American Single-shot Warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan

Book - 2010
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From Afghanistan's Hindu Kush peaks and sunbaked Helmand Valley to Baghdad, Mosul, and Ramadi in Iraq, American snipers have braved heart-pounding situations to hit their human targets dead-on. Few military feats stir the imagination like the image of a pair of riflemen waiting quietly in a building, a bomb crater, or a mountain pass for a Taliban or Al Qaeda fighter to walk into their crosshairs. Sniper presents real-life tales from the military's frontline snipers--their hits and their misses, the anguish of loss, and the anxiety of the first kill. Authors Gina Cavallaro and Matt Larsen provide riveting accounts of American soldiers and marines on the battlefield, and take a rare look at how Rangers and Special Forces snipers train and operate, and how the war on terror has changed the role of military snipers.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2010
ISBN: 9781599218557
Branch Call Number: 956.70 CAV NVD
Characteristics: xxiii, 215 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Larsen, Matt


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Jan 20, 2012

An excellent book about these brave young men that go out in groups of two or four and wait in the extreme heat and cold for days waiting to take out insurgents with precision. The book shows how snipers adapted to fighting the IED problem and taking out the coward Al Queda bomb makers, whose explosives kill more innocent Moslems than their actual targets.

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