American sniper could be regarded as the greatest all-around rifleman the world
has ever known. . . ."
At the start
of the war in Vietnam, the United States had no snipers; by the end of the war,
Marine and Army precision marksmen had killed more than 10,000 NVA and VC
soldiers--the equivalent of an entire division--at the cost of under 20,000
bullets, proving that long-range shooters still had a place in the battlefield.
Now noted military historian Michael Lee Lanning shows how U.S. snipers in
Vietnam--combining modern technology in weapons, ammunition, and
telescopes--used the experience and traditions of centuries of expert shooters
to perfect their craft.
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