The 5 best (not from the U.S.A.).
These Special Forces Soliders Will Defeat You
“The capability of the SSO will almost certainly continue to improve, and its numerical strength will continue to grow,” Nikolsky wrote. “But a radical improvement that would put the Russian SSO in the same league with the American special operations forces would require the creation of a special helicopter unit, a Russian equivalent of the US Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.”
Edited by Ruslan Pukhov and Christopher Marsh, Elite Warriors: Special Operations Forces From Around the World is an excellent, methodically researched study of various special mission units from around the globe. While information about well-known American and British special operations forces such as the U.S. Army’s elite Delta Force, the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six or the UK’s Special Air Service (SAS) units is fairly commonplace, researchers at Russia’s Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) have assembled detailed profiles of foreign units from Russia, Ukraine China and others that cannot be found anywhere else.
(This first appeared earlier in 2018.)
“Increasingly scholarly articles are appearing in journals and scholarly presses are beginning to publish more books in the field, with the number of books on related topics growing rapidly every year,” Christopher Marsh writes in his introduction. “What has been lagging, however, has been high-quality comparative research into the global phenomenon of special operations. This is where this volume comes in.”