365 Milestones In Military History
From New Year’s Day in the Persian Gulf to Christmas in Vietnam, from the first UDT “frogman” operations in World War II to Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan, each date on the calendar commemorates a day that U.S. Special Forces risked their lives in action somewhere around the world. Now, for the first time, a leading authority on special ops history offers military fans a history of spectacular special ops missions. Special Forces expert Kevin Dockery spans decades and circles the globe to show how the world’s most highly trained commandos—U.S. Navy SEALs, Delta Force, Army Rangers, and “Green Berets”—have used stealth, speed, and overwhelming firepower to strike their targets by sea, air, and land. Includes:
- Blow-by-blow battle accounts and after-action reports
- Rosters of Special Operations warriors
- Important dates in the formation of the SEALs and Delta Force
- Inside accounts of elite training, tactics, and teamwork from Iwo Jima to today
- Profiles of American Special Forces in covert action
- Battle pictures, maps, and weapons
Kevin Dockery has been in a soldier in the President’s Guard under Presidents Nixon and Ford, a teacher, broadcaster, gunsmith, and historian. He spent time in Iraq and Kuwait during Desert Storm and is noted as a military historian specializing in the development and use of Navy SEALs.
E. Abbrecht is a historical researcher who has worked with Kevin Dockery over two decades.