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The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines of the U.S. Special Operations Command are the cutting edge of America's war against radical Islamic terror. They - and their "civilian" counterparts in the CIA and DEA - are uniquely equipped to bring extraordinary force to bear against our nation's enemies in the most difficult and dangerous places on earth. Those who undertake these high-risk missions rarely receive the recognition they deserve and frequently pay a price most Americans will never know. They truly are "Shadow Warriors."
In this war, their often highly classified assignments require extraordinary skill sets. In a given 72-hour period we have accompanied them flying through the night on blacked-out helicopters at 100 knots, fifty feet above the ground; taking-down a compound shielding high-value terror targets; raiding opium labs in remote Afghan villages, and observed them provide medical care to people who have never seen a doctor. These are all common experiences for these remarkable American heroes intent on stopping a war they did not start.
On more than a dozen overseas trips to cover U.S. and allied troops fighting this war against radical Islamic terror, our FOX News "War Stories" combat coverage team has been privileged to interview and accompany these "quiet professionals" as they go about their very demanding business. Importantly, we agreed to not reveal the names and faces of under-cover operatives or describe tactics, techniques, or equipment that could aid America's enemies. For those reasons, some of the images in this book have been blurred to protect identities and some names and places have been changed. Those conditions met, my cameraman and I simply try to keep up and stay out of the way as we document the remarkable stories and missions undertaken by these American Heroes in Special Operations.
They are America's Shadow Warriors - The tip of the spear in the war against radical Islamic terror.
From the jungles of the Southern Philippines to the Horn of Africa to the deserts of Iraq and lonely outposts in Afghanistan, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines of U.S. Special Operations Command undertake daring missions in some of the most difficult and dangerous places on the planet. Uniquely trained and equipped as masters of unconventional warfare, their physical conditioning rivals that of Olympic athletes. Instead of competing for gold medals, these champions risk their lives so the hope of liberty can shine into the world's darkest places.
American Heroes in Special Operations honors these selfless warriors, shedding an insider's light on the sacrifices so many of them have made and the intense shadow wars they've fought since September 11, 2001.
Praise for American Heroes in Special Operations
"Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North has once again captured the essence of the sacrifice and dedication of the elite warriors of the US Military. He recounts their exploits in fascinating detail and provides previously unavailable accounts of how these Special Operations Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Guardsmen have fought their nations battles in the shadows with little credit or fanfare but with great skill and heroism. Readers will go inside the 'Dark World' of Special Operations."
-LTG(R) William G. Boykin, past commander of Army Special Forces and author of Danger Close
"In the pages of American Heroes in Special Operations you will find the stories of real people who sacrifice their lives every day to secure freedom and repel oppression worldwide. Oliver North tells these stories as only one who's been there can. I've visited our troops on many occasions and I can tell you, Col. North tells it like it is. Reading this book will swell your heart with gratitude for the men and women of America's military who stand between us and tyranny. Thanks Ollie!"
-Chuck Norris, actor and best-selling author of Black Belt Patriotism