The first two Commanders books, Every Man a Tiger and Into
the Storm, provided masterly blends of history, biography, you-are-there
narrative, insight into the practice of leadership, and plain old-fashioned
storytelling. Shadow Warriors is all of that and more, a book of uncommon
timeliness, for, in the words of Lieutenant General Bill Yarborough, “there are
itches that only Special Forces can scratch.”
Now, Carl Stiner—the second commander of SOCOM, the U.S.
Special Operations Command—and Tom Clancy trace the transformation of the
Special Forces from the small core of outsiders of the 1950s, through the
cauldron of Vietnam, to the rebirth of the SF in the late 1980s and 1990s, and
on into the new century as the bearer of the largest, most mixed, and most
complex set of missions in the U.S. military.
These are the first-hand accounts of soldiers fighting
outside the lines: counterterrorism, raids, hostage rescues, reconnaissance,
counterinsurgency, and psychological operations—from Vietnam and Laos to
Lebanon to Panama, to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, to the new wars of today… Download and start listening now!