An analysis of US Special Operations Command, at the center of America's twenty-first-century wars
This original and accessible book is a comprehensive, authoritative analysis of US Special Operations.
US Special Operations Command trains and equips units to undertake select military activities, frequently high-risk missions, often for the purposes of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency. Since 9/11, impelled by an attack on US soil, these forces have been a central instrument of America's military campaign—operating in about one hundred countries on any given day. This fight—neither hot war nor cold peace—was launched and executed as a new type of global war in 2001 and has since splintered into a spectrum of regional conflicts. The result are our nation's grey wars: hazy and lethal.
This contemporary history, incorporating extensive interviews and archival research by security studies expert N. W. Collins, delves deeply into the transformation of these forces since 9/11.
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"This is another great narration by Ganser -- his Island at the Center of the World is amazing, too.
This one -- Grey Wars -- is about U.S. military operations around the world, especially our country's commandos, in more than 150 countries. There's a lot about Afghanistan and Iraq -- and also Syria, Libya, Colombia, Philippines, Somalia, Niger, the Balkans, Iran. It's very fast-paced and listening it in my car has improved my commute."
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About L. J. Ganser
L. J. Ganser is a multiple Audie Award–winning narrator with over six hundred titles recorded to date. Prized for versatility, his work ranges from preschool books to crime noir thrillers, from astronomical adventures in both science and science fiction, to Arctic Circle high school basketball stories. He lives in New York City with his family and dog, Mars.