Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice

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Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice Author William H. Mcraven
ISBN-10 0891416005
ISBN-13 9780891416005
Year 1996-06-01
Pages 432
Language English
Publisher Presidio Press
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Vice Adm William H McRaven helped to devise the strategy for how to bring down Osama bin Laden and commanded the courageous U S military unit that carried it out on May 1 2011 ending one of the greatest manhunts in history In Spec Ops a well organized and deeply researched study McRaven analyzes eight classic special operations Six are from WWII the German commando raid on the Belgian fort Eben Emael 1940 the Italian torpedo attack on the Alexandria harbor 1941 the British commando raid on Nazaire France 1942 the German glider rescue of Benito Mussolini 1943 the British midget submarine attack on the Tirpitz 1943 and the U S Ranger rescue mission at the Cabanatuan POW camp in the Philippines 1945 The two post WWII examples are the U S Army raid on the Son Tay POW camp in North Vietnam 1970 and the Israeli rescue of the skyjacked hostages in Entebbe Uganda 1976 McRavenwho commands a U S Navy SEAL teampinpoints six essential principles of spec ops success simplicity security repetition surprise speed and purpose For each of the case studies he provides political and military context a meticulous reconstruction of the mission itself and an analysis of the operation in relation to his six principles McRaven deems the Son Tay raid the best modern example of a successful spec op which should be considered textbook material for future missions His own book is an instructive textbook that will be closely studied by students of the military arts Maps photos

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