Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam

Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam


"The American sniper may be considered as the best all-around rifleman the realm has ever recognized. . . ."

At the beginning of the warfare in Vietnam, the us had no snipers; by means of the top of the struggle, Marine and military precision marksmen had killed greater than 10,000 NVA and VC soldiers--the similar of a complete division--at the price of less than 20,000 bullets, proving that long-range shooters nonetheless had a spot within the battlefield. Now famous army historian Michael Lee Lanning indicates how U.S. snipers in Vietnam--combining glossy expertise in guns, ammunition, and telescopes--used the adventure and traditions of centuries of specialist shooters to ideal their craft.

To offer perception into using American snipers in Vietnam, Lanning interviewed males with wrestle set off time, in addition to their teachers, the founders of the Marine and U.S. military sniper courses, and the generals to whom they suggested. sponsored by means of demanding info and firsthand debts, the writer demonstrates how the talents those one-shot killers honed within the jungles of Vietnam supplied an indelible legacy that helped shop American lives in Grenada, the Gulf battle, and Somalia and keeps to at the present time with American troops in Bosnia.

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