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The SAS and SBS - who often fight on land despite their naval connections - have been involved in America’s secret worldwide special forces activities since the start of the war on terror, operating alongside Delta, Seal Team Six and an ultra-secret US unit known as Task Force Orange. But Iraq has brought the differences between the two military cultures into sharp focus.
“The problem from the start was that operational training and procedures for the top UK and US special operations forces are vastly different,” one British source said.
In Iraq, British special forces aim to merge into the background, driving battered local cars and wearing cheap clothes bought in markets. They looked on aghast at their US colleagues who initially drove around in new Dodge pickups.
Originally posted by SevenThunders
I don't know about the SAS but all the SOCOM guys I've met have been outstanding and honorable men. It's not the normal function of these guys to make friends in enemy territory. Their normal function is to kill things and to blow them up. That's what the military does best. It's just too bad our leaders have such distorted and ambitious plans.