This sensational book reveals the true and compelling story of the Special Force units of the Coalition, such as the SAS, SBS and Delta Force who worked in the shadows, often unseen, unheard and unsung. It describes their missions behind the lines from the early days, well before hostilities opened formally. It was an open secret that groups were deployed probably operating in the western desert against Saddam's forces and the Scud missile threat. What was actually going on is revealed here and until now their roles and actions have not been described in any detail. These are thrilling tales of incredible daring and endurance told by men whose courage and military skills are inspiring. The book also covers operations such as the spectacular rescue of POW Private Lynch and the secret operations to target Saddam and other leaders of his regime of terror.
Mike Ryan has been a regular analyst on the ITN Network throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has close links to the US & UK Forces operating in the Gulf which have helped him to produce this book. Mikes previous books include the American best seller, Chariots of the Damned, Warplanes of the Future, X-Planes and the Encyclopaedia of the World's Special Forces. He is also author of Secret Operations of the SAS, and Face of Future Warfare.