This manual, one of the most iconic and informative of the 31-series Special Forces publications, was written in 1988, at a time when the lessons of the Vietnam era were still fresh. Added to this was the counterterrorism focus of that period as well as a good deal of focus on countering the forces of the waning Soviet Empire. Many of the tactics, techniques and procedures found in this publication are found nowhere else. This manual is arguably one of the finest Special Forces "how-to" books ever written. The book covers topics as diverse as advanced urban warfare and counterterrorism operations to ambushing, arms and equipment caching, special reconnaissance, advanced land navigation, combat immediate action drills and more. From the preface page: "This manual provides information and guidance on Special Forces tactics and techniques. It provides guidance for commanders, staff officers, and personnel responsible for SF training and operations. It describes operational techniques used by SF organizations in the conduct of their missions in support of the AirLand battle. It also considers tactics that potential adversaries can employ against deployed SF units and methods these units can use to counter those adversaries. Since SF Soldiers must be thoroughly knowledgeable and proficient in conventional tactics and techniques, a large portion of this manual discusses or refers to conventional organizations, formations, and tactics. SF use these tactics and techniques as a basis for instructing, advising, and assisting indigenous personnel in foreign internal defense, unconventional warfare, direct action or SF reconnaissance operations. They also use them as a basis for developing detachment standing operating procedures and working documents." Presented in Special Operations Press' distinctive woodland camouflage cover denoting an '80s or '90s-era publication, this manual is printed in easy-to-read 6 x 9, perfect-bound paperback format. Proudly printed in the USA.
|Author||Department of the Army Headquarters|
|Publisher||Createspace Independent Pub|