"You only see them once. The Ghost Recon Team. Then you never see anything again."
— Opening quote

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Combat Ops is a novel written by David Michaels and published on March 29, 2011 by Berkley.

Publisher's summaryEdit

The U.S. Army's Special Forces are known for their highly specialized training and courage behind enemy lines. But there's a group that's even more stealthy and deadly. It's composed of the most feared operators on the face of the earth—the soldiers of Ghost Recon.

Captain Scott Mitchell and his Ghost Recon team are in the heart of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, on the hunt for terrorist leader Mullah Mohammed Zahed. And after years of government abuse and corruption, the locals trust the Taliban more than any promises from America. With enemy attacks increasing, Mitchell must maneuver his way through a minefield of bloodshed and politics if Ghost Recon is to accomplish their mission. But one fateful decision may cost Mitchell and his team their honor—and their lives.


In the novel, Joe Ramirez dies at the end of the mission. In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, he survives into the 2020s and dies leading a team. The discrepancy has not been officially addressed.



US militaryEdit


  • "Bronco"
  • Mike
  • Dr. Cassie Anderson


  • Mullah Mohammed Zahed

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