One Hundred Victories

One Hundred Victories
Publisher PublicAffairs
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Category History
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9781610391504
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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One Hundred Victories is a portrait of how—after a decade of intensive combat operations—special operations forces have become the go-to force for US military endeavors worldwide. Linda Robinson follows the evolution of special ops in Afghanistan, their longest deployment since Vietnam. She has lived in mud-walled compounds in the mountains and deserts of insurgent-dominated regions, and uses those experiences to show the gritty reality of the challenges the SOF face and the constant danger in which they operate. She witnessed special operators befriending villagers to help them secure their homes, and fighting off insurgents in the most dangerous safe havens even as they navigated a constant series of conflicts, crises, and other “meteors” from conventional forces, the CIA, and the Pakistanis—not to mention weak links within their own ranks. They showed what a tiny band of warriors could do, and could not do, out on the wild frontiers of the next-generation wars. One Hundred Victories also includes the inside story of the dramatic November 2011 cross-border firefight with Pakistan, which sent the US commander into a fury and provoked an international crisis. It describes the murky world of armed factions operating along the world's longest disputed border, and the chaos and casualties that result when commanders with competing agendas cannot resolve their differences.

One Hundred Victories
  • Author : Linda Robinson
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08

One Hundred Victories is a portrait of how—after a decade of intensive combat operations—special operations forces have become the go-to force for US military endeavors worldwide. Linda Robinson follows the evolution of special ops in Afghanistan, their longest deployment since Vietnam. She has lived in mud-walled compounds in

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  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2009-03-05

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2021-01-19

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-11-10

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1900

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2011

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  • Author : Stephen Arterburn,Fred Stoeker
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  • Release Date : 2004-01-20

the challenge every man faces...the fight every man can win From the television to the Internet, print media to videos, men are constantly faced with the assault of sensual images. It is impossible to avoid such temptations...but, thankfully, not impossible to rise above them. Shattering the perception that

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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-12-25

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  • Release Date : 2010-09-07

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