Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam

Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam


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

At the beginning of the conflict in Vietnam, the us had no snipers; via the tip of the conflict, Marine and armed forces precision marksmen had killed greater than 10,000 NVA and VC soldiers--the identical of a whole 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 sleek expertise in guns, ammunition, and telescopes--used the adventure and traditions of centuries of professional shooters to ideal their craft.

To supply 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 mentioned. sponsored through demanding details and firsthand debts, the writer demonstrates how the abilities those one-shot killers honed within the jungles of Vietnam supplied an indelible legacy that helped keep American lives in Grenada, the Gulf conflict, and Somalia and keeps to today with American troops in Bosnia.

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