The story of a journey from raw 2nd Lt to Colonel commanding Special Forces Task Force. This memoir of a Special Forces commander holds the readers attention to the last page . – Most Highly Recommended.
NAME: When The Tempest Gathers, From Mogadishu to the Fight Against ISIS, A Marine Special Operations Commander At War FILE: R3182 AUTHOR: Andrew Milburn PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: War on Terror, Middle East, Africa, asymmetric warfare, column warfare, air power, close support, IED, ambush, sabotage, bobby traps, close quarter fighting, US Marine Corps, Special Forces, multi-national task force ISBN: 1-52675-055-4 PAGES: 316 IMAGE: B3182.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y8pzkx7z LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The story of a journey from raw 2nd Lt to Colonel commanding Special Forces Task Force. This memoir of a Special Forces commander holds the readers attention to the last page . – Most Highly Recommended.
The author has produced the first detailed memoir of the chain of conflicts in Africa and the Middle East that has occupied the last twenty years. It became fashionable for politicians to engage in invasion and occupation of other countries with little or no regard to the consequences. The only factor that separated this from the US disaster of Vietnam was to be the use of overwhelming force. In most other respects the politicians held the same lack of regard for the troops they were to commit and had no clear exit strategy. That has mean an almost continuous conflict that shows no sign of reaching a conclusion any time soon.
US forces have played a major role, with support from NATO allies outside the original clear terms that established NATO. With the exception of the US and Great Britain most NATO Members have failed to honour their funding commitments. This has been made more difficult by the European Union plans to replace NATO and humble the US, hardly a recipe for effective working as allies in a long running war.
The troops committed to the fight have been equipped for a very different war and it has been a slow and painful process to devise new tactics and provide the best equipment for that fight. The author has experienced the environment from raw young 2nd Lt to Colonel, providing a very rare perspective from junior officer to commander of Special Forces operations.
This new book contains some useful maps in the body of the book, but the treat is a very good selection of full colour images in a photo-plate section. The result is a book for readers to enjoy, content of great value to a wide readership from general, to enthusiast, to professional.