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Spetsnaz: Russia’s Special Forces (Elite #206)

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When the shadowy, notorious Spetsnaz were first formed, they drew on a long Soviet tradition of elite, behind-the-lines commando forces from World War II and even earlier. Throughout the 1960s-70s they were instrumental both in projecting Soviet power in the Third World and in suppressing resistance within the Warsaw pact. As a powerful, but mysterious tool of a world ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published June 23rd 2015 by Osprey Publishing (first published June 20th 2015)
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Ivan
Jul 09, 2015 Ivan rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best books on Russian military by the western author I have ever read. Galeotti manages to remain impartial in his analysis of the Russian military and social system, nevertheless correctly identifying the common ailments of Russian mentality and society, as reflected in the ailments that plague Spetsnaz forces - that can not be analyzed outside of their social and historical context.

The author does not give his personal opinion concerning either historical or contemporary po
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Jul 20, 2015 Mike O'Brien rated it it was amazing
An excellent book covering the mythical Spetsnaz and setting the record straight. It does a lot in a few pages and is worth the short amount of time it takes to read through this book. As usual, Osprey does a bang up job with the artwork of uniforms.
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