to the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command.

On February 1, 2016, the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) celebrated its tenth anniversary. This benchmark...


Tunnel Rat in Vietnam

by Gordon L. Rottman & Brian Delf Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

In 1965, soon after the first US combat troops had arrived in Vietnam, it was realized that in some areas the Viet Cong had developed vast tunnel complexes in which to hide from the enemy. It was long known...


The Daring Dozen

by Gavin Mortimer Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

In this new book, Gavin Mortimer reveals the 12 legendary Special Forces commanders of World War II. Prior to the war, the concept of 'special forces' simply didn't exist, but thanks to visionary leaders like...


Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces

by Gary Nila, Robert A. Rolfe & Christa Hook Bloomsbury Publishing (December 20, 2011)

The Imperial Japanese Navy's Special Landing Force units enjoyed a reputation out of proportion to their small size. Often wrongly termed "Imperial MarinesÂ??, they were in fact sailors led by Naval officers,...


The Complete U.S. Army Survival Guide to Medical Skills, Tactics, and Techniques

by Jay McCullough Skyhorse (March 08, 2016)

Here in this critical guide is all the important medical techniques that you’ll need to know in order to survive in just about any situation. From wrapping life-threatening head wounds to treating a poisonous...


The Regiment

by Rusty Firmin & Jack Hughes Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

From its early beginnings in World War II, the Special Air Service (SAS) has won renown in some of the most dramatic, dangerous and controversial military special operations of the 20th century. It is a secretive...


The Complete U.S. Army Survival Guide to Foraging Skills, Tactics, and Techniques

by Jay McCullough Skyhorse (June 28, 2016)

Here in this critical guide is all the important foraging techniques that you’ll need to know in order to survive in just about any situation. From selecting edible berries to trapping small game, The Complete...


US Army Rangers 1989Â?2015

by Leigh Neville & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

Written by an expert on modern Special Forces units and the operations they undertake, this book explains the evolution of the Rangers' missions in Panama, the first Gulf War, Somalia and the post 9/11 invasions...


Operation Agreement

by John Sadler Bloomsbury Publishing (June 16, 2016)

The Special Interrogation Group (SIG) was the most exceptional of Special Forces. Created to raid behind enemy lines posing as German troops, the SIG was largely made up of German Jews who were all too aware...


The SBS in World War II

by Gavin Mortimer Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

The Special Boat Squadron was Britain's most exclusive Special Forces unit during World War II. Highly trained, totally secretive and utterly ruthless, the SBS was established as an entity in its own right in...


The SAS in World War II

by Gavin Mortimer Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2015)

The SAS are among the best-trained and most effective Special Forces units in existence. This book is the incredible story of their origins, told in their own words. During the summer of 1941, a young Scots...


The SBS in World War II

by Gavin Mortimer Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2013)

The Special Boat Squadron was Britain's most exclusive Special Forces unit during World War II. Highly trained, totally secretive and utterly ruthless, the SBS was established as an entity in its own right in...


Killing Bin Laden

by Peter Panzeri & Johnny Shumate Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2014)

On May 2, 2011 a ten-year manhunt drew to a deadly end as the men of the US Naval Special Warfare Development Group (a.k.a. SEAL Team Six) closed in on their prey, Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the World...


HitlerÂ?s Elite

by Chris McNab Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2013)

Hitler's Elite: The SS 1939Â?45 tells the complete story of the SS at individual, unit and organizational levels. Following an explanation of the SS' complex political and social origins, and its growth within...


Spetsnaz

by Mark Galeotti & Johnny Shumate Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2015)

When the shadowy, notorious Spetsnaz were first formed, they drew on a long Soviet tradition of elite, behind-the-lines commando forces from World War II and even earlier. Throughout the 1960sÂ?70s they were...


British Paratrooper 1940Â?45

by Rebecca Skinner & Graham Turner Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2015)

Inspired by the exploits of the German Fallschirmjäger in the blitzkrieg campaigns, Winston Churchill called for the formation of a 5,000-strong Airborne Force in June 1940. From these beginnings The Parachute...


Ardennes 1944 Peiper & Skorzeny

by Jean-Paul Pallud & David Parker Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2013)

From the earliest planning stages of the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes, Hitler was convinced of the importance of taking the Meuse bridges. He resolved that, when his forces broke through the US lines,...


South African Special Forces

by Robert Pitta & Simon Mccouaig Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2013)

This book provides a highly detailed account of the history, organisation, uniforms and insignia of South African Special Forces from their origins up to the early 90s Â? units such as the 44 Parachute Brigade,...


French Foreign Legion Paratroops

by Martin Windrow & Kevin Lyles Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2013)

The decision, in Spring 1948, to form two battalions of Foreign Legion paratroopers was prompted by the requirement for enlarged airborne forces in Indochina, and the healthy recruitment then employed by the...


CarlsonÂ?s Marine Raiders

by Gordon L. Rottman, Johnny Shumate & Mark Stacey Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2014)

On August 17Â?18, 1942, 211 men of the US Marine Corps' 2nd Raider Battalion conducted a daring amphibious raid on the Japanese-occupied Makin Island in the South Pacific. This ambitious but flawed operation...


Storming Monte La Difensa

by Bret Werner, Johnny Shumate, Peter Dennis & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2015)

In December 1943 Monte La Difensa was part of the formidable German defences overlooking the Allies' planned route to Rome via Monte Cassino. In the First Special Service Force's first combat in the Mediterranean...


Black Ops

by Guy Bowers, Johan Egerkrans & Dmitry Burmak Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2015)

Black Ops is a skirmish wargame of tactical espionage combat that recreates the tension and excitement of modern action-thrillers such as the Bond and Bourne films. The fast-play rules keep all the players in...