Black Ops: The Rise of Special Forces in the C.I.A., the S.A.S., and Mossad (Paperback)

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    After eight challenging years in Afghanistan, the new U.S. strategy, aimed at winning hearts and minds rather than search-and-destroy, refocuses the conflict on Special Forces: unorthodox soldiers who work outside of traditional military forces to combine secret military operations with nation building.

    Tony Geraghty, an expert author in this field for almost thirty years, unveils the extraordinary evolution of this refined style of war-making from its roots in anti-guerrilla warfare in Ireland and Palestine, by way of the creation of the C.I.A., the S.A.S., the Green Berets, America’s Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.), and many others, including Mossad.

    This history is more than a tale of derring-do, although James Bond-like characters stalk every page. It is a sweeping examination of Black Ops at a time when they represent the future of an open-ended global war against terrorism.

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    ISBN 9781605982892
    Genre HISTORY / Military / Special Forces
    Format Paperback
    Pages 440
    Publisher Date 2012-03-12 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Pegasus Books
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.14 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Rise of Special Forces in the C.I.A., the S.A.S., and Mossad
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Geraghty, Tony
    Country of Origin United States

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