History UsefulNotes / TheModernDayRambo

11th Apr '17 3:45:25 AM rvale7
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* '''Nickname''': The Activity, Virginia Boys
* '''Known Codenames''': OPTIMIZE TALENT, GRANTOR SHADOW, CEMETERY WIND, CENTRA SPIKE, GRAY FOX, and TORN VICTOR

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* '''Nickname''': The Activity, Virginia Boys
Boys, The Army of Northern Virginia, Task Force Orange
* '''Known Codenames''': OPTIMIZE TALENT, ROYAL CAPE, GRANTOR SHADOW, CAPACITY GEAR, ROBIN COURT, CEMETERY WIND, CENTRA SPIKE, GRAY FOX, and TORN VICTORVICTOR, and INTREPID SPEAR



* '''Headquarters''': IdTellYouButThenIdHaveToKillYou
* They are the most secret of all US Special Operations units. They were formed in the wake of Operation Eagle Claw in order to prepare for a second attempt (Operation Credible Support, which never was carried out). The majority of them are recruited from the US Army Special Forces (unlike Delta, Rangers do not also make up a significant portion of the USAISA's recruits). They are so secret, in fact, that they do not have a name, merely a codename which constantly changes. Interestingly, the initial founders of the unit, back when it was still USAISA, were [[ViolentGlaswegian of Scottish descent]], which is why the unit's badge features an American eagle gripping a claymore surrounded by a kilt belt in the style of Scottish clan badges. They have been heavily involved in the War on Terror, including hunt for Bin Laden. Before that, they assisted Italian police forces during the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_L._Dozier#Kidnapping Dozier Affair]] and intercepted Nicaraguan Army communications during the Contra war.

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* '''Headquarters''': IdTellYouButThenIdHaveToKillYou
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
* They are the most secret of all US Special Operations units. They were formed in the wake of Operation Eagle Claw in order to prepare for a second attempt (Operation Credible Support, which never was carried out). The majority of them are recruited from the US Army Special Forces (unlike Delta, Rangers do not also make up a significant portion of the USAISA's recruits). They are so secret, in fact, that they do not have a name, merely a codename which constantly changes. Interestingly, the initial founders of the unit, back when it was still USAISA, were [[ViolentGlaswegian of Scottish descent]], which is why the unit's badge features an American eagle gripping a claymore surrounded by a kilt belt in the style of Scottish clan badges. They have been heavily involved in the War on Terror, including hunt for Bin Laden. Before that, they assisted Italian police forces during the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_L._Dozier#Kidnapping Dozier Affair]] and intercepted Nicaraguan Army communications during the Contra war. \n To disguise their existence, the Activity's official name on the Army's inventory has changed several times and they have been referred to by [[CovertGroupWithMundaneFront many mundane names, most recently the United States Army Studies and Analysis Activity]].
30th Nov '16 2:36:38 AM Morgenthaler
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Within the realm of military fiction, there are few areas that carry the same fascination, mystique, and underwear-soiling badassery as special operations. Known collectively as Special Operations Forces in the United States and Special Forces or some other variation thereof in the rest of the world, they are the elite within the elite; the bogeymen creeping up to the bad guys' beds in the night to snatch them away and take them to some mysterious black site in the middle of nowhere. They are the ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking sine qua non]]'' [[MisplacedNationalism of my-country-could-beat-your-country debates]]. When writers need to quickly demonstrate that their protagonist is [[{{Badass}} a stone-cold killer]], they just [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous name-drop one of these guys]] and they're good to go.

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Within the realm of military fiction, there are few areas that carry the same fascination, mystique, and underwear-soiling badassery as special operations. Known collectively as Special Operations Forces in the United States and Special Forces or some other variation thereof in the rest of the world, they are the elite within the elite; the bogeymen creeping up to the bad guys' beds in the night to snatch them away and take them to some mysterious black site in the middle of nowhere. They are the ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking sine qua non]]'' [[MisplacedNationalism of my-country-could-beat-your-country debates]]. When writers need to quickly demonstrate that their protagonist is [[{{Badass}} a stone-cold killer]], killer, they just [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous name-drop one of these guys]] and they're good to go.
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]]
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