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." Read full book review >