U.S. Special Operations Forces in the Cold War

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Leroy Thompson, "U.S. Special Operations Forces in the Cold War", Greenhill Books | ISBN 1853675067 | 2002 Year | PDF | ~16 Mb | 71 Pages

This valuable addition to the G.I. Series traces the evolution of Special Operations forces during the chilliest aspects of the Cold War, from Korea to the dissolution of the USSR. Leroy Thompson documents the various airborne, infantry, recon, and amphibious sectors as they grow in response to conflicts in Vietnam, the Middle East, and Latin America, and to the increasing threat of terrorism on the home front. More than 100 rare and unusual photographs cover the uniforms, equipment, and insignia of formations such as Ranger battalions, LRRP units, Special Forces groups (airborne), USAF combat control teams, pararescuemen and PJs, Navy Seals, Marine Recons, and Delta.