Fred J. Pushies


Pushies, Fred J. The Complete Book of U.S. Special Operations Forces. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 2004.

From advertisement: "Each chapter covers a specific unit, with sections on history, structure and hierarchy, training, weapons and equipment, and missions and tactics."


Pushies, Fred J. MARSOC: U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command. Osceola, WI: Zenith, 2011. [pb]

From advertisement: "In 2006, the U.S. Marines officially became part of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with the creation of the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC)."

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Pushies, Fred J. Night Stalkers: 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). Osceola, WI: Zenith, 2005.

From advertisement: The 160th SOAR (A) "specializes in carrying out its ... operations under the cover of darkness, hence their nickname: 'Night Stalkers.' This book details numerous operational scenarios and describes in detail their equipment, including OH-6 light observation helicopters, MH-47 Chinook medium modified Little Bird and Blackhawk helicopters."

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Pushies, Fred J. Special Ops: America's Elite Forces in 21st Century Combat. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 2003.

From advertisement: This work "examines U.S. tactics and plans for clandestine warfare, and provides ... insight into how highly trained elite units are expected to accomplish the U.S. military's current strategic objectives."


Pushies, Fred J. U.S. Air Force Special Ops. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 2000.

According to Sumner,, the author "does not present any new information, but ... has gathered all of the material together in one place.... [T]here are a few inaccuracies in the history section, and the information on the 10th CWS [Combat Weather Squadron] is a little on the lite side. Overall Pushies has done his homework and presents a good overview of the Air Commandos of today's Air Force Special Operations Command."


Pushies, Fred J. U.S. Army Special Forces. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 2001.

From advertisement: "This illustrated look at the training and work of the U.S. Army Special Forces ... includes a brief history of these fighting elite followed by an up-close look at the advanced weaponry, high-tech gadgetry and ... vehicles and aircraft at their disposal."

[MI/Army/00s & SpecOps/00s]

Pushies, Fred J., S. F. Tomajczyk, Terry Griswold, and D. M. Giangreco. U. S. Counter-Terrorist Forces. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 2002.

From advertisement: "This book provides a detailed look into the history and operations of the nation's elite counterterrorist forces, including the Marshal Services Special Ops Group, the FBI Hostage Rescue Team, the U.S. Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment DELTA, and the U.S. Army Special Forces."


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