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Originally posted by browha
The Delta Force was modelled on the SAS, including selection process, but the standards were initially lowered because of the low rate of men passing through (a low level of fitness, compared to the SAS, whereas the requirements are more power focused).
The competitive exercises are well documented in many SAS biographies, joint-operations training.
edit: I've just been informed that Delta do not allow SEALs to go for selection by U2U from a member who tried to join the SEALs
Originally posted by browha
Source? I've read it somewhere, I do not remember where at the moment, but when I find it I will tell you... I know for certain that the Delta Force, however, was based upon the SAS.
There is no reason for 'our guys' to make up joint-training operations... It happens with most every other country in the world who want to do it! It's also good preparation for actual operations in the field side-by-side.
Originally posted by Trenchcoat
The existence of Delta Force is not a secret anymore. However it's not something that is widely discussed by the army.
Originally posted by wararts
if this village you mentioned does exist,, them dudes must be like war machines.....scary stuff.
Originally posted by weirdo
Delta Force was founded by Colonel charles Beckwith on the 2 June 1977.He was serving with the 7th Special Forces Group Fort Bragg in 1962 when he was seconded to the Britsh S.A.S. for one year.He returned to the states and recomended the formation of a similar unit.This was rejected by General Williams P Yarbourgh the commander of the Special Warefare Centre in 1963.Charles plans were put on the backburner until after the Vietnam war.In 1977 he was given authority to form the 1st special forces operations detachment-Delta.Originally formed using 1,200 men formed into sixteen man teams that could break down into four four man patrols.They are now based in fort Bragg North Caroline.There first operation was in november 4th 1979 called Desert One some 500 militant revelotionary guards and students broke into the U S Embassy in Tehran capturing 63 staff.The rescue mission was a complere c**k up which resulted in a large loss of life.Another operational c**k up was the invasion of Greneda ,confusion over the timing of the attack meant that Delta launched their attack during day light instead of at night.All of there missions to date have been in conjunction with seals,special forces and rangers.The HRT part of the group is pretty much none excistant.The future for Delta is unsure as large units with the same remit already excist.
[edit on 19-6-2004 by weirdo]