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posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 06:25 PM
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Originally posted by dev_add
Just a note for some of you who might not have heard:
The marine Corps now has a special forces unit that
could be compareable to the SAS, Seals and other well known
units.
It is called Detachment one, consisting of 86 Marines and a few
Navy Corpsman. The website link is a little old and some outdated
info but Google it up and see what's out there

BTW, Marine snipers are the best, Hands Down!!!!

usmilitary.about.com...


Finally they have jointed the ranks of special operations command forces hopefully there get more funding that way, nice find man
.

Oh yeah I just noticed this thread has gotten a 100 replies, just want to say thanks to everyone that contribuited.
Hopefully were get to 1000 soon lol. Oh I also just noticed most of the replies were from me ha ha.

[edit on 24-2-2005 by blue cell]

[edit on 24-2-2005 by blue cell]




posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 06:33 PM
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I was just thinking (dangerous huh)
Does Canada have a special forces?
I seriously don't know but it just spiked
my curiousity, Im sure one of you might know
and a answer would be awesome, maybe even
a the name of em if I'm lucky.



posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by dev_add
I was just thinking (dangerous huh)
Does Canada have a special forces?
I seriously don't know but it just spiked
my curiousity, Im sure one of you might know
and a answer would be awesome, maybe even
a the name of em if I'm lucky.


Well they have a counter-terrorist unit called
Joint task force 2, hope that helps.

sorry the link is not working I have no idea why, can a mod fix this?




[edit on 24-2-2005 by blue cell]

[edit on 24-2-2005 by blue cell]



posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 07:21 PM
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Heres something myself and bluecell ran across....
Most people never even heard of this unit.

www.specialoperations.com...

This is from specialoperations.com

"Each deploying Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), or MEU(SOC) contains a specialized sub-unit known as the Maritime Special Purpose Force (MSPF). The MSPF is a unique organization drawn from the MEU major subordinate elements. The MSPF provides the enhanced operational capability to complement or enable conventional operations or to execute selected maritime special missions. The MSPF can't operate independently of its parent MEU.

It relies on the MEU for logistics, intelligence, communications, transportation, and supporting fire. Command of the MSPF remains under the control of the MEU commander. The MSPF is organized and trained to be rapidly tailored to the specific mission. The MSPF does not duplicate the other services dedicated Special Operations Forces."

I guess its kind of like a Specops team made of resources that the MEU
has available....interesting for reading

Any thoughts?



posted on Feb, 25 2005 @ 03:27 PM
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This unit trains MEUs to be special operations capable, the courses range from specialized demolitions, CQB, to vehicle assault and assault climbing.

SOTG link

[edit on 25-2-2005 by blue cell]



Again I think a unit like this accept is good, but we need a group that specializes in teaching units urban warfare, and other types of warfare.
I know units do special exercises but I mean a full course kinda like this that keep the unit urban warfare or whatever it might be capable. kinda like this unit keeps the MEU's special operations capable. What do you guys think of that?

[edit on 25-2-2005 by blue cell]



posted on Feb, 25 2005 @ 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by Broadsword20068


The Army also has the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (or SOAR), which are the helicopter pilots of the Army who fly the Spec Ops forces into their missions. they specialize in night operations, use very advanced technology, and are the top 5% of Army pilots.




night stalkers unit profile

Here is what there operations are insert, extract, resupply SOF, conduct armed escort, reconnaissance, surveillance, and electronic warfare in support of SOF missions. Provide C3 for SFUs, provide general support aviation during peacetime and contingency ops.

[edit on 25-2-2005 by blue cell]



posted on Feb, 25 2005 @ 04:41 PM
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It's me again, and I'm back with a vengence.

I've never read so much crap in all my born days, and I'm 53 this year!

When I first joined 'above top secret' a few months ago, I thought "At last! A group of sensible people, each airing his or her views, to the common good".

WRONG!

It [this thread] appears to be populated by people who either have no mil experience or have very little knowledge of the 'real' SF world, apart from what they read in books, mags or see in vids or dare I mention "COMPUTER GAMES?"

When taking down "Tango's" as some of you like to call terrorists, it is advisable to shoot to kill, otherwise they just might be able to detonate that nasty, little dirty nuclear bomb they've stashed somewhere!

Perhaps the "Tango's" would just curl up and lie still when the friendly force SF burst through the wall or window to rescue hostages - much like the SAS did when they assaulted 17 Princes Gate, South Kensington, London at 1100 hrs in May, 1980.

Not frigging likely, as Mr Oan demonstrated when he tried to throw a grenade down the stairs at the SAS men when they were escorting hostages down the main staircase.

Terrorists, especially middle eastern terrorists like to kill themselves and take as many infedels with them as possible. Are ya gonna shoot them in the leg?

Incidentally, the SAS assaulted the IRANIAN embassy - you knuckleheads - not the Israeli embassy!

The US army has many SF units but the daddy of them all must surely be the Green Berets? Incidentally, the Green Berets and other SF units were helping the South Vietnamese win the war before the grunts stepped ashore at Da Nang and everything went to rat poo!

Spetznaz were really good and ALL were voluntered conscripts - by that I mean they were conscripted into the army, navy or air force and during their two years of military service, if they showed special aptitude at say shooting, they were offered better rations, better pay as a Sgt and better conditions, all suitable inducements for young private soldiers who, in many cases, had nothing to go home to.

Like many former Soviet SF, the army, navy and air force spetznaz came under the control of the GRU and yes - there were whole battalions of them, attached to 'Fronts', as the Soviets called their armies.

With the end of the cold war and with 'peace' breaking out all over the world, bad leadership and redundancies swept away many of these battalions. You can find many a former Spetznaz training and cross-training with western SF throughout the world and doing jobs ranging from bounty hunter in the US or providing recon teams in Bosnia or Iraq.

Always remember that it was the KGB's special forces, the OSNAZ that carried out the assination of the president of Afghanistan, captured the presidential palace and radio transmitter that spearheaded the Spetznaz assault on Kabal airport during the invasion of Afghanistan.

As to 'there were no SAS in Viet Nam, only advisors' - utter BS. If you can get into it, take a look at the SAS web site. Try to get into the role of honour for those who fell in the 'Far East'. For Far East read Viet Nam. They are usually listed as parachute reg, Light Infantry or something similar. To the best of my knowledge having spoken to one who knows, there was about a squadron there - about the same size as the Aussies and New Zealand SAS - or weren't they there either - or for that matter, the Korean SAS. Who? Oh, I'm sorry. Didn't you know about the Korean SAS? Trained by us Brits, don't you know!

Sorry to sound off, but some of you get my back up. Only because I've been there and done that and got the T-Shirt to prove it!

AND I wrote the book and I rewrote the script and directed the movie. Didn't star in the movie though. They got some daft buggar called Sean Bean to play the part!



posted on Feb, 25 2005 @ 04:54 PM
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Originally posted by fritz




It [this thread] appears to be populated by people who either have no mil experience or have very little knowledge of the 'real' SF world, apart from what they read in books, mags or see in vids or dare I mention "COMPUTER GAMES?"


Well seeing that some of these people can't even joint the military yet, like me I'm only fifteen so those are pretty much all our options. And you can still learn a lot about SF units by reading books, magazines and watching videos. And heck I've also talked to some SF veterans.



posted on Feb, 26 2005 @ 11:17 AM
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Originally posted by fritz
The Korean SAS. Who? Oh, I'm sorry. Didn't you know about the Korean SAS? Trained by us Brits, don't you know!



Please provide evidence for you charge, is this like a not well known unit?
I think your thinking of the 707th special mission unit.

[edit on 26-2-2005 by blue cell]



posted on Feb, 26 2005 @ 04:21 PM
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Look everyone face it the british armed forces are the best



posted on Feb, 26 2005 @ 04:23 PM
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Originally posted by thejackal
Look everyone face it the british armed forces are the best

...Please dont, we are not the best because there aint no best...in reality...
BUT to us in our own opinion, we are the best.



posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 03:27 PM
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there are three
south korean special forces units , one is the South Korean Marine Corps. The ROKMC was created in 1949, the ROKMC is the largest SF unit in South Korea. They first saw action during the Korean War , one time during the conflict a squad of ROKMC destroyed a entire battalion of communist forces. As a result of this they were aclaimed by foreign media and were dubbed the "invincible marines". They also saw action during the Vietnam war, they were station in Danang. There they sometimes fought with the USMC or the Navy SEAL's. Their most notable operation was Operation "Van Buren" and the battle of Hoi An. During the battle a ROKMC platoon of about 13 people wiped out an entire elite NVA regiment. At the end of the battle there were only 2 Koreans dead and more than 400 NVA soldiers dead. It was first a gun battle and then it broke down into hand to hand combat . The ROKMC had an overall kill ratio of 25:1.

[edit on 1-3-2005 by blue cell]



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 11:44 AM
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The US Coast Guards
port security units mission is to provide waterborne and limited land based protection for shipping and critical port facilities at the end points of United States SLOC's PSUs conduct operations in together with Harbour Defense Commands, Mobile inshore undersea warfare units, ordance disposal units, and other US or coalition rear area forces. PSUs are depoyable 117 person units set up for sustained operations. They are organized to deploy with 112 selected reservists and 5 active duty personnel.

above from site

This unit was used in Gulf War II to guard ships that had supplies for the Iraqi people, I also beleive it transported navy divers so that they could clear explosives from the harbour. It was also used in Gulf War I but I forgot what it did in that conflict, does anybody have any info on there ops their?

I stand corrected I didn't find any info about them serving in Gulf War II mabybe I'll have to look harder because I could of sworn they did ops their.

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[edit on 3-3-2005 by blue cell]



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 01:29 PM
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www.history.navy.mil...

That should list anything they did.



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by Odium
www.history.navy.mil...

That should list anything they did.


Intresting link Odium it gives a lot of good info.


[edit on 3-3-2005 by blue cell]



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 03:23 PM
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Originally posted by fritz
It's me again, and I'm back with a vengence.

I've never read so much crap in all my born days, and I'm 53 this year!

When I first joined 'above top secret' a few months ago, I thought "At last! A group of sensible people, each airing his or her views, to the common good".

WRONG!

It [this thread] appears to be populated by people who either have no mil experience or have very little knowledge of the 'real' SF world, apart from what they read in books, mags or see in vids or dare I mention "COMPUTER GAMES?"

When taking down "Tango's" as some of you like to call terrorists, it is advisable to shoot to kill, otherwise they just might be able to detonate that nasty, little dirty nuclear bomb they've stashed somewhere!

Perhaps the "Tango's" would just curl up and lie still when the friendly force SF burst through the wall or window to rescue hostages - much like the SAS did when they assaulted 17 Princes Gate, South Kensington, London at 1100 hrs in May, 1980.

Not frigging likely, as Mr Oan demonstrated when he tried to throw a grenade down the stairs at the SAS men when they were escorting hostages down the main staircase.

Terrorists, especially middle eastern terrorists like to kill themselves and take as many infedels with them as possible. Are ya gonna shoot them in the leg?

Incidentally, the SAS assaulted the IRANIAN embassy - you knuckleheads - not the Israeli embassy!

The US army has many SF units but the daddy of them all must surely be the Green Berets? Incidentally, the Green Berets and other SF units were helping the South Vietnamese win the war before the grunts stepped ashore at Da Nang and everything went to rat poo!

Spetznaz were really good and ALL were voluntered conscripts - by that I mean they were conscripted into the army, navy or air force and during their two years of military service, if they showed special aptitude at say shooting, they were offered better rations, better pay as a Sgt and better conditions, all suitable inducements for young private soldiers who, in many cases, had nothing to go home to.

Like many former Soviet SF, the army, navy and air force spetznaz came under the control of the GRU and yes - there were whole battalions of them, attached to 'Fronts', as the Soviets called their armies.

With the end of the cold war and with 'peace' breaking out all over the world, bad leadership and redundancies swept away many of these battalions. You can find many a former Spetznaz training and cross-training with western SF throughout the world and doing jobs ranging from bounty hunter in the US or providing recon teams in Bosnia or Iraq.

Always remember that it was the KGB's special forces, the OSNAZ that carried out the assination of the president of Afghanistan, captured the presidential palace and radio transmitter that spearheaded the Spetznaz assault on Kabal airport during the invasion of Afghanistan.

As to 'there were no SAS in Viet Nam, only advisors' - utter BS. If you can get into it, take a look at the SAS web site. Try to get into the role of honour for those who fell in the 'Far East'. For Far East read Viet Nam. They are usually listed as parachute reg, Light Infantry or something similar. To the best of my knowledge having spoken to one who knows, there was about a squadron there - about the same size as the Aussies and New Zealand SAS - or weren't they there either - or for that matter, the Korean SAS. Who? Oh, I'm sorry. Didn't you know about the Korean SAS? Trained by us Brits, don't you know!

Sorry to sound off, but some of you get my back up. Only because I've been there and done that and got the T-Shirt to prove it!

AND I wrote the book and I rewrote the script and directed the movie. Didn't star in the movie though. They got some daft buggar called Sean Bean to play the part!





lol im so sorry but between me and my buddy we are both rolling laughing.

anyone claiming to be andy mctwat on any forum must be mental. he betrayed his own, dis owned by the regiment.
if it wasnt for him being in the public eye he wouldnt be here shall we say, he left behind alot of enemies



posted on Mar, 4 2005 @ 08:33 PM
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The
SOG is the US Marshals Services tactical unit they are specially trained and highly disciplined unit. SOG is a self supporting response unit capable of responding to emergencies anywhere in the US or its territories. Many of the members of SOG also are full time Deputies and remain on call for SOG missions 24 hours a day. There missions are Fugitive Apprehension, Dignitary Protection, Court Security, transporting high profile and dangerous prisoners, witness security, and asset seizures.


Pretty cool unit I think thats great that we have our own unit that is specially trained to capture fugitives, and I honor the people that are full time Marshals but are also part of this unit. Any thoughs on this unit?



posted on Mar, 4 2005 @ 08:58 PM
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The
GCMC or (close quarters combat group) is an elite unit of the French Navy. Answering to the French Naval Special Operations Command, this unit is tasked with doing Maritime CT missions. Formed in 1994 , this highly trained unit of naval warriors specialize in doing maritime assaults. The units members are specially trained in selective shooting, combat medicine, small boat handling, and CQB techniques. GCMC regulary trains with other nations CT teams.



I think this unit could be used or maybe is used to help the US Navy search transports for terrorists or dangerous material traveling around the world.



posted on Mar, 4 2005 @ 09:03 PM
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I suggest you read "SAS-The World’s Best", by Peter Darman,quite an interesting book with nice photos.



posted on Mar, 16 2005 @ 05:39 PM
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This
link tells about the National security guards, here is some basic info.

The NSG is trained in the following operations

Neutralization of specific terrorist threats in vital installations
Engaging and neutralizing terrorists in specific situations
handling hiijack situations involving piracy in the air and on land
rescue of hostages in kidnap situations




[edit on 16-3-2005 by blue cell]



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