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THE

CIRCUIT

 

THE

CIRCUIT

An ex-SAS soldier’s true account of one of the most powerful and secretive industries spawned by the War on Terror

BOB SHEPHERD

with M. P. Sabga

MACMILLAN

 

First published 2008 by Macmillan

This electronic edition published 2008 by Macmillan
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Copyright © M.P. Sabga 2008

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For Vince Phillips

A Soldier

 

 

 

 

CONTENTS

Glossary

List of Plates

Preface

PART ONE

A Steep Learning Curve

PART TWO

The Boom Years

PART THREE

Bust & Beyond

237

Summary

 

GLOSSARY

MILITARY TERMINOLOGY

AK47
7.62 mm short, Soviet-designed assault rifle

APC
armoured personnel carrier

Beaten Zone
area of ground upon which the cone of fire falls

Comms
communications

Contact
situation in which an enemy attacks your position

Cot
military fold-up bed

Drones
pilot-less aircraft used for surveillance

FOB
forward operations base

GPS
global positioning system

LZ
landing zone

M16
US-made 5.56 mm assault rifle

MSR
main supply route

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