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This original and accessible book is a comprehensive, authoritative analysis of US Special Operations.

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An analysis of US Special Operations, at the center of America's twenty-first-century wars

This original and accessible book is a comprehensive, authoritative analysis of US Special Operations.

US Special Operations Command trains and equips units to undertake select military activities, frequently high-risk missions, often for the purposes of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency. Since 9/11, impelled by an attack on US soil, these forces have been a central instrument of America's military campaign—operating in about one hundred countries on any given day. This fight—neither hot war nor cold peace—was launched and executed as a new type of global war in 2001 and has since splintered into a spectrum of regional conflicts. The result are our nation's grey wars: hazy and lethal.

This contemporary history, incorporating extensive interviews and archival research by security studies expert N. W. Collins, delves deeply into the transformation of these forces since 9/11.

Grey Wars

A Contemporary History of U.S. Special Operations

Author N.W. Collins

Narrated by L.J. Ganser

Publication date Jun 29, 2021

Running time 7 hrs

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