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The SAS 1983-2014 by Leigh Neville

The SAS 1983-2014

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Highly-trained and immensely skilled, the SAS are widely regarded as one of the best Special Forces units in the world. This book sheds light on the SAS's involvement in the Troubles of Northern Ireland, their operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and the widespread use of the SAS in counter terrorism and counterinsurgency operations since 9/11.

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The SAS 1983-2014 by Leigh Neville

Their missions are uniquely diverse, ranging from counter-terrorist responses at home and abroad; counter-insurgency in collaboration with US Delta Force and other foreign Special Forces; mobile operations in support of conventional forces; targeting terrorist leaders and man-hunting war criminals, to 'direct action' raids. This book charts the changing organization and operational emphases of the Regiment over the past 25 years; its individual deployments and operations, including those planned but aborted, joint missions with other British and foreign units.

About the Author

Leigh Neville is an Australian national currently living and working in Sydney. He has travelled and worked internationally, was based in Europe for ten years, and now works for a large American consultancy; he is currently completing a Masters programme in International Studies. He has previously written: Elite 163, Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan and Elite 170, Special Operations Forces in Iraq. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

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Book Info

Publication date

15th December 2016


Leigh Neville

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Osprey Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


64 pages


The Real World
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Military history: post WW2 conflicts
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