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Hunters : U.S. snipers in the War on Terror
Afong, Milo S.
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Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Caliber, [2010]

Physical Description:
viii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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DS79.764.U6 A34 2010 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The war on terror-fought shot by shot, bullet by bullet, and kill by kill.

The ongoing War on Terror is unlike any conflict the United States Armed Forces have fought. There are no set battles. The enemy adheres to no warrior code or international law. Their only desire is to kill- or be killed. That's where the snipers of the U.S. Marine, Army, and Navy SEALs come in...

Here in their own words are the compelling and gripping true stories of the snipers whose sole purpose is to eliminate any and all enemy threats with a single bullet. From the deserts and rubble-strewn streets of Iraq to the endless labyrinth of the remote Afghanistan mountain country, this is life and death beyond the front lines of battle and behind the scope of a high-powered rifle.

Author Notes

Milo S. Afong is the recipient of the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with the Combat Distinguishing Device.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
1 Pre-Deploymentp. 5
Qualities Neededp. 6
Learning the Tradep. 9
Beyond the Booksp. 15
Killingp. 21
Tools of the Tradep. 23
The Complete Packagep. 25
2 Area of Operations: Afghanistanp. 27
3 First of the Firstp. 35
Entering the Fightp. 40
One Shot One Killp. 43
4 Spec-Opsp. 47
Into the Bluep. 47
A Long Roadp. 51
Sea to Landp. 55
FID/Reconp. 59
Cave Clearingp. 64
PSD/Direct Actionp. 71
5 Dual Deployments Ip. 79
Go Armyp. 79
Trained for Warp. 83
A Bump in the Nightp. 85
Kunarp. 88
Anacondap. 91
Korengal Valleyp. 104
6 Area of Operations: Iraqp. 111
7 Redemptionp. 121
Dark Horse Sniperp. 126
Counter-Sniperp. 130
8 Sunni Trianglep. 141
Round Onep. 142
Round Twop. 152
9 Dual Deployments IIp. 175
Al Anbarp. 178
The Pushp. 180
Haditha Triadp. 186
Northwestern Frontp. 190
10 Roep. 197
Machine Gun Sniperp. 211
Trialsp. 213
11 Cost of Warp. 227
The Warp. 227
At Homep. 236
12 Beyondp. 241