Fighting Elites: A History Of U.S. Special Forces, 1st Edition

  • John C. Fredriksen
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  • ISBN-10: 1598848119
  • ISBN-13: 9781598848113
  • DDC: 356.160973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 380 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released February 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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From the militiamen who contributed to the demise of King Philip during America's colonial period centuries ago to the elite soldiers who face our most inveterate enemies and dangerous terrorist organizations today, Special Forces have played an intrinsic part of the U.S. military throughout history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Antecedents, 1676 to 1991.
2: Special Purpose Units, Colonial Times to 1918.
3: Special Forces of World War II, 1939–1945.
4: Special Forces of the Cold War, 1946–1991.
5: U.S. Special Forces, 1992 to the Present.
6: Air Force Air Commandos.
7: 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment—Delta (Delta Force).
8: U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets).
9: 75th Ranger Regiment.
10: Airborne Forces.
11: 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry).
12: 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne).
13: Intelligence Support Activity.
14: Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance/Special Operations Battalions.
15: Navy SEALs.
16: Special Activities Division (Central Intelligence Agency).
17: Naval Special Warfare Development Group (SEAL Team Six).
18: U.S. Special Operations Command.
U.S. Special Forces Chronology.
About the Author.