TASK FORCE BLACK: THE EXPLOSIVE TRUE STORY OF THE SECRET SPECIAL FORCES WAR IN IRAQ
"Useful overview of a bloody, confusing war, emphasizing the sophistication of the specialized units."
Brawny subtitle aside, BBC Newsnight diplomatic and defense editor Urban (Fusiliers: The Saga of a British Redcoat Regiment in the American Revolution, 2007, etc.) takes a cerebral approach to establishing the unique challenges faced by both British SAS and American Special Forces (SF) as the Iraq occupation developed, unraveled and was ultimately stabilized by the "surge."
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