In the past 30 years, the devastating effects of international terror have forced their way into the forefront of world affairs. To counter this new threat to civilization - and to the safety of ordinary people - a new breed of soldier was created to fight the terrorists on their own terms. They are the world's special forces, and this volume tells the inside stories behind these fearsome fighting units. It captures the drama, action, pain and glory of some of the most striking operations ever undertaken by the world's various special forces. It also reveals the truth behind their bloodiest battles, and gives information about the terrifying techniques and gadgets they employ.