The War on Terror and recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have required special forces to evolve in order to keep pace with a constantly shifting battlefield. The Operators is an extraordinary view into the rapidly developing technology, skills and tactics of these elite, highly-trained forces. Soldier and journalist Mike Ryan uses his extensive military contacts and access to restricted information to profile the special forces of the United States and Great Britain, the French Foreign Legion, Germany's GSG 9, as well as specialist units from Canada, Spain, Japan and more. Color photographs depict each unit, weapon, and tactic, and candid interviews with soldiers reveal inside information on the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the fall of Saddam Hussein. With fascinating details of battles in the Middle East, the Balkans, Somalia, and Sierra Leone, Ryan has created the perfect modern history book from the point of view of those serving in the field.
·Full color photography
·Writtne by Mike Ryan