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    In October and November of 2001, small numbers of soldiers from the Army Special Forces entered Afghanistan, linked up with elements of the Northern Alliance (an assortment of Afghanis opposed to the Taliban), and, in a remarkably short period of time, destroyed the Taliban regime. Trained to work with indigenous forces and personnel like the Northern Alliance, these soldiers, sometimes riding on horseback, combined modern military technology with ancient techniques of central Asian warfare in what was later described as "the first cavalry charge of the twenty-first century."

    In this engaging book, two national security experts and Department of Defense insiders put the exploits of America's special operation forces in historical and strategic context. David Tucker and Christopher J. Lamb offer an incisive overview of America's turbulent experience with special operations. Using in-depth interviews with special operators at the forefront of the current war on terrorism and providing a detailed account of how they are selected and trained, the authors illustrate the diversity of modern special operations forces and the strategic value of their unique attributes.

    From the first chapter, this book builds toward a set of recommendations for reforms that would allow special operations forces to make a greater contribution to the war on terrorism and play a more strategic role in safeguarding the nation's security.
    Along the way, the authors explain why special operations forces are:
    * Distinguished by characteristics not equally valued by their own leadership;
    * Strategically crucial because of two mutually supporting but undeniably distinct sets of capabilities notfound in conventional forces;
    * Not to be confused with the CIA and so-called paramilitary forces, nor with the Marines and other elite forces;
    * Unable to learn from the 1993 failed intervention in Somalia and the national-oversight issues it revealed.
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    ISBN9780231131902
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    Peso348g
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    Tipo itemLivro Importado
    Número de páginas312
    Número da edição1ª EDIÇÃO - 2007
    Código Interno544002
    Código de barras9780231131902
    AcabamentoHARDCOVER
    AutorLAMB, CHRISTOPHER J. | TUCKER, DAVID
    EditoraCOLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
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