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Masters of Chaos - The Secret History of Special Forces-logo

Masters of Chaos - The Secret History of Special Forces

Linda Robinson

Special Forces soldiers are daring, seasoned troops from America's heartland, selected in a tough competition and trained in an extraordinary range of skills. They know foreign languages and cultures and unconventional warfare better than any U.S. fighters, and while they prefer to stay out of the limelight, veteran war correspondent Linda Robinson gained access to their closed world. She traveled with them on the frontlines, interviewed them at length on their home bases, and studied their doctrine, methods and history. In Masters of Chaos she tells their story through a select group of senior sergeants and field-grade officers, a band of unforgettable characters like Rawhide, Killer, Michael T, and Alan -- led by the unflappable Lt. Col. Chris Conner and Col. Charlie Cleveland, a brilliant but self-effacing West Pointer who led the largest unconventional war campaign since Vietnam in northern Iraq. Robinson follows the Special Forces from their first post-Vietnam combat in Panama, El Salvador, Desert Storm, Somalia, and the Balkans to their recent trials and triumphs in Afghanistan and Iraq. She witnessed their secret sleuthing and unsung successes in southern Iraq, and recounts here for the first time the dramatic firefights of the western desert. Her blow-by-blow story of the attack on Ansar al-Islam's international terrorist training camp has never been told before. The most comprehensive account ever of the modern-day Special Forces in action, Masters of Chaos is filled with riveting, intimate detail in the words of a close-knit band of soldiers who have done it all.

Special Forces soldiers are daring, seasoned troops from America's heartland, selected in a tough competition and trained in an extraordinary range of skills. They know foreign languages and cultures and unconventional warfare better than any U.S. fighters, and while they prefer to stay out of the limelight, veteran war correspondent Linda Robinson gained access to their closed world. She traveled with them on the frontlines, interviewed them at length on their home bases, and studied their doctrine, methods and history. In Masters of Chaos she tells their story through a select group of senior sergeants and field-grade officers, a band of unforgettable characters like Rawhide, Killer, Michael T, and Alan -- led by the unflappable Lt. Col. Chris Conner and Col. Charlie Cleveland, a brilliant but self-effacing West Pointer who led the largest unconventional war campaign since Vietnam in northern Iraq. Robinson follows the Special Forces from their first post-Vietnam combat in Panama, El Salvador, Desert Storm, Somalia, and the Balkans to their recent trials and triumphs in Afghanistan and Iraq. She witnessed their secret sleuthing and unsung successes in southern Iraq, and recounts here for the first time the dramatic firefights of the western desert. Her blow-by-blow story of the attack on Ansar al-Islam's international terrorist training camp has never been told before. The most comprehensive account ever of the modern-day Special Forces in action, Masters of Chaos is filled with riveting, intimate detail in the words of a close-knit band of soldiers who have done it all.
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History

Description:

Special Forces soldiers are daring, seasoned troops from America's heartland, selected in a tough competition and trained in an extraordinary range of skills. They know foreign languages and cultures and unconventional warfare better than any U.S. fighters, and while they prefer to stay out of the limelight, veteran war correspondent Linda Robinson gained access to their closed world. She traveled with them on the frontlines, interviewed them at length on their home bases, and studied their doctrine, methods and history. In Masters of Chaos she tells their story through a select group of senior sergeants and field-grade officers, a band of unforgettable characters like Rawhide, Killer, Michael T, and Alan -- led by the unflappable Lt. Col. Chris Conner and Col. Charlie Cleveland, a brilliant but self-effacing West Pointer who led the largest unconventional war campaign since Vietnam in northern Iraq. Robinson follows the Special Forces from their first post-Vietnam combat in Panama, El Salvador, Desert Storm, Somalia, and the Balkans to their recent trials and triumphs in Afghanistan and Iraq. She witnessed their secret sleuthing and unsung successes in southern Iraq, and recounts here for the first time the dramatic firefights of the western desert. Her blow-by-blow story of the attack on Ansar al-Islam's international terrorist training camp has never been told before. The most comprehensive account ever of the modern-day Special Forces in action, Masters of Chaos is filled with riveting, intimate detail in the words of a close-knit band of soldiers who have done it all.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirsten Potter

Length:

14h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:56


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:54


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:03


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:03


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:46


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:35


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:20


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:07


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:44


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:49


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:20


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:27


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:48


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:02


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:46


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:34


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:17


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:43


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:53


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:52


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:13


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:23


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:04


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:10


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:52


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:50


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:17


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:09


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:06


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:36


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

09:48


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:35


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:35


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:47


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:23


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:02


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:50


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:03


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:33


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:19


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:20


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:00


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:53


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

09:21


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:18


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:17


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:44


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

09:23


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:08


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:06


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:23


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:49


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:44


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

09:20


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

09:19


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:52


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:26


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:45


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:55


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:31


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:34


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:01


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:56


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:57


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:28


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:44


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:29


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:46


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:35


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:12


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:22


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:32


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:41


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:08


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:46


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

09:51


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

00:28