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Book Spetsnaz : the inside story of the Soviet Special Forces / Viktor Suvorov ; translated from the Russian by David Floyd.
Associated Name: Floyd, David, 1914-1997, translator.
Publication year: 1988.
Call Number UA776.S64 S88 1988
Media class: Book
Edition: First American edition.
Publisher: New York : Norton
ISBN: 0393026140 9780393026146
Extent: v, 213 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Total number of loans: 0
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"The spetsnaz Soviet special forces are one of the more shadowy and ruthless secret special forces in the world. Controlled by military intelligence (the GRU), spetsnaz units are recruited from the ranks of the toughest officers and men in the Soviet Army, the cutting edge of Soviet military might. In modern warfare their primary task is the destruction of enemy tactical nuclear weapons, but the training of anyone selected for spetsnaz prepares him or her for an unlimited range of tasks--from undercover activity as a member of a Soviet Olympic sports team to piloting a midget submarine"--Dust jacket.
Spades and men -- Spetsnaz and the GRU -- A history of Spetsnaz -- The fighting units of Spetsnaz -- The "Other People" -- Athletes -- Selection and training -- The agent network -- Weapons and equipment -- Battle training -- Behind enemy lines : Spetsnaz tactics -- Control and combined operations -- Spetsnaz and deception -- Future prospects -- Spetsnaz's first world war.