name is Nir Maman (pronounced "Near"). He's a former Israeli special
forces commando and top hand-to-hand combat instructor. From 1995 to 1998
his long-range reconnaissance unit (the feared "Sayeret Golani") roamed
deep into enemy territory, fighting, capturing and "eliminating"
terrorists and insurgents. Usually, there were only 4 men in his unit.
Alone, without back-up, miles from safety and with less than one-fourth
the training our own Spec Op soldiers receive, these men faced constant,
unrelenting and vicious counter-guerilla combat.
Our own super-nasty Spec Op guys
(SEALS, Delta) -- as well as other world-class soldiers like the French
Foreign Legion -- are in awe of these Israeli hard-asses. Their training
is so short and so CONDENSED that at age 20, the Israeli Spec Op soldier
is as skilled as the average 30-year-old SEAL.