9781841768076

Us Navy Seals

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  • ISBN13:

    9781841768076

  • ISBN10:

    1841768073

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-08-10
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
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Summary

After the United States' failures in special operations missions during the late 1970s and 1980, a decision was made to revamp its unconventional military capabilities. The subsequent reorganization and redesignation in 1983 created the SEALs as they are known today, and later the all-encompassing command for US special operations forces under which they operate. Since then, these Navy Special Warfare (NSW) forces have operated in Grenada, the Persian Gulf, Panama, Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and Liberia. NSW units have also participated in the ongoing missions of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq. This book looks at the history, organization, training, uniforms, equipment and missions of the US Navy SEALs since their redesignation until the recent conflict in the Gulf.

Author Biography

Mir Bahmanyar served in the US Army from 1986-89. He received his BA in History from the University of California at Berkeley. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles where he is an independent producer and writer.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 3
Naval Special Warfare Command 1987-2004p. 4
Organization of US Naval Special Operations Forcesp. 9
Naval Special Warfare Weapons Systemsp. 16
Navy Seals At War: Operation Urgent Furyp. 26
Operation Just Causep. 30
Vbss (Visit Board Search Seizure)p. 32
Operation Enduring Freedomp. 32
Navy Seals Killed in Action 1989-2003p. 53
Operation Iraqi Freedomp. 54
Seal Terminologyp. 57
Bibliographyp. 59
The Platesp. 60
Indexp. 64
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