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82nd Airborne Division
Pushies, Fred
ISBN: 9780760334652
Zenith Press  2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 128 pages. Fred J. Pushies has spent the last sixteen years in the company of the units assigned to United States Special Operations Command. He has skimmed the waves with the SEALs in an eighty-two foot long Mark V Special Operations craft, flown at treetop level with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and crunched through the brush with Force Recon Marines. His previous works include Special Ops: America's Elite Forces in 21st Century Combat, U.S. Air Force Special Ops, U.S. Army Special Forces, Marine Force Recon, and Weapons of the U.S. Navy SEALs.  As New
Price: $19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005463  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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A Dirty War: A Russian Reporter in Chechnya
Politkovskaya, Anna
ISBN: 1860468977
Harvill Pr United Kingdom 2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 336 pages, some rubbing wear to cover. The Chechn war was supposed to be over in 1996 after the first Yeltsin campaign, but in the summer of 1999 the new Putin government decided, in their own words, to "do the job properly". Beofre all the bodies of those who died in the first campaign had been located and identified, many more thousands would be slaughtered in another round of fighting. The first account written by a Russian woman, this book is an edgy and intense study of a conflict that shows no signs of being resolved. Exasperated by the Russian governments attempts to manipulate the media coverage of the war, journalist Anna Politkovskaya undertook to go to Chechnya, to make regular reports and keep events in the public eye.   Very Good
Price: $15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002258  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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A Safe Area: Srebrenica - Europe's Worst Massacre Since the Holocaust
Rohde, David
ISBN: 0671004999
Pocket Books London, United Kingdom 1997 
 Mass Market Paperback New book, some shelf wear to jacket, 440 pages. The book reconstructs the ten day period that changed the course of the war in Bosnia. The experiences of three muslims, two peacekeepers, and two Serb soldiers bring to life the nationalism, apathy and cynicism that led to one the century's great betrayals and most infamous war crimes. Above all, this book exposes and explores humanity at its most heroic and most cruel.  Very Good
Price: $12.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000449  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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A Safe Area: Srebrenica - Europe's Worst Massacre Since the Holocaust
Rohde, David
ISBN: 0671004999
Pocket Books London, United Kingdom 1997 
 Mass Market Paperback New book, some shelf wear to jacket, 440 pages. The book reconstructs the ten day period that changed the course of the war in Bosnia. The experiences of three muslims, two peacekeepers, and two Serb soldiers bring to life the nationalism, apathy and cynicism that led to one the century's great betrayals and most infamous war crimes. Above all, this book exposes and explores humanity at its most heroic and most cruel.  Very Good
Price: $12.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000470  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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A Time to Die: The Kursk Disaster
Moore, Robert
ISBN: 0553813854
Bantam Books Ltd London, United Kingdom 2003 
 Mass Market Paperback New book, 318 pages, some age spotting to text block. In this book, award winning journalist Robert Moore vivdly recreates this disaster minute-by-minute. Venturing into a covert world where the Cold War continues out of site, Moore investigates the military and political background to the tragedy. But above all, he tells the poignant human story of the families waiting on shore, of the desperate efforts of the British, Norwegian and Russian rescuers, and of the 23 sailors trapped in the aft compartment of the stricken submarine.  Good
Price: $4.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000689  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror
Clarke, Richard A.
ISBN: 0743260244
Free Press Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A. 2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 304 pages. "The bush administration has squandered the opportunity to eliminate al Qaeda.." No one has more authority to make that claim than Richard Clarke, the former counterterrorism czar for both Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. The one person who knows more about Osama Bin Laden and al Queda than anyone else in the country, he has devoted two decades of his professional life to combating terrorism. Richard Clarke served seven presidents and worked inside the White House until he resigned in 2003. He knows, better than anyone, the hidden successes and failures of the Clinton years. He know, better than anyone, why we failed to prevent 9/11. He knows, better than anyone, the hidden successes and failures of the Clinton years. He knows, better than anyone, how President Bush reacted to the attack and what happened behind the scenes in the days that followed. He knows whether or not Iraq presented a terrorist threat to the United States and whether ther were hidden costs to the invasion of that country.  As New/As New
Price: $19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001888  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Air War Bosnia: UN and NATO Airpower
Ripley, Tim
ISBN: 1853108146
Airlife Publishing  1996 
 Soft Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. 112 pages, dozens of glossy colour photos. This book covers the 1992-95 Bosnian Air war in photographs and accompanying text. Also contains appendices covering NATO/UN chain of command, air operations staff, air order of battle, air losses, and Operation Deliberate Force ordinance expenditure.  Good
Price: $17.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000175  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Apache Dawn: Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
Lewis, Damien
Sphere  2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 288 pages. The Apache attack helicopter is the British Army's most awesome weapons system. Deployed for the first time in Afghanistan, it has already passed into legend. The only thing more incredible than the Apache itself are the pilots that fly her. For the first time, this book tells their story, and their baptism of fire in the unforgiving battle of Helmand Province.  As New
Price: $27.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003389  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Armed Action: My War in the Skies with 847 Naval Air Squadron
Newton, James
ISBN: 9780755316021
Headline Publishing  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 246 pages. In this book, Lieutenant Commander James Newton DFC provides a breathtaking personal account of the ferocious battles that followed the British assault on Basra, Newton and his colleagues in the illustrious 847 Naval Air Squadron fought against tanks, mortar units, snipers and entire divisions of Iraqi troops as the Marines on the ground laid siege to the strategically vital oil installations. The skills that saw him survive the attacks in Iraq were the result of 15 years experience flying all the aircraft the Navy has, and some it doesnt. Dramatic and moving, this is the truth about life as a front line helicopter pilot; living and fighting alongside the Royal Marines, one of the most revered combat forces in the world.  As New
Price: $17.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002597  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Armed Struggle: The Story of the IRA
no author
ISBN: 1405033681
MacMillan  2003 
 Soft Cover New book, some shelf wear to cover, 486 pages. This book is the first full, systematic study of the thought and action of the IRA, and asks not only what the IRA has done, but why it has done it, and the consequences. It examines the dramatic events of the Easter Rising in 1916, and the bitter guerrilla war of 1919-21, the partitioning of Ireland in the 1920's and the Irish Civil War of 1922-23. The book continues through the decades, examining the politics and complex motivations of the IRA leadership, until the recent end of the war.  Very Good
Price: $15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000950  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battlefield Command Systems
Ryan, M. J.
ISBN: 1857532899
Brasseys Uk Ltd United Kingdom 2003 
 Pictorial Cover New book, 192 pages, dozens of diagrams and charts. This book provides a very technical, in depth study of modern battlefield command systems. Essentially a textbook for the soldier to understand the technology of modern hardware which comprise communication and command systems.  Good
Price: $19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000610  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battlefield Command Systems
Ryan, M. J.
ISBN: 1857532899
Brasseys Uk Ltd United Kingdom 2003 
 Pictorial Cover New book, 192 pages, dozens of diagrams and charts. This book provides a very technical, in depth study of modern battlefield command systems. Essentially a textbook for the soldier to understand the technology of modern hardware which comprise communication and command systems.  Good
Price: $19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000612  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Black Knights: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad
Poole, Oliver
ISBN: 0007174381
Marshall Pickering United Kingdom 2004 
 Hard Cover New book, 280 pages. The tank and infantry company known as the 'Black Knights' was amongst the first units in the US Third Division to engage in combat when, twelve hours after crossing the Kuwait border, it helped sieze the Tallil airfield. Eight hundred miles and almost a month later, it headed a column that fought its way through Republican Guard units on the outskirts of Baghdad and led the advance from the west into the centre of Saddam Hussein's capital. By the time the first statues of Saddam were toppled in Baghdad, the soldiers had been through a terrifying baptism of fire, and had inflicted terrible casualties on the Iraqis. How did the troops - many of them under the age of twenty, the majority never having left the US befor - cope with fear and injury? How did they react to the killing? How were they changed by the war? What, finally, was the impact on the people of Baghdad?   As New/As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001690  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Bloody Heroes: An Enemy That Will Stop at Nothing to Destroy Our Way of Life. One Team That Will Fight Them to the Death
Lewis, Damien
ISBN: 1844138682
Century London, United Kingdom 2006 
 Trade Paperback New book, 318 pages. In Autumn 2001, a combined SBS and SAS force was called upon to launch a top secret mission. British intelligence had uncovered what they believed was a terrorist plot to attack London with a devestating weapon. This book follows this band of warriors from an action packed assault on the high seas to the harsh lands of Afghanistan, as their hunt for the mechants of death continues. The story culminates in the single greatest battle in the Afghan conflict - the brutal seige of Qala-I-Janghi, and ancient mud-walled fortress crammed full of hundreds of Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters in which 500 terrorists would be killed. This book chronicles every twist and turn of that battle as it unfolds hour by hour, until the shocking finale.  As New
Price: $18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001413  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Boots on the Ground: A Month With the 82nd Airborne in the Battle for Iraq
Zinsmeister, Karl
ISBN: 0312326637
St Martins Pr Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A. 2003 
 Hard Cover New book, 213 pages. This is a rivetting account of the war in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division as it convoys north from Kuwait to Iraq's Tallil Air Base en route to night-and-day battles within the major city of Samawah and its bridges across the Euphrates. Karl Zinsmeister, a frontline reporter embedded with the 82nd, brilliantly conveys the careful planning and technical wizardry that go into today's warfare, even local firefights, and he brings to life the constant air-ground interactions that are the great innovation of modern precision combat.This is the true-life tale of superbly trained men in extraordinary circumstances, packed with concrete detail, often surpassing fiction for its sheer drama.  As New/As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002784  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Bush Vs. the Beltway: The Inside Battle over War in Iraq
Mylroie, Laurie
ISBN: 0060597267
Regan Books New York, New York, U.S.A. 2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 286 pages. This book presents evidence of Iraqi Intelligence involvement in the 9/11 attacks, and the CIA's and State Departments consistent dismissal of critical intelligence about Saddam's regime. It exposes the inside story of Washingtons response to the intelligence they had gathered and their attitude towards the Middle Eastern governments.   Very Good
Price: $14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000476  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Bush Vs. the Beltway: The Inside Battle over War in Iraq
Mylroie, Laurie
ISBN: 0060597267
Regan Books New York, New York, U.S.A. 2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 286 pages. This book presents evidence of Iraqi Intelligence involvement in the 9/11 attacks, and the CIA's and State Departments consistent dismissal of critical intelligence about Saddam's regime. It exposes the inside story of Washingtons response to the intelligence they had gathered and their attitude towards the Middle Eastern governments.   Very Good
Price: $14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000479  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Callsign Hades: An Irish Platoon Commander in the Most Dangerous Place on Earth
Bury, Patrick
ISBN: 9781847378606
Simon & Schuster  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 303 pages. In summer 2006 Helmand Province erupted into violence as NATO forces struggled to crush Taliban strongholds. For six weeks the Royal Irish Regiment and the Paras defended Sangin in the face of ever-mounting attacks. At this point young officer Patrick Bury was learning the trade of the infantry in the Brecon Beacons. Paddy had always wanted to be a soldier - a desire fraught with the contradictions of a complex history overridden by a 'warrior calling'. When he arrived in Afghanistan with 1st Royal Irish, he was surrounded by men oozing bloody combat experience. This was not Sandhurst. It was extreme violence and killing. Hades Four One was his callsign and the infantry mantra rang in his ears: 'To close and kill the enemy, in all weather conditions, in all terrain, by day or night.' For six months Paddy and his company dealt with 110 IEDs, of which 60 exploded on them, killing his comrades in the most vicious of ways and fuelling a sense of ever-growing dissatisfaction in the young captain. This powerful and thoughful first-hand account about the 'eternal truths of military life' places the reader in Paddy's boots, sharing every thought, ache, smell and taste of life on the frontline in Afghanistan. He describes modern warfare in a way that creates an understanding of the myriad complexities soldiers are faced with, the conditions in which they operate and the moral and emotional challenges they endure.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006212  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Chienne De Guerre: A Woman Reporter Behind the Lines of the War in Chechnya
Nivat, Anne
ISBN: 1586480448
Public Affairs New York, New York, U.S.A. 2001 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. This is the remarkable story of Chienne De Guerre, who spent six months living with the Chechen rebels. She survived Russian air raides and attacks, avoided arrest, interviewed rebel leaders, government officials, young widows, and angry fighters. Her story gets to the heart of the Chechen War like no other.  Very Good/Good
Price: $19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000483  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Chienne De Guerre: A Woman Reporter Behind the Lines of the War in Chechnya
Nivat, Anne
ISBN: 1586480448
Public Affairs New York, New York, U.S.A. 2001 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. This is the remarkable story of Chienne De Guerre, who spent six months living with the Chechen rebels. She survived Russian air raides and attacks, avoided arrest, interviewed rebel leaders, government officials, young widows, and angry fighters. Her story gets to the heart of the Chechen War like no other.  Very Good/Good
Price: $19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000452  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Commando
Terrill, Chris
ISBN: 9780099509899
Arrow Books  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 377 pages. Chris Terrill is a man in search of his limit. The Royal Marine Commando training base has a famous motto: '99.9 per cent need not apply'. Of those who start training, after a very tough selection process, nearly 50 percent fail to make it through the most gruelling physycal tests of any armed forces in the world in an eight-month training regime. The elite who do eventually pass out are generally eightenn years old and at the peak of physical condition. But Chris Terrill is the exception: he is fifty five years old and would become the oldest man to win the coveted Royal Marines Commando Green Beret and enter the record books. And after the Green Beret, he will be plunged into one of the planet's most dangerous wars in the outlaw mountain terrain of Helmand Province. He tells of ferocious battles against the Taliban, of firefigths, of jaw-dropping heroism, British sangfroid and humout, and tragedy as casualties are suffered. This book is a brilliant account of modern war on the front line.  As New
Price: $17.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003481  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Contractor Combatants: Tales of an Imbedded Capitalist
Andress, Carter
ISBN: 1595550895
Thomas Nelson Inc Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. 2007 
 Hard Cover New book, 305 pages. Andress's gripping narrative tells how his company, American-Iraqi Solutions Group, continues to conduct business in the midst of the ongoing battles in Iraq. By delivering essential supplies to allied forces, AISG is finding innovative ways to requild a war-ravaged nation, serve the interests of the U.S. Military, and make honest money all the while. In this book, Andress reveals how he grew AISG from just a handfull of jobless Americans into a model of the American entrepreneur's dream. At the last count, AISG employed more than 2,500 people from twelve countries and had won $50 million-worth of Iraq construction work. In the meantime, Andress has helped invent a new kind of businessman: Part entrepreneur and part soldier, one thing is certain about the contractor combatants: It's never just another day in the office.  As New/As New
Price: $19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003360  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Cosgrove: Portrait of a Leader
Lindsay, Patrick
ISBN: 1741665280
Random House Australia Scoresby, VIC, Australia 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 289 pages. Peter Cosgrove's leadership of the peacekeeping force in East Timor saw him become the face of the Australian digger and our best loved and most highly respected general since World War II. 'Cos' as he is familiarly known, was born to wear khaki. He followed his father and grandfather into the army, and as a gung-ho twenty two year old soldier, won the Military Cross for bravery under fire in Vietnam during an assault on enemy positions. It was the start of a fascinating odyssey from cocky lieutenant to revered commander-in-chief. This is the untold and long-awaited story of the man under the slouch hat. Acclaimed author Patrick Lindsay looks at the real Cos - the soldier, the diplomat and the man - through the eyes of those whose lives he touched, and reveals his journey ot the top as the cheif of Australia's Defence Forces in one of the most turbulent periods in our history.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002689  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Desert Dogs: The Marines of Operation Iraq
Bryant, Russ
ISBN: 0760320128
Zenith Press Osceola, Wisconsin, U.S.A. 2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 141 pages, 110 color photos. As America struggles to "win the peace" in Iraq, Desert Dogs: The Marines of Operation Iraqi Freedom highlights the human side of war, the day-in-the-life of U.S. Marines stationed in that volatile region. Dramatic, harrowing, and simply unbelievable images of the marines of Operation Iraqi Freedom, personal letters, and stories of coping with the pain of separation from their families and the horrors of war. Russ Bryants photography chronicles every aspect of the daily lives of these marines: lazy camels amble by a cargo drop; blinding sandstorms threaten to blow away tents, supplies, and marines alike; Scud missile attack sirens send marines scuttling to their bunkers; sniper fire crisscrosses marine convoys moving into Iraq; tanks and bombs topple the portraits of Saddam that seem to loom over every Iraqi village; shelled-out tanks, armored vehicles, and even busses litter the road on the way to Baghdad; medical personnel attend to fallen marines and prisoners alike; the occasional silent interlude allows time for prayer and remembrance.  Very Good
Price: $27.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002442  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Elite Forces: An Encyclopedia of the World's Most Formidable Secret Armies
Bennett, Richard M.
ISBN: 1852279745
Virgin Pub United Kingdom 2003 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. 374 pages. This book contains over 500 entries, including overviews of the history, selection and training procedures, and orders of battle of every major elite fighting force in the world today. It includes hair raising examples of individual heroism, endurance and courage, and also examines the use of new technologies, and their relationships with government and business.  As New/Good
Price: $18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000197  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Fighting Forces: An Illustrated Anatomy of the World's Great Armies
Bennett, Richard M.
ISBN: 0764153439
Barrons Educational Series Inc Hauppauge, New York, U.S.A. 2001 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. 192 pages, large format book, dozens of colour photos and maps. This book covers 25 of the worlds most important land armies, and provides comprehensive information on the essential components of the worlds great military powers, the operations and theatres they are involved in, detailed descriptions of each army's weapons and equipment, the structure of major combat units, and each nation's current alliances and peacekeeping commitments.   As New/Good
Price: $19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000540  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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For Queen and Country
Ely, Nigel (Spud)
ISBN: 1857825152
Blake Pub United Kingdom 2002 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. 352 pages. In this gripping account of his service with the SAS in the Falklands and the Persian Gulf, Spud Elly has collated his most memorable experiences into an amazing dossier of warfare. He has also collected shocking testimonials from his fellow SAS operatives to paint the first accurate picture of what really happened during the Falklands conflict.  As New/Good
Price: $19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000313  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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For Queen and Country
Ely, Nigel (Spud)
ISBN: 1857825152
Blake Pub United Kingdom 2002 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. 352 pages. In this gripping account of his service with the SAS in the Falklands and the Persian Gulf, Spud Elly has collated his most memorable experiences into an amazing dossier of warfare. He has also collected shocking testimonials from his fellow SAS operatives to paint the first accurate picture of what really happened during the Falklands conflict.  As New/As New
Price: $19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001513  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Germs: The Ultimate Weapon
Miller, Judith; Broad, William J.
ISBN: 074323071X
Simon & Schuster Ltd London, United Kingdom 2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 382 pages. The atrocities in New York of 11 September 2001 highlighted as never before the worlds vulnerability to terrorist attack. Bio-terrorism, is at the heart of many fears, the poor mans Hydrogen bomb, it can fit in a briefcase, yet devestate an entire population. This chilling report reveals the spread of germ weaponry throughout the world, and the massive, and until now largely secret, effort to stop it.  Very Good
Price: $14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000697  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Gothic Serpent - Black Hawk Down Mogadishu 1993
Chun, Clayton
ISBN: 9781849085847
Osprey Pub Co  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, RAID31. The United States had demonstrated its military superiority worldwide with its lightning victory over Iraq in 1991. As the only superpower in the world, few would argue that Washington could not prevail in a conventional conflict. Humanitarian missions, however, were another story. Although the United States had experience in a few humanitarian missions, it had just concluded operations in northern Iraq, and was soon to support the United Nations program to help the people in a failed state - Somalia. Somalia was falling apart; it had ceased to exist as a country. Warring tribes had reduced it into an area controlled by warlords. Clan and internecine warfighting had caused major disruption in Somali life. Starvation was a weapon used by the clans. Humanitarian aid and relief arrived but, without security, this support provided little help to the people. On 15 August 1992, President George H.W. Bush ordered military units to airlift supplies into Kenya under Operation Provide Relief. These supplies would enter Somalia with international relief organizations. Still, clans stole the aid for themselves, harassed international relief agencies, extorted money, and allowed starvation to continue. By 8 December, Bush ordered Marines, the US Army's 10th Mountain Division, and Special Forces into Somalia to help UN forces bring order. Some 13,000 American military personnel became part of a security force of 38,000 from UN countries. This massive force helped stabilize Somalia, but the warring factions waited for an opportunity to reassert themselves. A raid on 3 October, TF Ranger's seventh, aimed at capturing high-ranking Aideed aides initially succeeded with a surprise assault in Mogadishu. While transferring the prisoners to a convoy, Aideed supporters shot down two Army Blackhawk helicopters. These actions resulted in heavy firefights throughout the route of evacuation and the crash sites. The Rangers and others, including two Special Forces snipers who held the second crash site alone, attempted to secure and rescue the downed helicopter crews. The Americans could call on helicopter gunships and had heavy firepower, but against an enemy difficult to identify, in an urban setting, outnumbered, and with darkness approaching, the situation looked grim. The Rangers and Special Forces (Delta Force) fought all night. The10th Mountain Division, Malaysian, and Pakistani forces rescued the Rangers at the first crash site the next day. At the second crash site, Aideed's forces had overwhelmed the area. The two Special Forces snipers died (they received the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously). In the end, TF Ranger lost 16 killed and 83 wounded. One person died from the relief column. Aideed's force lost 500-1,000 killed and unknown numbers of wounded.   As New
Price: $20.99 (AUD)
Book Number: 006051  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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