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Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, Inc., 1996. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xxxi, , 360,  pages. Includes Preface, Acknowledgments, Introduction, Bibliography, and Index. Topics cover include Origins, Raiding in the Age of Sail, The Early American Tradition, 19th Century Colonial Warfare; The Civil War; World War 1; World War II in Western Europe and North Africa; The Pacific War; Algeria, Round II; and The Ultimate Rescue. John Arquilla (born 1954) is an American analyst and academic of international relations. He received his a Ph.D. in 1991 from Stanford. From 1989 Arquilla also worked as analyst for RAND. In 1993 he joined the faculty of the US Naval Postgraduate School, where he has since taught courses in national security affairs and defense analysis, while keeping his post at RAND till 2003. Arquilla worked as a consultant to General Norman Schwarzkopf during Operation Desert Storm, as part of a group of RAND analysts assigned to him. During the Kosovo War he assisted United States Deputy Secretary of Defense John Hamre on international information strategy. He has developed the concept of netwar, or "swarm-tactics", referring to the particular fighting-style of network-organized groups. Networked cells can share precise information on a need-to-know basis without a hierarchical structure. This gives them the ability to disperse and "swarm" in an extremely effective manner, as witnessed in the 9/11 attacks. Arquilla's arguments for the US to use cyber war as an instrument of conflict prevention in areas such as South Asia, as described in a 2009 Wired article. Arquilla supports preemptive war and NSA wiretapping as antiterrorist methods,
New York: Ivy Books, 1991. Fourth printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. vi, , 272,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendices. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Front cover creased. In January 1962, two Sea, Air, and Land Teams were formed. Commissioned to operate up to twenty miles inland in enemy territory, they would act as naval commandos whose functions were to gather intelligence, raid, ambush, capture prisoners, and create havoc in enemy territory. This book recounts the many daring missions that the SEALs undertook to serve their country. It was during the Vietnam War years that their Special Warfare reputation was built, and the heroism of the few brave men detailed here shows why.