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The Snake Eaters An Unlikely Band of Brothers and the Battle for the Soul of Iraq by Owen West

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Published by Free Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Counterinsurgency,
  • United States,
  • United States. Marine Corps,
  • Campaigns,
  • Training of,
  • American Personal narratives,
  • American Military assistance,
  • History,
  • Iraq War, 2003-,
  • Armed Forces

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementOwen West
LC ClassificationsDS79.764.A63 W47 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationpages cm
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25156986M
ISBN 109781451655933, 9781451655971
LC Control Number2011051715

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Title: The Snake Eaters: Counterinsurgency Advisors in Combat Published by: Simon & Schuster Release Date: Authors: Owen West ISBN Buy the Book: Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, IndieBound Overview. In this riveting narrative, U.S. Marine Major and acclaimed novelist Owen West puts readers into the boots of an isolated band of . The Snake Eaters by Owen West. Owen West, commodities trader, novelist and USMC Major in the Reserves has written a remarkable book in his war story of counterinsurgency in Khalidiya, a decaying rural town in the deadly Anbar province, heartland of Iraq’s Sunni insurgency. A success story for COIN, but also a very cautionary tale of the transformation of the Iraqi Brigade , from a.   Owen West’s “The Snake Eaters” is the account of one team of advisers in Iraq, but the author skillfully uses it to tell the story of the entire advisory Outcast was a group of. Mr. Ensey @ Pine Lake.