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The modern conception of U.S. military special operations crystallized during the #VietnamWar, when elite special forces units conducted clandestine operations under the command of the MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG).
MACV-SOG was created on 24 JAN 1964 as a joint task force dedicated to covert operations under the command of a U.S. Army Special Forces colonel; accession to the unit was strictly voluntary, and the Army 5th Special Forces Group provided the largest share of volunteers. #USArmy
Its elements conducted a wide range of sensitive missions, including strategic reconnaissance, personnel recovery, psychological operations, direct action, sabotage, and counterintelligence. As the war escalated SOG grew, and its activities expanded into other countries.
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One of the biggest US Special Forces firefights of all-time was in Afghanistan in the Shok Valley. The fight was to remove a terrorist warlord who was running illegal rare earth mines to build his own empire in the province. @JoeSquawk @andrewrsorkin @BeckyQuick @CNBC
Be sure to look up this vicious battle as 15 Green Berets and 65 Afghan commandos fought an ambush of over 250 terrorists and not one single American 🇺🇸 died that day in a 6-hour firefight that endured 70 danger-close bombings of 1000lb JDAMS. While some of our bravest won’t
Have their arms or legs grown back, they fought for peace, stability, and the long-term economic prosperity of Afghanistan. With China moving in to rape the countryside and the people of Afghanistan, that dream will never be realized.…
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Dr. Christian Lambertsen & the Secret Story Behind #SCUBA

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Dr. Lambertsen laid groundwork for tech used by:
@USArmy #GreenBerets
& all diving enthusiast
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@NASA @us_navyseals @USArmy @uscoastguard Christian grew up near coast & studied medicine @RutgersU & @Penn
During summer break he experimented w underwater breathing devices.
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