They proved this well when a much smaller force quickly overcame the much larger Iraqi army in Gulf War II.
Although Colonel Rothstein's book is five years old, it holds up remarkably well and is, in fact, prescient in his forecasts of the future of Afghanistan.
This book is a critical read for modern policy makers, military professionals, and anyone looking to understand warfare in the modern world.
Should be required reading for everone on Capitol Hill! This is one of the few books that really nails the issue of how to use Special Ops without drastically changing the rest of... Read morePublished on October 15, 2012 by Jeannie
Americas Rebirth of Unconventional Warfare
Rothstein, Hy Rothstein's book "Afghanistan and the Troubled Future of Unconventional Warfare" is his examination of Operation... Read more
This book should the handbook to the powers that be, military and civilian, on why they should consider UW as the first option when conducting future wars. Read morePublished on February 27, 2010 by AR
Hy Rothstein has written one of the great books on modern warfare. It is a well written and thoroughly researched evaluation of the US Military's ability to wage unconventional... Read morePublished on June 14, 2008 by Daniel de Wit
As a former counterinsurgent who understands the issue from firsthand experience at both the grassroots and strategic levels, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Read morePublished on July 6, 2007 by Amazon Customer