U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES. ILLUSTRATED. A history of these fighting elite followed by an up-close look at the advanced weaponry, high-tech gadgetry and fear-inspiring vehicles and aircraft at their disposal in the 21st Centur
U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES. The Green Beret, Symbol of excellence...Badge of Courage... Mark of Distinction in the Fight for Freedom.__President John F. Kennedy. Soldiers who step away away from conventional thinking and methods to undertake tasks that a ordinary human beings might deem impossible. Ruthless in their quest, yet selfless and compassionate to people in need of help.
In the year 2002, the U.S. Army Special Forces will celebrate a half-century of exemplary service. This illustrated look at the training and work of the U.S. Army Special Forces as it is today includes a brief history of these fighting elite followed by an up-close look at the advanced weaponry, high-tech gadgetry and fear-inspiring vehicles and aircraft at their disposal.
Also discussed are special functions and duties like sniping, military free-fall, SCUBA and linguistic and cultural training. Color photographs of U.S. Army Special forces in training and in the field, are accompanied by appendices detailing their service history and the specifications of their specialized weaponry and equipment.
softcover, 8 3/4 x 9, 128 pgs., 30 b&w and 70 color illustrations