Special Operations / Special Operations 2015
Spec Ops History: The French Resistance of World War II
The French Resistance played a critical role in World War II with its revolutionary guerrilla warfare tactics and effective sabotaging.
Spec Ops History: The Rescue of Roy Hallums
After being taken hostage in Baghdad, American Roy Hallums was freed by Delta Force members after 10 months of captivity.
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Robert Rogers: The Original Army Ranger
Considered one of the pioneers of guerrilla warfare, Robert Rogers' tactics are still being used by US Army Rangers today.
Spec Ops History: Two Notable US Failures in Iran, Somalia
Attempts to rescue American hostages in Iran in 1980 and two Black Hawk helicopters in Somalia in 1993 resulted in serious casualties.
Spec Ops History: Navy SEALs Rescue ‘Morning Glory’ Oil Tanker
After Libyan rebels hijacked the oil tanker MV Morning Glory, the Libyan government reached out to the US for help, which came in the form of Navy SEALs.
Spec Ops History: 1976 Raid and Rescue at Entebbe Airport
In 1976, Israeli commandos executed what is regarded as one of the most successful special ops missions in history at the Entebbe Airport in Uganda.
Spec Ops History: Task Force Dagger Targets Taliban
A series of Task Force Dagger operations, involving US air power and Afghani muscle on the ground, brilliantly targeted the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Spec Ops History: SEAL Team Six’s Attempted Capture of Abdikadar
Navy SEAL Team Six failed to capture Abdikadar Mohammed Abdikadar, believed to be a mastermind behind the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Kenya.
Spec Ops History: Failed American Hostage Rescue in Syria
Americans James Foley and Steven Sotloff were captured by ISIS in Syria, and a failed rescue attempted ultimately resulted in their deaths.