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Books about Special Forces

There are numerous books that have been published about the history of the U.S. Army Special Forces. Many of these books are available through the SOF News Book Shop.

Here is a partial listing of popular titles that are good references about Special Forces history:


Vietnam War

The Green Berets. By Robin Moore. A book of fiction that portrays the role of U.S. Army Special Forces during the Vietnam War. *

15 Months in SOG: A Warrior's Tour. By Thom Nicholson, Colonel, US Army Special Forces (Ret.). Non-fiction account of a tour of duty with Studies and Observation Group's Command and Control North (CCN).

An NCO's Story: Gone Native. By Alan Cornett, Retired 1st Sgt. Autobiography of an SF Soldiers seven years in Vietnam.

Masters of Chaos - The Secret History of the Special Forces. By Linda Robinson. A look at Special Forces history from Somalia to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. *

Cold War

Special Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army's Elite, 1956-1990, James Stejskal.


Afghanistan Conflict

Horse Soldiers. By Doug Stanton. Published by Scribner, New York, May 2009. A true account of Special Forces teams riding on horseback with Northern Alliance allies against the Taliban in the fall of 2001.

Weapon of Choice - ARSOF in Afghanistan. By Charles H. Briscoe, Richard L. Kiper, James A. Schroder, and Kalev I. Sepp. Published in 2003 by the Combat Studies Institute Press, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Hunting al Qaeda. By Anonymous. Published by Zenith Press, St. Paul, MN (2005).


Iraq Conflict

All Roads Lead to Baghdad. By Charles H. Briscoe, et all. US Army Special Operations Command History Office.


General Topics

US Army Small Unit Special Forces Tactics Handbook, Paul D. Lefavor. The first 153 pages of this 521 page book offers a concise history of U.S. Army Special Forces Green Berets.

Special Forces: A Unique National Asset, Mark Boyatt.

Special Forces: A Guided Tour of U.S. Army Special Forces, John Gresham and Tom Clancy.

US Army Special Forces Team History and Insignia: 1975 to the Present, Gary Perkowski.

 

 

 

 

 


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