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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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The main thrust of the OIF ground assault burst forth from Kuwait, with the I MEF striking northwards while the U.S. Army’s V Corps swung northwest to towards the lower Euphrates Valley.
The 3rd ID led the charge, breaching an earthen berm on the border and blitzing about 90 miles northwards to seize the enemy airbase at Tallil by 22 MAR. 3rd ID elements secured critical Euphrates River crossings and reached As Samawah, 130 miles away from Kuwait.
By 23 MAR, the 101st ABD was conducting attack helicopter assaults which penetrated as far as Baghdad. Special Forces units attached to Task Force Viking and Task Force Dagger penetrated Iraq from the northeast and southwest during these early days of OIF. #Armyhistory #USArmy
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Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, the military intervention to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein’s dictatorial regime, began on 19 MAR 2003 and was the culmination of months of planning and international negotiation. #IraqWar
A 46-strong coalition of the willing was assembled under U.S.-leadership. Four countries (the U.S., the U.K., Australia, and Poland) committed combat troops to the initial invasion. The U.S. Army contributed 50% of the deployed personnel utilized in the campaign.
The most of the ~230,000 U.S. Army soldiers were deployed under V Corps, which organized itself in Kuwait and included the 3rd ID, the 4th ID, the 82nd ABD, and the 101st ABD. V Corps and the I MEF would thrust northwest from Kuwait into Iraq at the start of OIF.
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#GuerreEnUkraine D+353 (11/02) PdS2 - Théâtres

1/Dniepr, rive gauche, des opérations et des destructions
2/Front X, couches sur couches
3/#Russie, des prisons et des milices

14ème campagne aérienne des lâches de #Moscou 👇

1/Dniepr, rive gauche, des opérations et des destructions

Les #specialforces ukrainiennes mènent des opérations👇 rive gauche qui ont pour effet de fixer des troupes d'élite russes, indisponibles ailleurs


L'artillerie ukrainienne continue à détruire des objets russes
ici, artillerie russe auto-tractée (4 howitzers Msta-S 152mm)👇

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Wątek na podstawie wywiadu z operatorem Jednostki Specjalnej OMEGA, wchodzącej w skład 🇺🇦 Gwardii Narodowej.

- CZĘŚĆ 2 -

O Jednostkach Specjalnych; o błędach obu stron; o profesjonalizmie w walce; o sprzęcie i bliskiej walce.


#Ukraine #Ukraina #OMEGA #UkraineRussiaWar️
1. Na północ od Kijowa walczyły następujące 🇺🇦 jednostki specjalne:
- SSO (140 Centrum Operacji Specjalnych)
- Alfa SBU
- Omega


#SOF #SSO #SpecialForces
2. Ukrainiec potwierdza, że były rosyjskie Grupy Dywersyjne, ale mówi że nie na taką skalę i nie w takich ilościach jak je opisano. Sugeruje, że celowo rozprzestrzeniano takie informacje, żeby narobić paniki.

„Strach rodzi strach”

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Wojska 🇺🇦 odbiły wieś Ruśka Łozowa, która znajduje się na północ od Charkowa.

➡️ Wieś znajduje się przy autostradzie łączącej Charków z Biełgorodem (oś N-S)
➡️ Jej strategiczne położenie pozwala kontrolować linie komunikacyjne
➡️ Ponadto, stamtąd prowadzono ostrzał Charkowa Image
➡️ W akcji wzięła udział jednostka specjalna "Kraken" i żołnierze/funkcjonariusze Głównego Zarządu Wywiadu MO Ukrainy
➡️ Wg. 🇺🇦 w trakcie walki zginęło 100 🇷🇺 i około 20 jednostek sprzętu
➡️ Przejęto również spore ilości sprzętu porzuconego przez 🇷🇺
Materiał wideo wypuszczony przez stronę 🇺🇦

cz. 1
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An amazing analysis of the current #Ukraine️ #war
@kamilkazani takes us back to Cold War and evolution of Russian war machine based on those weapons/tactics.
Question: Will this op prove to be as much a watershed for #Russianarmy as it was for #UkrainianArmedForces in 2014?
In addition, the entire situation raises further questions
1-As mentioned in the tweet above, would this stimulate transformation of military affairs in the #RussianArmy in particular and #RussianArmedForces forces in general?
Especially considering the points @kamilkazani made?
2-Actually, and retrospectively, this raises more questions. And these questions are based on President #Putin own past career in particular and the post #SovietUnion combat experience of the #RussianArmedForces in general
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The Stasi bunker in Bavaria

Unnoticed by Western intelligence services, the Stasi established a secret "Stay Behind" network in West Germany. A piece of #ColdWarHistory that has been forgotten 1/12
The "Haus am Berg" with the address Geitau 21 was a holiday guesthouse with a view of the Alps. Geitau, a tourist spot between Schliersee and Bayrischzell. But the lonely house on the mountainside had another function. It served as a secret commando bunker for the #Stasi 2/12
The location was perfectly chosen. A few hundred metres away is a field airport. Ideal for rapid troop deployments. The Austrian border is a few kilometres away. Numerous winding paths cross the green border of both states 3/12
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Dernier jour de vacances d'été, récit. Coincée depuis 9 heures dans un TGV @SNCF Pau-Paris et nous sommes arrêtés... un peu après Bordeaux. (1/n) Thread tentant de transcender cette expérience ⤵️
Chronologie. 9h45: départ du train depuis Pau. 10h15: arrêt inopiné à Puyoô. 10h45: annonce que nous restons arrêtés pour une durée indéterminée car un "caténaire a été arraché". Déjà, les passagers flairent le roussi... Mais sont loin de se douter de ce qui les attend.
10h45: annonce que nous serons bloqués pour au moins 2h. 11h15: annonce que nous serons bloqués au moins 4h. 12h: annonce que nous serons bloqués au moins jusqu'à 15h ! Arrive alors...
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This is Zia Ghafoori. He was just a teenager when he signed up to be an interpreter for #SpecialForces soldiers fighting in #Afghanistan, a choice that drew a target on his back.

Full story: Image
@USASOCNews @3rdSFGroup @5thForces @USArmy "I want people to understand the sacrifice these guys made." - retired #GreenBeret Major David Smyth
@USASOCNews @3rdSFGroup @5thForces @USArmy Ghafoori was granted his SIV in 2014 and now lives in Charlotte with his wife and four children. But 19,000 #Afghan applicants are still waiting for the @StateDept decide their fate.
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