This handbook offers the techniques and tactics that make U.S.
Army Rangers the best soldiers in the world. These highly trained,
easily deployable, and widely skilled infantrymen specialize in
airborne assault, raids, recovery of personnel and equipment, and
airfield seizure, among other difficult and dangerous missions.
Now, in this recently revised edition of the U.S. Army Ranger
Handbook, you can get the latest info on everything from
understanding the basics of Army operations and tactics to
discovering what makes a soldier with good leadership qualities and
character. Although primarily written for Rangers and other light
infantry units, it serves as a handy reference for all military
units, covering how infantry squad- and platoon-sized elements
conduct combat operations in varied terrains.
Drawing from over two centuries of lessons learned in special
operations combat, this guide provides modern soldiers with best
training possible. It effectively combines the lessons of the past
with important insights for the future to help make army leaders
the absolute best they can be. In straightforward, no-frills
language, it covers deception, stealth, communications, escape and
evasion, ambush operations, perimeter defense, counterintelligence,
and much more. This book is the ultimate resource for anyone who
wants to know how Rangers think and function.