Special Forces in Action
Iraq * Syria * Afghanistan * Africa * Balkans
By Alexander Stilwell
Published by Big Sky Publishing
RRP $29.99 in hardback
Big Sky Publishing has produced a local edition of this book, first published by Amber Books in the UK.
Special Forces in Action is a detailed account of the operations of the world’s special forces over the past 25 years. From the First Gulf War to the covert operations of special forces in Somalia, Sierra Leon, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria today, this book is full of details of the often clandestine activities of the world’s most elite soldiers. The invasion of Iraq, the search for war criminals in the Balkans, drug baron hunting in South America, hostage rescues in Africa, and the counter-terrorist initiatives since 9/11 the special forces role is always expanding.
Australian special forces get several mentions for their roles in Afghanistan, East Timor and Iraq.
The book is extensively illustrated with some interesting photographs. Author Alexander Stilwell lists among his achievements The Encyclopedia of the World’s Special Forces as well as contributing to the International Defence Review.