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Operation Azalee


Doolittle Raid

Operation Eagle Claw

Operation Jonathan

Operation Crimson Tide

OSS Bibliography

Patilla Field, Panama

Psychological Operations Tactics and Abilities

CQB Standard Breacher Operational Loadout

CQB Standard Individual Operational Loadout

CQB Airborne Sniper Operational Loadout

Operations Ivory Coast/Kingpin

Today's Army

Vnukovo Airlines Hijacking


BUD/S -Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL
CRRC -Combat Rubber Raiding Craft
CSAR - Combat Search and Rescue.
CQB - Close Quarters Battle
Direct Action or DA -assaults or strikes against enemy forces and compounds. A basic Special Ops mission
FARP -Forward Area Refueling Point
Flash Bang - A stun grenade used by counter-terrorist assault teams.
FID -Foreign Internal Defense
FLIR - Forward Looking Infra-Red
Gibush - Israeli test period, usually a selection to get into SF units.
HAHO -High Altitude/High Opening
HALO -High ALtitude/Low Opening
JSOC -Joint Special Operations Command
Medevac - Medical Evacuation.
NVG -Night Vision Goggles
SPECWAR - Special Warfare.
OPSEC -Operational Security
OSS - Office of Strategic Services.
Walk Point or Point - The first soldier in a patrol, responsible for finding mines or enemy soldiers
Psyops -Psychological Operations. spreading mis-information or causing moral problems in the enemy forces.
SAM -Surface to Air Missile
SAR -Search and Rescue
Satcom - Satellite Communications
SCUBA -Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
SDV - SEAL Delivery Vehicle, a minisub SEALS use to covertly insert long distances under water
SERE - Survival, Escape, Resistance and Evasion
SOE - Special Operations Executive. Britains Special ops in WWII
SPECWAR -US Navy term for Special Warfare
Strategic Reconnaissance or SR -Intelligence gathering missions with no direct action .
UDT -Underwater Demolitions Teams. Precurser to the SEALS, lsat one was deactivated in the early 80's.
Unconventional Warfare