Acknowledgements / List of Illustrations / List of Abbreviations / Chapter 1: The Modern History of Sniping / Chapter 2: The Modern Sniper / Chapter 3: Sniping in Afghanistan / Chapter 4: Sniping in Iraq / Chapter 5: Snipers of the Insurgency / Chapter 6: Police and Counterterrorism Sniping / Chapter 7: Modern Sniper Rifles / Appendix 1: An Interview with a Special Operations Sniper / Appendix 2: References / Notes / Index
The Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have seen a resurgence in the importance of the sniper as a means of defence and attack. This new study, based on detailed first-hand accounts, reveals the true story behind this particular battlefield speciality.
Leigh Neville is an Australian national who has written a number of books on both modern conventional military units and special operations forces serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, their weapons and their vehicles, including six titles for Osprey with several more in development. He has also consulted on military topics for several wargame companies and television documentary makers. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two dogs. He can be contacted via his website at www.leighneville.com.