Naval War College Review

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The Pepperdogs


The Pepperdogs ranks with The Hunt for Red October. It is a work of fiction con- structed around reality, brimming with action and genuine insight into the emerging warfighting capabilities of the new ground soldier. West develops his story around a Marine reconnaissance team. That team, the “Pepperdogs,” is made up of six reservists of varying ci- vilian backgrounds; all have extraordi- nary courage, physical and mental strength, expert tactical skills, and total team commitment.