Special Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold War Operations Of The US Army's Elite, 1956-1990
- World War I, Modern Warfare
Behind the Iron Curtain
During the Cold War, two U.S. Army Special Forces detachments were stationed behind the Iron Curtain in West Berlin. James Stejskal offers a gripping account of a mission that was highly classified, and is still largely unknown.
Deployed in 1956, Special Forces Berlin stood ready to go to war at only two hours' notice in an area occupied by nearly one million Warsaw Pact troops. Fluent in German and trained in unconventional warfare, they were poised to wreak havoc behind enemy lines and buy time for NATO forces to conduct a breakout from the city. It was a one-of-a kind unit that cast the mold for all spec ops to follow.
With the U.S. government officially acknowledging their existence in 2014, this incredible story can finally be told.
About the Author
James Stejskal served for 23 years with Special Forces, including two tours in Berlin, and served 13 years with the CIA as a senior Case Officer in Africa, Europe and Asia. He is the author of The Horns of the Beast: The Swakop River Campaign and World War I in South-West Africa 1914-15.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||February 1, 2017|