Grey Wars: A Contemporary History of U.S. Special Operations
This book presents a comprehensive, authoritative analysis of U.S. Special Operations. These forces undertake select military activities, often for the purposes of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency. Since 9/11, these forces have been a central instrument of America’s military campaign — operating in about one hundred countries on any given day. This manner of fighting was launched as a new type of global war in 2001 and has since splintered into a spectrum of regional conflicts. The result is our nation’s grey wars: hazy and lethal. This contemporary history, incorporating extensive interviews and archival research by security studies expert N. W. Collins, delves deeply into the transformation of these forces since 9/11.