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The Resource The company they keep : life inside the U.S. Special Forces, Anna Simons

The company they keep : life inside the U.S. Special Forces, Anna Simons

Label
The company they keep : life inside the U.S. Special Forces
Title
The company they keep
Title remainder
life inside the U.S. Special Forces
Statement of responsibility
Anna Simons
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • For over a year, anthropologist Anna Simons was given unprecedented access to a Special Forces unit. Having first met these unconventional soldiers under difficult circumstances in Somalia, she also followed them through the rigors of basic training in the U.S., and discovered that even routine training can be dangerous and debilitating. From field exercises to the inner worlds of team rooms and base camps, and finally into the private spheres of soldiers' marriages and
  • family lives, Simons came closer than any outsider to discovering what these unique soldiers are - and are not. Her experiences shape this first post-Vietnam, in-depth portrait of the legendary armed force. Teamwork and unremitting training are at the heart of the Special Forces, and are the vital ingredients to its success. The Company They Keep explores the crucial characteristic of a Special Forces soldier: how each member must be able to think and function
  • independently, while simultaneously being a member of an intensely small and close-knit team. In today's military, however, Simons finds that this distinct combination of individuality and esprit de corps is under assault. Bolstered by John Kennedy and reinvigorated by Ronald Reagan to function as a unique adjunct to the mainstream army, today's Special Forces are under increasing pressure to bend to the conformism of military bureaucracy, which - more than any foe -
  • could destroy this highly successful fighting force
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simons, Anna
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
United States
Label
The company they keep : life inside the U.S. Special Forces, Anna Simons
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Operational Detachment Alpha 309 -- 2. SF: Purpose and Place -- 3. Missions and Tours -- 4. The Q Course -- 5. Initiation: Robin Sage -- 6. Fitting In and Standing Out -- 7. Standing Out and Fitting In -- 8. Exercise on the Coast -- 9. Team Dynamics -- 10. Operation in the Desert -- 11. Wives and Other Women -- 12. The Specter of Change -- Conclusion: SF and the Future
Control code
ocm35599281
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780684828169
Lccn
96038870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35599281
  • (Sirsi) a574347
Label
The company they keep : life inside the U.S. Special Forces, Anna Simons
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Operational Detachment Alpha 309 -- 2. SF: Purpose and Place -- 3. Missions and Tours -- 4. The Q Course -- 5. Initiation: Robin Sage -- 6. Fitting In and Standing Out -- 7. Standing Out and Fitting In -- 8. Exercise on the Coast -- 9. Team Dynamics -- 10. Operation in the Desert -- 11. Wives and Other Women -- 12. The Specter of Change -- Conclusion: SF and the Future
Control code
ocm35599281
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780684828169
Lccn
96038870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35599281
  • (Sirsi) a574347

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