Black Ops

Black Ops

The Rise of Special Forces in the C.I.A, the S.A.S, and Mossad

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Baker & Taylor
Explores the evolution of special forces as a key weapon in the war against terrorism, from their roots in anti-guerrilla warfare in Ireland and Palestine to the creation of the CIA, SAS, the Green Berets, and Israel's Mossad.

Norton Pub
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, and America Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.), and many others. Israel's Special Forces, including Mossad, are an organic part of the same coherent history, and their story is narrated here for the first time.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.
A hard-hitting history of special-forces operationsover the past fifty years in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel.

Blackwell Publishing
"One of the best and most authoritative books on the subject."---The London Herald

"The subject is fascinating....A shadowy, brutal world."---New York Times Book Review

"Exemplary, Geraghty reveals the secrets about how this shadowy regiment is involved in our behind the scenes conflicts."---The Daily Express (London)

"A lively and entertaining look at modern soldiers-for-hire."---Kirkus Reviews

"This outstanding survey of the modern mercenary soldier comes from an expert military writer and authority on elite units."---Booklist

"Covering the virtues and failings of the world's second-oldest profession, this serious study should find its way to most readers of military history."---Library Journal, Starred Review

After nine 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-guerrilia warfare in Ireland and Palestine, by way of the creation of the C.I.A. the S.A.S. the Green Berets, and America's Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.), and many others, Israel's special forces including Mossad, are an organic part of the same conerent history and their story is narrated there in dramatic fashion.

This history is more than a fale 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

Baker
& Taylor

At a time when special forces have become a key weapon in the war against terror, the author explores the evolution of these elite soldiers, from their roots in anti-guerrilla warfare in Ireland and Palestine to the creation of the CIA, SAS, the Green Berets and many others, including Israel's special forces. By the the author of Soldiers of Fortune.
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 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 CIA, the SAS, the Green Berets, America's Office of Strategic Services (OSS), and many others. Israel's Special Forces, including Mossad, are an organic part of the same coherent history, and their story is narrated here for the first time. This is more than a tale of derring-do, it is a sweeping examination of Black Ops at a time when they represent the future of an open-ended global war against terrorism.--From publisher description.

Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2010
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed
ISBN: 9781605980973
1605980978
Branch Call Number: 327.12 G31b
Characteristics: xlix, 440 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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JeremiahSutherland Nov 28, 2012

OK book. But very confused with no analysis or much context.

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