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Most people think of snipers as shooters perched in urban hides, dealing out death unseen from a considerable distance. But this description barely scratches the surface. Special operations snipers are men with stacked skill sets who have the ability to turn the tide of battles, even when they arent pulling the trigger. Snipers have played an outsized role in the War on Terror that has earned them the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, and countless other honors. These are the most experienced warriors on the battlefield, oftentimes the units best assaulters with years of door-kicking under their belt. These are the men who run ops in small teams across borders, or dress like locals and pull off high-risk vehicle reconnaissance and singleton missions in non-permissive environments.

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Chris Martin

Chris Martin is the author of "Becoming Weather" (Coffee House Press, 2011) and "American Music" (Copper Canyon Press, 2007) , chosen by C. D. Wright for the Hayden Carruth Award. He is also the author of several chapbooks, including "HISTORY" (Coffee House Press, 2014) , "enough" (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012) , and "How to Write a Mistake-ist Poem" (Brave Men, 2011) . He is an editor at Futurepoem books and will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at Carleton College in 2016.

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