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Author: Linda Robinson Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2013 ISBN: 9780804166270
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Based on unique inside access, the author of the New York Times bestseller Masters of Chaos explains how special operations forces are reshaping the U.S. military

In One Hundred Victories, acclaimed military expert Linda Robinson shows how the special operations forces are—after a decade of intensive combat operations—evolving to become the go-to force for operations worldwide.

Robinson has spent much of the last two years in Afghanistan studying the evolution of special ops in their largest and longest deployment since Vietnam. She has lived in mud-walled compounds in the mountains and deserts of insurgent-dominated regions, and obtained exclusive, sustained access to special ops missions, troops, and commanders. She shows the gritty reality of the challenges they undertake, and the constant danger in which they operate. In Afghanistan, SOF have not only faced a determined foe, but also had run-ins with the CIA, found themselves unsupported by conventional forces, and been under constant shellfire from Pakistanis across the border. Incorporating on-the-ground reporting and interviews with key players inside the national defense community, Robinson shows how the special operations are becoming the future of U.S. military strategy. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Folks within the Special Operations community listen to Linda Robinson, and when they listen to her I listen to them…When you listen to what she has to say and the power of her arguments, it’s hard to argue with her. Linda, thanks for all the great work you’ve done.”

    Admiral William McRaven, Commander of US Special Operations Command

  • “Linda Robinson has again accurately captured the unique spirit, competence and complexity of special operations forces…Her writing is streamlined, very readable and thoroughly enjoyable.”

    Admiral Eric Olson, US Navy (Retired), Former Commander of US Special Operations Command

  • “Linda Robinson has written a lucid and superbly-informed account of US special operations forces in Afghanistan.”

    Seth G. Jones, author of In the Graveyard of Empires: America’s War in Afghanistan

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About the Author

Linda Robinson is a senior international policy analyst at RAND. She has been an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center. Her book about the US Army Special Forces, Masters of Chaos, was a New York Times bestseller and Tell Me How this Ends was a New York Times notable book. She received the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Reporting on National Defense in 2005. She has conducted field research on special operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Latin America and elsewhere over the past twelve years.

About the Narrator

Kirsten Potter has won several awards, including more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her work has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and by AudioFile magazine, among many others. She graduated with highest honors from Boston University and has performed on stage and in film and television, including roles on Medium, Bones, and Judging Amy.