SFAS complete...next step help

Viper1

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All,

I just completed the 14-day SFAS at Camp Mackall. The best way we could describe it was a 14 day kick in the junk. A truly spiritual experience for me and some of my peers.

I've been selected to continue in the Special Forces training pipeline and will be assigned to 3rd SFG at Fort Bragg once I complete the Q Course. There AOR is Africa (with a current heavy involvement in Afghanistan).

I have a pretty extensive historical library but I have 0 (read that, ZERO) books on Africa, the history or Africa, wars in Africa, insurgency/counter-insurgency in Africa. Any recommendations you have on reading material about the continent and its history would be very helpful. Thanks -- Viper
 

AWP

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I can't help with your reading material though we do have some 3rd Group guys on here. I do want to offer my congratulations on completing SFAS and being Selected. Well done.
 

Viper1

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Thanks! I'm looking forward to the Q-course. It was hot as heck at in NC in early June thats for sure.
 

pardus

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All,

I just completed the 14-day SFAS at Camp Mackall. The best way we could describe it was a 14 day kick in the junk. A truly spiritual experience for me and some of my peers.

I've been selected to continue in the Special Forces training pipeline and will be assigned to 3rd SFG at Fort Bragg once I complete the Q Course. There AOR is Africa (with a current heavy involvement in Afghanistan).

I have a pretty extensive historical library but I have 0 (read that, ZERO) books on Africa, the history or Africa, wars in Africa, insurgency/counter-insurgency in Africa. Any recommendations you have on reading material about the continent and its history would be very helpful. Thanks -- Viper

I'll get back to you on this as I'm half drunk :D

I spent some time in Africa and have impeccable contacts there as well as insider knowledge myself.

I can help, give me one hangover and I'll get back to you. :cool:
 

Viper1

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I'll get back to you on this as I'm half drunk :D

I spent some time in Africa and have impeccable contacts there as well as insider knowledge myself.

I can help, give me one hangover and I'll get back to you. :cool:

Appreciate it!!
 

moobob

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Pamwe Chete is a great book. Will put you back a couple hundred bucks though.
 

pardus

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Start here.

http://www.bestwebbuys.com/Pamwe_Chete-ISBN_9781919874333.html?isrc=b-search

BUY THIS RIGHT NOW!! IT IS A VITAL BOOK AND ONE YOU NEED!




http://www.amazon.com/Mukiwa-White-...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1214457008&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Plunderers-Ja...=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1214457060&sr=1-4

COL Jan-Breytenbach is the father of South African Spec ops units, he is the man.

http://www.booksofzimbabwe.com/store3/erol.html

http://members.tripod.com/~Rhodesian/order.html

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpHVvYAtJj8"]YouTube - Rhodesia - Internal Operations[/ame]

This includes footage of the Selous Scouts, the most successful COIN unit the world has ever seen, take notes.
 

Teufel

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Pamwe chete is a great book. SO is Only my friends call me Crouks by Dennis "Crouks" Croukamp. It has been republished in the US by paladin press as Rhodesian Bush War http://www.paladin-press.com/product/861/31 It is pretty damn good and if you can't afford the steep Pamwe Chete price it will do the trick. There is a good website here: http://members.tripod.com/selousscouts/ to read more about the selous scouts.
 
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Kurt V

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While the books are ok there is a military forum, not unlike this one, for the South African Parabat that can give you a real time view of what is going on over in Africa. I think they even use the same software as this forum. Here is the link: http://www.airbornesoldier.com/Forums/index.php I infrequently post there. Same user name as here. All Airborne and SOF will be vetted and non-airborne military and civilians have very limited access and not much of a say in things. Keep in mind their's is a harsh life in Africa with terrorism a daily event. Things that might shock or horrify you here are a normal posting on that board. On the other hand, there are some pretty funny people over there. Most are South Africans, some Brits and just a few of us Americans. If you sign up, let me know and I will post in your thread to verify you.
 
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