Special Forces are highly revered and the soldiers themselves that are in these elite units have gone through a tough selection and training regime to make it onto the front line. Be it a Delta Force Operative, Navy SEAL, SAS Trooper or any other Special Forces operator. Today, close collaboration is the key to many missions - even if the rivalry, to be the best, first to complete an objective or be the ones to take on a high profile target such as Osama bin Laden drives some operations.
The stories in this book are chosen to show not only the success, but also the failure and lessons learnt from each and every operation. High technology is still no replacement for boots on the ground, where highly trained operatives can still gather intelligence that no eye in the sky is capable of. Special Forces looks back at some of the key operations undertaken over the past 43 years.