on 6 September 2012
I thought the book was a very accurate at the time of writing insite into the actual training of the US Green Berets. Having said that he does waffle around the subjects a bit and I found myself skipping through some sections as I was a little bored. There was also a lot of plugging other peoples books, obviously an agreement between a handful of authors.
All in all it is a good book if you want a details insite into the selection and training of these young men. Having met a few of these guys when I was in service many years ago I can vouch for the fact that these guys are not to be underestimated. They are an elite fighting unit, they are smart, intelligent, and damn fine soldiers. Don't be so quick to critise them based on stories from the Vietnam war. Judge them on what they have achieved since.
A good read. Enjoy!!
on 27 March 2011
There are a lot of other books out there of this genre that I've found a bit sensationlist. Probably as a result of his former experience as a US Navy Seal, Dick Couch provides an informative and factually correct insight into the training and selection of the US Special Forces. This is a really, really good read. I've read it through again a couple of times. Also for fans of Mixed Martial Arts, Tim Kennedy is also mentioned in it.