Shock Factor

Shock Factor

American Snipers in the War on Terror

Book - 2014
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From the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Shooter , comes a riveting narrative of how snipers have changed the course of America's war on al Qaida in the Middle East and Africa.
Retired Marine sniper Jack Coughlin ( Shooter ) and John Bruning pull back the curtain of secrecy to take an insider's look at the dark and misunderstood world of America's sniper force. Long considered the redheaded stepchildren of the infantry, snipers have been loathed by their fellow warriors, called "ten cent killers" by our media, and portrayed as unbalanced psychopaths by Hollywood. Coughlin and Bruning explore the lives and careers of some of America's most effective snipers during key missions, moments and campaigns in the Waron Terror.

Part page-turning thriller, part deeply human drama, Shock Factor takes you from the streets of the modern day "Stalingrad" of Ramadi to the skyscrapers of Baghdad as America's one-shot warriors fight desperate battles against all odds, find themselves at the heart of tense international incidents, stalk key enemy leaders, and discover horrific human rights abuses perpetrated by our own allies. Based on extensive interviews with snipers currently on active duty, Shock Factor 's gripping accounts of harrowing combat, buried truths and secrets revealed could only be told by snipers to a trusted member of their own elite and cloistered brotherhood.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250016553
Characteristics: viii, 326 pages, unnumbered sequence of pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Bruning, John R. - Author

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SEBoiko
Mar 13, 2015

If only they could have done more.

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SEBoiko
Mar 13, 2015

The hard right is never easy,...

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SEBoiko
Mar 13, 2015

..., laws were in place for a reason;...

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SEBoiko
Mar 13, 2015

Every sniper has faced a moral choice while looking through his scope.

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SEBoiko
Mar 13, 2015

His life for saving some of ours,

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SEBoiko
Mar 13, 2015

They were exploiting the coalition's own rules to get a handle on the best way to launch an attack.

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SEBoiko
Mar 13, 2015

The shots I didn't take are the ones I regret.

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