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Sniper American Single-Shot Warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan,9781599218557

Sniper American Single-Shot Warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Heart-pounding real-life tales from the military's most experienced snipers, the best of the best snipers in action today. Gunfights, long distance shots, stalking, and more. From the peaks of Afghanistan's Hindu Kush to the subtropical marshes of south central Iraq, American snipers have braved heart-pounding situations to hit their human targets dead-on. Few military feats stir the imagination like the image of a pair of riflemen waiting quietly in a building, in a bomb crater or a mountain pass for the enemy to walk into their crosshairs.Snipercomprises real-life tales from the military's front line snipers, their hits and their misses, the anguish of loss and the anxiety of the first kill. Authors Gina Cavallaro and Matt Larsen provide riveting accounts of Soldiers and Marines on the battlefield, take a rare look at how Rangers and Special Forces snipers train and operate and why today's wars have changed the military's sniper competitions. Gina Cavallarois one of America's most experienced war correspondents. She has traveled to every corner of today's war zones and walked the dangerous streets with the troops to tell their real stories of life on the ground in America's most protracted conflict since the Vietnam War. She is a writer forArmy Timesand lives in Alexandria, Virginia. Matt Larsen, a longtime trainer in hand to hand combat and survival techniques, served as a sniper in the U.S. Marine Corps and the Army Rangers during the course of a 22-year career in the military. He recently revised and updated theU.S. ArmySurvival Handbook(Lyons). He is the Director of the Modern Army Combatives Program, which he created, and the Commandant of the US Army Combatives School, which he founded at Fort Benning, Georgia. He lives in Columbus, Georgia.

Author Biography

Sergeant First Class Matt Larsen, a longtime trainer in survival and fighting techniques for the Army Rangers, recently revised and updated the U.S. Army Survival Handbook (Lyons). He is the Director of the Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP), which he created, and the Commandant of the US Army Combatives School (USACS), which he founded at Fort Benning, Georgia. He lives in Columbus, Georgia. 


Gina Cavallaro is a staff reporter for the Army Times. She has been embedded in Iraq five times and is currently in Afghanistan. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Preface: A Mother's Giftp. xii
Going to War: Lessons from the Hindu Kushp. 1
A Taunting Enemyp. 16
˘The Nastiest Fight÷p. 22
Other People's Housesp. 35
In Their Own Wordsp. 44
Rangers: Sniper Assaultersp. 62
Operators as Teachers: Lessons Learned at Range 37p. 74
Hidden in Plain Sightp. 85
The Hide Site: Three Storiesp. 96
Sneaking Around in Salman Pakp. 130
In the Glint of a Scopep. 142
Freaky Bull's-eye Shotp. 152
Shots Not Takenp. 161
Snipers, Brothersp. 182
Notes and Acknowledgmentsp. 202
Glossaryp. 205
Indexp. 211
About the Authorsp. 216
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