Known around the world for both their skill in combat and their unparalleled ability to survive in harsh, unforgiving conditions, the Green Berets are among America's greatest soldiers. Officially called the U.S. Army Special Forces, the Green Berets work to fight terrorism, rescue hostages, gather intelligence, and defend America's allies abroad. Green Berets examines the history of this elite fighting force, exploring their training standards and special tactics. The book gives readers a detailed look at one of the U.S. Army's most important assets, including: * How the Green Berets are selected and trained * The origin of the berets that U.S. Army Special Forces wear. * How the Green Berets served in the early days of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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