- File Size: 1628 KB
- Print Length: 322 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1591143217
- Publisher: Naval Institute Press (September 15, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 15, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005N93GCC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #424,332 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Black Ops, Vietnam: An Operational History of MACVSOG Kindle Edition
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Although some reviewers have grumbled about logistics, administration, chain of command and other facets of the book, it is important to recognize that even though some SOG activities were harrowing and dangerous, that above all it was a military institution and had to plow through the necessary baggage that all such organizations do.
For solid, comprehensive reading and to provide readers the background essential to understand fully some of the more mission-focused works on SOG, Black Ops is required reading.
I highly recommend it and it shall occupy a proud place in my MACVSOG library. And should in yours, also.
But on the other side it also contains a lot of personal stories of the men who worked for SOG. Also there a of lot of comments from the author about certain details of SOG.
If you want a good read with lot of spectacular stories, dont buy this book. But if you want a good historical account of SOG, then you should buy this book.
Very good read - especially when over laid upon history unfolding today in Afghanistan - makes you wonder why we forget so much each time around! Laos was a lousy place to play (landlocked wars always are and always will be) but our guys of today in Afghanistan (and I am focusing on SOF only here) obviously got the goods to really take the game to the bad guys this time around. We were many times surprised to find out where were when dropped off over the fence. Today teh intell and tech support affords them the best in intell and ability to really plan before climbing aboard for a hunt and peek!! God Bless them and their families for what they are achieving every day after 9/11! George W. "Sunny" Hewitt (CCS/CCN - MACSOG Recon)