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    DescriptionAfter eight challenging years in Afghanistan, the new U.S. strategy, aimed at winning hearts and minds rather than search-and-destroy, refocuses the conflict on Special Forces: unorthodox soldiers who work outside of traditional military forces to combine secret military operations with nation building. Tony Geraghty, an expert author in this field for almost thirty years, unveils the extraordinary evolution of this refined style of war-making from its roots in anti-guerrilla warfare in Ireland and Palestine, by way of the creation of the C.I.A., the S.A.S., the Green Berets, America s Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.), and many others, including Mossad. This history is more than a tale of derring-do, although James Bond-like characters stalk every page. It is a sweeping examination of Black Ops at a time when they represent the future of an open-ended global war against terrorism."

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    Black Ops
    The Rise of Special Forces in the CIA, the SAS, and Mossad
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tony Geraghty
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9781605982892
    ISBN 10: 160598289X

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    black & white halftones
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    21 December 2012
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    Geraghty, an expert in the evolution of war tactics, explores the building blocks that propelled the creation of special forces wings within the American, English, and Israeli military. He touches on everything from the Bay of Pigs to the Afghan drug trade. "