The Rise of U.S. Army Special Forces in the 20th and 21st Centuries
From unconventional beginnings to the Global War on Terror, the need for US Army Special Forces has increased exponentially. With the fall of the Nazi regime in 1945 and the rise of the Iron Curtain across Europe, the US Army recognized the need for specialized troops who were experts in foreign language, friendly and enemy weapons, demolitions, airborne operations, counterinsurgency, and unconventional warfare. The Vietnam War provided a proving ground for the newly formed Green Berets. Their expertise in the science of warfare helped to train, advise, and assist South Vietnamese forces. ...
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