History UsefulNotes / TheModernDayRambo

30th Aug '16 1:25:20 AM Morgenthaler
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The Special Forces of the Polish Republic are the 4th branch of the [[PolesWithPoleaxes Polish Armed Forces]]. They have served with distinction throughout Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. They trace their lineage from various pre-war formations, such as the winged Hussars, as well as the Armia Krajowa, the Home Army of Poles who resisted the Nazi occupation of the General Government.

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The Special Forces of the Polish Republic are the 4th branch of the [[PolesWithPoleaxes [[UsefulNotes/PolesWithPoleaxes Polish Armed Forces]]. They have served with distinction throughout Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. They trace their lineage from various pre-war formations, such as the winged Hussars, as well as the Armia Krajowa, the Home Army of Poles who resisted the Nazi occupation of the General Government.
29th Aug '16 11:15:35 AM Morgenthaler
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!!Division Spezielle Operationen ([[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht Bundeswehr]])--Special Operations Division (Federal Defense Forces)

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!!Division Spezielle Operationen ([[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht ([[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht Bundeswehr]])--Special Operations Division (Federal Defense Forces)
28th Aug '16 3:39:46 AM Morgenthaler
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!!Brigade des Forces Spéciales Terre (BFST)--Special Ground Forces Brigade | [[GaulsWithGrenades French Army]]

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!!Brigade des Forces Spéciales Terre (BFST)--Special Ground Forces Brigade | [[GaulsWithGrenades [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades French Army]]
24th Aug '16 1:39:11 AM Morgenthaler
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!![[AussiesWithArtillery Special Operations Command (SOCOMD)]]

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!![[AussiesWithArtillery !![[UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery Special Operations Command (SOCOMD)]]
21st Aug '16 3:46:39 AM Morgenthaler
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!![[CanucksWithChinooks Canadian Special Operations Forces Command]] (CANSOFCOM)

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!![[CanucksWithChinooks !![[UsefulNotes/CanucksWithChinooks Canadian Special Operations Forces Command]] (CANSOFCOM)
30th Jul '16 8:09:08 PM JamesAustin
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* They exist. This much we know. However, their role, purpose, strength, funding, etc is all unknown. However, ''someone'' has to be introducing all these exiled Russian dissidents to their untimely appointments with the Grim Reaper, and odds on its these guys (even though [[MoscowCenter the Office itself]] vehemently denies its involvement and points that the Foreign Diversions department was disbanded ''back in the '50s''). They are believed to have around 300 men, possibly (at least initially) the men who resigned from Vympel when it came under MVD control.

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* They exist. This much we know. However, their role, purpose, strength, funding, etc is all unknown. However, ''someone'' has to be introducing all these exiled Russian dissidents to their untimely appointments with the Grim Reaper, and odds on its these guys (even though [[MoscowCenter [[UsefulNotes/MoscowCentre the Office itself]] vehemently denies its involvement and points that the Foreign Diversions department was disbanded ''back in the '50s''). They are believed to have around 300 men, possibly (at least initially) the men who resigned from Vympel when it came under MVD control.
20th Jun '16 3:48:25 PM EchoFourDelta
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* A notable example of the regiment's people was Lt Col Anatoly Lebed, a HandicappedBadass GeniusBruiser who despite losing his foot to anti-personnel mine in Afghanistan (after transferring to VDV from being a helicopter pilot) returned to service during Chechen wars where he almost lost an arm to mortar round's shrapnel covering his unit's retreat, designed his unit's gear and vehicles, and was generally a stone cold badass. He was also [[BadassBiker an avid biker]], which, unfortunately, led to his death in a road accident in 2011.

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* A notable example of the regiment's people was Lt Col Anatoly Lebed, a HandicappedBadass GeniusBruiser who despite losing his foot to anti-personnel mine in Afghanistan (after transferring to VDV from being a helicopter pilot) returned to service during Chechen wars where he almost lost an arm to mortar round's shrapnel covering his unit's retreat, designed his unit's gear and vehicles, and was generally a stone cold badass. He was also [[BadassBiker an avid biker]], which, unfortunately, led to his death in a road accident in 2011.



The Russian Navy operates four "Independent Naval Reconnaissance Spetsnaz Points", one for each Fleet (Pacific, Northern, Black Sea, Baltic). It can be presumed that they have similar capabilities and missions to Western combat diver units. They usually operate together with Marines and their bases are attached to the respective Marine units, even though they are administrativey independent.

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The Russian Navy operates four "Independent Naval Reconnaissance Spetsnaz Points", one for each Fleet (Pacific, Northern, Black Sea, Baltic). It can be presumed that they have similar capabilities and missions to Western combat diver units. They usually operate together with Marines and their bases are attached to the respective Marine units, even though they are administrativey administrative independent.
18th Jun '16 11:10:56 AM karstovich2
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* '''Motto''': ''[[Literature/TheBible "For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war."]]''

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* '''Motto''': ''[[Literature/TheBible "For ''"For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war."]]''"'' ([[Literature/TheBible Proverbs 24:6]])[[note]]This used to be the motto of the UsefulNotes/{{Mossad}}, but they later changed it to Proverbs 11:14.[[/note]]
8th Jan '16 8:04:31 PM Gjallarhorn
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* The "Green Berets" were inspired by another organization during World War II: the UsefulNotes/{{OSS}}, which would sneak around in enemy territory conducting sabotage and intelligence gathering operations, and working closely with members of the French Resistance. Their time truly came during the Cold War when the Soviet Union began sponsoring communist uprisings in other countries, most notably Vietnam where they reached the height of their fame, both as military advisers and as members of MACV-SOG, the codename for covert operations in Laos and Cambodia. Their popularity within the Army has risen and fallen over the years; at one point joining SF was considered career suicide for a soldier. Eventually they became their own branch within the Army, on par with the Infantry, Tanks, Medical, and others. Special Forces teams operate all over the world, with each Group working to become experts in one region. Their most well-known successes have been in South America and the initial fighting in Afghanistan. Special Forces are organized into Operational Detachment Alphas or "A-Teams" consisting of a wide range of technical specialists, including Weapons, Engineering, Communications, Medical, and Intelligence. Each of them has attended and passed Special Forces Assessment and Selection, and completed the year-long (or more) Q Course to earn their green beret. Never call them that, though--a green beret is a hat, not a man.

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* The "Green Berets" were inspired by another organization during World War II: the UsefulNotes/{{OSS}}, which would sneak around in enemy territory conducting sabotage and intelligence gathering operations, and working closely with members of the French Resistance. Their time truly came during the Cold War when the Soviet Union began sponsoring communist uprisings in other countries, most notably Vietnam where they reached the height of their fame, both as military advisers and as members of MACV-SOG, the codename for covert operations in Laos and Cambodia. Their popularity within the Army has risen and fallen over the years; at one point joining SF was considered career suicide for a soldier. Eventually they became their own branch within the Army, on par with the Infantry, Tanks, Medical, and others. Special Forces teams operate all over the world, with each Group working to become experts in one region. Their most well-known successes have been in South America and the initial fighting in Afghanistan. Special Forces are organized into Operational Detachment Alphas or "A-Teams" consisting of a wide range of technical specialists, including Weapons, Engineering, Communications, Medical, and Intelligence. Each of them has attended and passed Special Forces Assessment and Selection, and completed the year-long (or more) Q Course to earn their green beret. Never call them that, though--a green beret is a hat, not a man.
man. To be entirely clear, in military circles, the phrase "Special Forces" refers to the USASF and ONLY the USASF. It's insulting to call, say, CAG or SEALs "special forces". Partially because of the interservice rivally, partially because they are definitely distinct groups.
26th Dec '15 12:12:44 PM StFan
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* The "Green Berets" were inspired by another organization during World War II: the {{OSS}}, which would sneak around in enemy territory conducting sabotage and intelligence gathering operations, and working closely with members of the French Resistance. Their time truly came during the Cold War when the Soviet Union began sponsoring communist uprisings in other countries, most notably Vietnam where they reached the height of their fame, both as military advisers and as members of MACV-SOG, the codename for covert operations in Laos and Cambodia. Their popularity within the Army has risen and fallen over the years; at one point joining SF was considered career suicide for a soldier. Eventually they became their own branch within the Army, on par with the Infantry, Tanks, Medical, and others. Special Forces teams operate all over the world, with each Group working to become experts in one region. Their most well-known successes have been in South America and the initial fighting in Afghanistan. Special Forces are organized into Operational Detachment Alphas or "A-Teams" consisting of a wide range of technical specialists, including Weapons, Engineering, Communications, Medical, and Intelligence. Each of them has attended and passed Special Forces Assessment and Selection, and completed the year-long (or more) Q Course to earn their green beret. Never call them that, though--a green beret is a hat, not a man.

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* The "Green Berets" were inspired by another organization during World War II: the {{OSS}}, UsefulNotes/{{OSS}}, which would sneak around in enemy territory conducting sabotage and intelligence gathering operations, and working closely with members of the French Resistance. Their time truly came during the Cold War when the Soviet Union began sponsoring communist uprisings in other countries, most notably Vietnam where they reached the height of their fame, both as military advisers and as members of MACV-SOG, the codename for covert operations in Laos and Cambodia. Their popularity within the Army has risen and fallen over the years; at one point joining SF was considered career suicide for a soldier. Eventually they became their own branch within the Army, on par with the Infantry, Tanks, Medical, and others. Special Forces teams operate all over the world, with each Group working to become experts in one region. Their most well-known successes have been in South America and the initial fighting in Afghanistan. Special Forces are organized into Operational Detachment Alphas or "A-Teams" consisting of a wide range of technical specialists, including Weapons, Engineering, Communications, Medical, and Intelligence. Each of them has attended and passed Special Forces Assessment and Selection, and completed the year-long (or more) Q Course to earn their green beret. Never call them that, though--a green beret is a hat, not a man.



* Operation Neptune's Spear (2011)--Specially-modified Blackhawk helicopters flown by the 160th SOAR penetrated Pakistani airspace in the early hours of the morning carrying [=SEALs=] from DEVGRU. The [=SEALs=] assaulted a compound in the suburb of Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden, the man that America had hunted for 10 years. Although one of the helicopters crashed due to mechanical trouble, the [=SEALs=] escaped with bin Laden's body. The world erupts in a firestorm of SEAL publicity that is undoubtedly good for Naval Special Warfare's recruitment but complicates things for the normally secretive counterterrorist SEAL team. Chinese officials are reportedly seen inspecting the wreckage of the crashed Blackhawk.

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* Operation Neptune's Spear (2011)--Specially-modified Blackhawk helicopters flown by the 160th SOAR penetrated Pakistani airspace in the early hours of the morning carrying [=SEALs=] from DEVGRU. The [=SEALs=] assaulted a compound in the suburb of Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden, the man that America had hunted for 10 years. Although one of the helicopters crashed due to mechanical trouble, the [=SEALs=] escaped with bin Laden's body. The world erupts in a firestorm of SEAL publicity that is undoubtedly good for Naval Special Warfare's recruitment but complicates things for the normally secretive counterterrorist SEAL team. Chinese officials are reportedly seen inspecting the wreckage of the crashed Blackhawk.
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