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Originally posted by deltaboy
The units are built for the same thing. The SAS may face a situation that they may be ordered or if they believe they can apprehend the suspects and interrogate them as well as rescue the hostages. Same thing for SWAT. Question is if the SAS prefer to kill the suspects or apprehend them in anyway they can. Same as for SWAT. How does SWAT deal with a scenario if tangos took over a school? Kill the tangos and rescue the children? If the tango has a bomb vest on him or her, then a SWAT member will not hesitate to kill that person. The SAS may not be in the law enforcement, however they could be order to apprehend a suspect without having to kill that person.
Originally posted by sardion2000
The Tactics me and my friends use in Counterstrike & Rainbow Six are better then that.
I agree. Pure PR/Propaganda.
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
Same guy also said that the SAS has gotten a little soft lately compared to the British Royal Marines. He trained with them and he said that they have a much darker charachter to their ideology.
Originally posted by mojoberg
well at least these tactics used by the SAS are known to work. Whereas the SAS rely on more simple methods and tactics to get the job done you could say they American SF rely too much on technology and less on effective soldiering and tactics. In the tora bora mountains of afghanistan SAS soldiers were frustrated with the US forces when hunting Bin Laden due to the fact they would not attack until they had all their air assets in place the SAS then decided to go in by themselves killing many enemy.
Originally posted by Slice
Originally posted by mojoberg Ex SAS soldier ANdy Macnab wrote in one of his books that in a joint sas/delta force exercise in rescuing hostages the dejta guys had so much kit on them that the SAS had fast roped out of the helicopters and had made entry into the building before the Delta guys had even got out of the helicopters.
That means the US Marine Delta Force came completely prepared for ANYTHING. That doesn't say much for the SAS. So what they can enter a building faster. How much backup ammunition did they have? How many flash bangs, frags, and smoke grenades did they have? Medical equipment? Communication equipment? Speed is not always the best solution. Being prepared for the SNAFU is. SAS is more like a Suicidal Acceleration Squad. Would you rush into combat with 100 bullets or 1000?