Secret Commandos

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Secret Commandos

Author: John L. Plaster

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439142475

Page: 384

View: 299

Major John L. Plaster recalls his remarkable covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War in a “comprehensive, informative, and often exciting…account of an important part of the overall Vietnam tragedy” (The New York Times). Before there were Navy SEALs, there was SOG. Short for “Studies and Operations Group,” it was a secret operations force in Vietnam, the most highly decorated unit in the war. Although their chief mission was disrupting the main North Vietnamese supply route into South Vietnam, SOG commandos also rescued downed helicopter pilots and fellow soldiers, and infiltrated deep into Laos and Cambodia to identify bombing targets, conduct ambushes, mine roads, and capture North Vietnamese soldiers for intelligence purposes. Always outnumbered, they matched wits in the most dangerous environments with an unrelenting foe that hunted them with trackers and dogs. Ten entire teams disappeared and another fourteen were annihilated. This is the dramatic, page-turning true story of that team’s dedication, sacrifice, and constant fight for survival. In the “gripping” (Publishers Weekly) Secret Commandos, John Plaster vividly describes these unique warriors who gave everything fighting for their country—and for each other.

Hitler s Secret Commandos

... Helmut Blocksdorf. HITLER'S SECRET COMMANDOS OPERATIONS OF THE
K - VERBAND by Helmut Blocksdorf Translation by Geoffrey Brooks X Pen &
Sword MILITARY First published in Great Britain in 2008 by Pen & Front Cover.

Hitler s Secret Commandos

Author: Helmut Blocksdorf

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1781596573

Page: 208

View: 242

Hitler's Secret Commandos is the history of the K-Verband naval commando unit, established in 1943 to reek havoc amongst invading allied forces involved in amphibious landings or actions, against German-occupied coasts.Following the Italian and British example, the basic idea was for a small, exceptionally well-trained and absolutely reliable commando force using the maximum element of surprise. Midget U-boats, and small torpedo-carrying craft along the lines of the "explosive boats" used by the Italian Navy, were designed for individual operations while a naval assault troop was formed for missions against important enemy operational targets near the sea after being landed from naval vessels offshore.Using German archive material, first-hand accounts and other published material this is the first comprehensive history of the K-Verband. It charts the development, structure, selection, training and equipment the Commando_unit used together with a detailed narrative of the operations undertaken.The material has been translated from a German text, previously published in Germany with wide acclaim.

Canada s Secret Commandos

"Award winning journalist David Pugliese tells you everything the government doesn't want you to know about the most secret unit in the Canadian military today - Joint Task Force Two.

Canada s Secret Commandos

Author: David Pugliese

Publisher: Spotlight Poets

ISBN: 9781895896183

Page: 231

View: 144

SECRET GREEN BERET COMMANDOS IN CAMBODIA

The 5th Special Forces Group – Airborne, 5th SFG(A), formed and ran three
projects for “in-country” recon mission – called ... Thus SOG was the sole Top
Secret “black” operational force for MACV; and the 5th SFGA was tasked to
handle all of ...

SECRET GREEN BERET COMMANDOS IN CAMBODIA

Author: LTC Fred S. Lindsey, USA Ret

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477273077

Page: 740

View: 955

We could call this book “Special Operations Recon Mission Impossible.” A small group of highly trained, resourceful US Special Forces (SF) men is asked to go in teams behind the enemy lines to gather intelligence on the North Vietnamese Army units that had infiltrated through Laos and Cambodia down the Ho Chi Minh trails to their secret bases inside the Cambodian border west of South Vietnam. The covert reconnaissance teams, of only two or three SF men with four or five experienced indigenous mercenaries each, were tasked to go into enemy target areas by foot or helicopter insertion. They could be 15 kilometers beyond any other friendly forces, with no artillery support. In sterile uniforms - with no insignia or identification, if they were killed or captured, their government would deny their military connection. The enemy had placed a price on their heads and had spies in their Top Secret headquarters known as SOG. SOG had three identical recon ground units along the border areas. This book tells the history of Command and Control Detachment South (CCS). The CCS volunteer warriors and its Air Partners – the Army and Air Force helicopter transport and gunship crews who lived and fought together and sometimes died together. This is the first published history of CCS as compiled by its last living commander, some forty years after they were disbanded. It tells of the struggles and intrigue involved in SOG’s development as the modern-day legacy of our modern Special Operations Commands. Forbidden to tell of their experiences for over twenty years; their After Action Reports destroyed even before they were declassified – surviving veterans team together to tell how Recon men wounded averaged 100 percent; and SOG became the most highly decorated unit in Vietnam and all were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.

SOG

In SOG, Major John L. Plaster, a three-tour SOG veteran, shares the gripping exploits of these true American warriors in a minute-by-minute, heartbeat-by-heartbeat account of the group’s stunning operations behind enemy ...

SOG

Author: John L. Plaster

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501189581

Page: 368

View: 737

John Plaster’s riveting account of his covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War is “a true insider’s account, this eye-opening report will leave readers feeling as if they’ve been given a hot scoop on a highly classified project” (Publishers Weekly). Code-named the Studies and Observations Group, SOG was the most secret elite US military unit to serve in the Vietnam War—so secret its very existence was denied by the government. Composed entirely of volunteers from such ace fighting units as the Army Green Berets, Air Force Air Commandos, and Navy SEALs, SOG took on the most dangerous covert assignments, in the deadliest and most forbidding theaters of operation. In SOG, Major John L. Plaster, a three-tour SOG veteran, shares the gripping exploits of these true American warriors in a minute-by-minute, heartbeat-by-heartbeat account of the group’s stunning operations behind enemy lines—penetrating heavily defended North Vietnamese military facilities, holding off mass enemy attacks, launching daring missions to rescue downed US pilots. Some of the most extraordinary true stories of honor and heroism in the history of the US military, from sabotage to espionage to hand-to-hand combat, Plaster’s account is “a detailed history of this little-known aspect of the Vietnam War…a worthy act of historical rescue from an unjustified, willed oblivion” (The New York Times).

The Secret War with Germany

Meanwhile , the motor launches trying to land Commandos had run into a buzz
saw . Several of the craft , crammed with troops , were sunk by shellfire , and
swimming survivors were killed by heavy machine - gun fire . German fire was so
hot ...

The Secret War with Germany

Author: William B. Breuer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 318

View: 405

Recounts espionage successes and failures during World War II, including the breaking of the German code, commando raids, and planned assassinations and invasions never carried out

The Commandos

10 , 1990 ; Instruments of Statecraft : U . S . Guerrilla Warfare , Counter -
Insurgency , Counter - Terrorism , 1940 – 1990 , by Michael McClintock ( New
York : Pantheon , 1992 ) ; Presidents ' Secret Wars : CIA and Pentagon Covert
Operations ...

The Commandos

Author: Douglas C. Waller

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780440220466

Page: 469

View: 901

An inside look at U.S. special operations forces examines the most secret and elite of clandestine warriors, including Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Delta Force

The Black Commandos

Craig strode across the lawn — surrounded by his Commandos — and secret
service agents . He was ushered into the white house , down a long corridor and
finally into a room which was guarded as closely as Fort Knox . The President ...

The Black Commandos

Author: Julian Moreau

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 228

View: 665

Spies and Commandos

Complete operational account of the dangerous and deadly missions that made up a disastrous covert operation in which US commandos went behind enemy lines and were captured, killed, or returned with false information.

Spies and Commandos

Author: Kenneth J. Conboy

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 347

View: 432

Complete operational account of the dangerous and deadly missions that made up a disastrous covert operation in which US commandos went behind enemy lines and were captured, killed, or returned with false information.

Commandos

Operators may be away from home as many as ten months out of the year on
secret missions or training assignments, about which they can share little with
loved ones. Some commandos have secret codes they exchange over the phone
with ...

Commandos

Author: Douglas Waller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439142076

Page: 384

View: 477

A precursor to American Sniper or Seal Team Six, The Commandos is a heart-pounding look at what it takes to fight alongside the very best of America’s armed forces. In The Commandos, veteran Pentagon correspondent for Newsweek Douglas Waller gives a behind-the-scenes look at the most secret and elite of clandestine warriors. Offering inside details of the U.S. special operations forces, including Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Delta Force, Waller reveals the excruciating training and dangerous missions of America's elite fighting forces as he follows them following them into battle in Operation Desert Storm.

X Troop

This is an original account of Jewish rescue, resistance, and revenge.”—Wendy Lower, author of The Ravine and National Book Award finalist Hitler’s Furies

X Troop

Author: Leah Garrett

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0358177421

Page: 320

View: 141

The incredible World War II saga of the Jewish refugees who fought in Britain’s most secretive special-forces unit—but whose story has gone untold until now. June, 1942. The Third Reich is victorious everywhere. In desperation, Winston Churchill and his chief of staff form an unusual plan: a new commando unit made up of Jewish refugees who have escaped to Britain. Many have lost their families, their homes—their whole worlds. They will stop at nothing to defeat the Nazis. Trained in counterintelligence and advanced combat, this top-secret unit becomes known as X-Troop. Some simply call them a “suicide squad.” Drawing on extensive original research, including interviews with the last surviving members, Leah Garrett follows this unique band of brothers from Germany to England and back again, with stops at British internment camps, the beaches of Normandy, the battlefields of Italy and Holland, and the hellscape of Terezin concentration camp—the scene of one of the most dramatic, untold rescues of the war. For the first time, X Troop tells the astonishing story of these secret shock troops and their devastating blows against the Nazis.

Popular Mechanics

COVER STORY Popular Mechanics SEPTEMBER 1992 AMERICAS SECRET
COMMANDOS STATES UNITED Trained to infiltrate , observe and fight under
any conditions , special operations forces are becoming our first line of defense
in a ...

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Ian Fleming s Commandos

On 20 September 2010 the Pentagon ordered the entire first print-run of a book
written by a US military intelligence officer about spycraft in Afghanistan to be
destroyed, because it revealed secret classified information. One of the 200-odd
 ...

Ian Fleming s Commandos

Author: Nicholas Rankin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912025

Page: 416

View: 921

In 1941, the United Kingdom faced its darkest hour: it stood alone against the Germans, who had chased British forces out of France, Norway, and Greece. All it had left were desperate measures--commando raids, intelligence coups, feats of derring-do. Any such "novel enterprise," wrote Admiral John Godfrey, Director of Naval Intelligence, required "an officer with drive and imagination of the highest order." He found one in Commander Ian Fleming. In Ian Fleming's Commandos, Nicholas Rankin tells the exciting story of a secret intelligence outfit conceived and organized by Fleming. Named 30 Assault Unit, the group was expected to seize enemy codebooks, cipher machines, and documents in high-stakes operations. Assault unit commandos fought in the North African campaign and the invasions of Sicily and Italy, poked over the bones of bombed Pantelleria, and liberated Capri. Rebranded '30 Assault Unit', they went ashore on D-Day, heading for rocket-sites and radar-stations. They helped liberate Paris (including the Ritz Bar and the Rothschild mansion) and then set out to steal scientific and industrial secrets from the heart of Germany. Their final amazing coup was to seize the entire archives of the German Navy's three hundred tons of documents. Ian Fleming flew out in person to accompany the loot back to Britain, where it was combed for evidence to use in the Nuremburg trials. Based on incisive research and written with verve and insight, this new paperback edition of Ian Fleming's Commandos brings to life a long-obscured chapter of World War II and reveals the inspiration behind Fleming's famous fiction.

The Dick Gibson Show

... the top - secret Commandos " Bible , an indispensable guide to the deadly
methods of the heroic commandos of World War II . Be prepared ! Available
nowhere else ! Fully illustrated , as are all the pamphets in this exciting new
series !

The Dick Gibson Show

Author: Stanley Elkin

Publisher: Plume

ISBN:

Page: 400

View: 544

Fiction. A reprint of the fifth of Stanley Elkin's 17 published works, originally published in 1970, this novel anticipates talk radio and its crazed hosts. Characters include Arnold the Memory Expert, Bernie Perk the burning pharmacist, Henry Harper the 9-year-old orphan millionaire, a woman obsessed by pierced ears, an evil hypnotist, various con men and swindlers and Dick Gibson himself, a character who understands exactly what Americans want and gives it to them. "Stanley Elkin's imagination should be declared a national landmark" (Paul Auster). Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Price of Fear

Matthew Clark , “ Shifting roles of US spies and special forces : Pentagon takes
over some CIA spy operations while US ' super - secret ' commandos get duty on
US soil , ” Christian Science Monitor , January 25 , 2005 . 105 . Barton Gellman ...

The Price of Fear

Author: Ibrahim Warde

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

ISBN:

Page: 262

View: 516

This book discusses how terrorists raise and transfer money to finance terrorism, and discusses the laws, rules and regulations designed to combat the process. In the process, the author discusses the faulty assumption which has formed the basis of the U.S. financial war on terror: that Al-Qaeda and other related terrorist groups were comparable to drug lords and other international gangsters, and that the methods derived from the war on drugs could be uncritically transposed to the fight against terror. He concludes that tracking clean money being "soiled" for illicit purposes requires fundamentally different intelligence and law enforcement approaches from monitoring dirty money that is being laundered.

Secret Armies

Kennedy ' s emphasis on the work of special forces was underlined later that
same year when he paid a visit to their headquarters at Fort Bragg . He used the
occasion to approve formally the wearing of the green beret but , more
importantly ...

Secret Armies

Author: James Adams

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553281620

Page: 432

View: 550

A study of three special forces units--Delta Force of the U.S., Britain's SAS, and the Soviet Union's Spetznaz--includes behind-the-scenes accounts of such events as the U.S. invasion of Grenada and the Archille Lauro hijacking to reveal the rules of the"