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by David Pugliese




Author David Pugliese tells you everything the government doesn't want you to know about the most secret unit in the Canadian military today: Joint Task Force Two. Canada's Secret Commandos goes behind the scenes in uncovering the missions, training and inner workings of Canada's version of Delta Force and the SAS. The book reveals the unit's most secretive plans, including details about their current mission to Afghanistan in the war against terrorism, a bid to rescue Canadian peacekeepers held hostage in Bosnia, an even more dangerous scheme to launch an attack on terrorists in Peru, and commando missions in Nepal and the Central African Republic.
Download Canada's Secret Commandos: The unauthorized story of Joint Task Force Two epub
ISBN: 1895896185
ISBN13: 978-1895896183
Category: No category
Author: David Pugliese
Language: English
Publisher: Esprit de Corps Books; Third Printing edition (February 6, 2002)
Pages: 232 pages
ePUB size: 1496 kb
FB2 size: 1472 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 304
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Glei
I bought this book after reading shadow wars from the same author. It provides some history behind the formation of the unit as well as its capabilities. Joint Task Force 2 (JTF2) is fashioned after the British SAS which help to build it. It is considered a tier one unit by american forces which proves to be quite a high standard since this select group only includes Delta Force and DEVGRU (Seal team Six). Book proves to be an interesting read since Canadian military is rarely the subject of a book especially with respect to special forces/ anti-terrorist units, Would recommend to any Canadian military enthusiast.
Kagda
I always wanted to know more about the Canadian JTF and this book has laid it out for me in word that hit hard and show emotion, very well done
Tiv
Contains a good history of joint task for two, just wish for more recent stories of their actions. although, up to date reporting for a special forces unit probably contradicts their mission statement. hard to do things in secret, when you write a book about your missions.
net rider
The book by read is amazing, but the quality of the book it arrived in should not have said "good"...more like "readable".
lolike
This is an excellent read on Joint Task Force 2, Canada's version of Delta Force and the SAS. Lots of details on the history and missions of the team (Bosnia, Haiti, Nepal, Kosovo, Central Africa, Rwanda), info on weapons, aircraft etc. There is also a wide range of photos showing JTF2 guys doing their thing. I appreciated the extensive list of sources at the back of the book where the author lists that his information comes from. Most, if not all, are from official Canadian Forces documents and interviews (JTF2's unit history,etc) so it boasts the credibility and accuracy of the book. The one drawback, I found was that some of the photos are grainy, being taken from the official JTF2 training video but I can easily overlook that when compared with all the information that is presented.
Stan
Pugliese pulls together a pretty good read on a unit that is so new, there is almost nothing known about it. Canada's top special operations unit appears to be more active than the country knows, and the author appears to have some unique insight to their missions. If you are interested in Special Forces, Delta, SEALs, SAS, GSG-9, GIGN and the like, this book will offer you an interesting perspective on Canada's counter-terrorism unit.
Ximinon
Ottawa Citizen writer David Pugliese presents us with as much information that he could glean in his years writing and researching about "Canada's SAS". I would not agree with that comparison as JTF2 are far too young a unit to have the experience and expertise that the SAS or any of the world's other elite units have. However, given Canada's recent involvement in the war on terrorism in Afghanistan I believe firmly that Pugliese will HAVE to update his book as the stories coming from Southwest Asia about this unit are extremely impressive.
So, in a nutshell, the book reads extremely quickly. Pugliese makes a point of comparing the worlds other elite units and it will only be a matter of time before JTF2 is spoken in the same breath as these units.
Picked up this book as reading material on a long flight to the Bahamas and it kept me thoroughly entertained. The book gives a facinating look into the inner workings of the Canadian military.
A must read even if you are not a military person.
Highly recommended.
Joe Clinski