Secret Commandos

Secret Commandos

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.

Author: John L. Plaster

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439142479

Category: History

Page: 384

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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.
Categories: History

SOG

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 ...

Author: John L. Plaster

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501189586

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 473

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).
Categories: History

Hitler s Secret Commandos

Hitler s Secret Commandos

Using German archive material, first-hand accounts and other published material this is the first comprehensive history of the K-Verband.

Author: Helmut Blocksdorf

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781781596579

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 170

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.
Categories: History

Secret Green Beret Commandos in Cambodia

Secret Green Beret Commandos in Cambodia

We could call this book "Special Operations Recon Mission Impossible.

Author: Fred S. Lindsey

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477273081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 740

View: 881

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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Story Of American s Commandos In Vietnam

A Story Of American s Commandos In Vietnam

John L. Plaster served three one-year tours with MACV-SOG, and this book is a true insider's account, revealing much about this top-secret commando unit and its covert missions in North Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Author: Tonya Vecellio

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798745385346

Category:

Page: 36

View: 172

Military Assistance Command, Vietnam--Special Operations Group (later renamed Studies and Observations Group)--was the elite military unit of the Vietnam War, so secret that its existence was denied by the U.S. government. The group reported directly to the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff, and much of its history and exploits were concealed for years from the general public by a veil of secrecy and confidentiality. John L. Plaster served three one-year tours with MACV-SOG, and this book is a true insider's account, revealing much about this top-secret commando unit and its covert missions in North Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. John Plaster (aka the plastic man) is a retired American army major, sniping expert, and author who is most renowned for being one of the greatest snipers in history. He is a Vietnam vet who was a member of the covert studies and observation group/special operations group (SOG). The group was integral to any success the united states recorded in the Vietnam war but yet so secret that the American government denied their existence at the time. John was one of their leading marksmen and most honorable members.
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The Secret Commandos Of Ghana And Cuba

The Secret Commandos Of Ghana And Cuba

A historical account of the recruitment, training and other processes about Ghana-Cuba-trained Commandos you should not miss!

Author: Ellan Bumgarner

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798740550237

Category:

Page: 230

View: 690

A historical account of the recruitment, training and other processes about Ghana-Cuba-trained Commandos you should not miss! In this Military Special Forces Book, you will discover: - Chapter 1: Jerry John Rawlings - Chapter 2: The Recruitment History - Chapter 3: Travellers Without Destination - Chapter 4: At The Afienya Training Centre - Chapter 5: From Quarantino to Camp too - Chapter 6: Pinar del Rio - Chapter 7: Why Cuba? - Chapter 8: The Birth of 6o479 Commandos - Chapter 9: The Trials And Triumphs Of The Commandos - Chapter 10: The PNDC Defence and National Security Politics - And so much more! Get your copy today!
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Our Secret War Against Red China

Our Secret War Against Red China

Author: Emile C. Schurmacher

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120061572

Category: Espionage, American

Page: 176

View: 744

Categories: Espionage, American

X Troop

X Troop

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.

Author: Leah Garrett

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 0358172039

Category:

Page: 320

View: 709

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.
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Secret Warriors Volume 6

Secret Warriors Volume 6

While Fury mourns, Hydra's Kraken advances his plans to wipe all otherplayers off the board. Baron Strucker is already his captive, and a distraught Fury is next! COLLECTING: SECRET WARRIORS 25-28

Author:

Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 0785158154

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 112

View: 443

Summoned to the Brotherhood of the Shield's labyrinthine domain in 1961, Nick Fury, Baron Strucker and nine others learned of the Great Wheel - upon which turned the fate of the world. Would they play their parts as their host, Aries, requested? Would they keep centuries old secrets and guard against betrayals? Wouldthey help shield - and in so doing, themselves? In the present, Nick Fury stands over his son Mikel's grave and wonders if it was all worth it. Assembling his Secret Warriors, losing his howling commandos, destroying the leviathan - what isthe meaning of war when you've outlived all those you sent into battle? While Fury mourns, Hydra's Kraken advances his plans to wipe all otherplayers off the board. Baron Strucker is already his captive, and a distraught Fury is next! COLLECTING: SECRET WARRIORS 25-28
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Commandos

Commandos

Offering inside details of the US special operations forces, former Newsweek and Time correspondent Douglas Waller reveals the excruciating training and dangerous missions behind America’s elite fighting forces.

Author: Douglas Waller

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982128227

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 360

Discover what it takes to fight alongside the very best of America’s armed forces in this heart-pounding precursor to American Sniper and SEAL Team Six. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the most secret and elite of clandestine warriors, including the Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Delta Force. Offering inside details of the US special operations forces, former Newsweek and Time correspondent Douglas Waller reveals the excruciating training and dangerous missions behind America’s elite fighting forces. Following them closely into battle in Operation Desert Storm, Waller shares never-before-revealed scenes and details from the US Special Forces–waged Scud-busting night raids, firefights, and some of the most unconventional and dangerous war missions in history. In this vivid account, Waller’s singular experience not only shines a light on the obstacles these soldiers face but gives an intimate portrait of the individual men and women serving our country. His inside reporting highlights the humanity of these soldiers by sharing their struggles, perseverance, and triumphs.
Categories: History

The Commandos

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 ...

Author: Douglas C. Waller

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0440220467

Category: Fiction

Page: 469

View: 963

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
Categories: Fiction

Spies and Commandos

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.

Author: Kenneth J. Conboy

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047713733

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 488

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.
Categories: History

X Troop

X Troop

'This is Inglorious Basterds - but much better. Because it is the real story of clandestine Jewish fighters wreaking havoc against the Nazi war machine' Norman Ohler, author of Blitzed June 1942.

Author: Leah Garrett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473570139

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 440

'This is Inglorious Basterds - but much better. Because it is the real story of clandestine Jewish fighters wreaking havoc against the Nazi war machine' Norman Ohler, author of Blitzed June 1942. The shadow of the Third Reich has fallen across the entire European continent. In desperation, Winston Churchill and his chief of staff form an unusual plan: a new commando unit made up of Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria who escaped to Britain just before the War. Many have lost their families, their homes - their whole worlds. And now, in the crucial final battles against the Nazis, they will stop at nothing to defeat them. 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 Europe 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.
Categories: History

The Price of Fear

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 ...

Author: Ibrahim Warde

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

ISBN: STANFORD:36105127412281

Category: Terrorism

Page: 262

View: 126

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.
Categories: Terrorism

Canada s Secret Commandos

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.

Author: David Pugliese

Publisher: Spotlight Poets

ISBN: 1895896185

Category: Commando troops

Page: 231

View: 616

Categories: Commando troops

Australian Commandos

Australian Commandos

Little-known story of elite Australian commandos and their daring, clandestine operations deep in enemy-held territory Many of their missions remain classified This is a fascinating account of Australia's M/Z commando unit and the part it ...

Author: A. B. Feuer

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811732940

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 946

Little-known story of elite Australian commandos and their daring, clandestine operations deep in enemy-held territory Many of their missions remain classified This is a fascinating account of Australia's M/Z commando unit and the part it played in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. M Unit personnel were secretly landed to set up coast-watching posts and radio stations to monitor Japanese shipping movements and bombing flights. Members of the Z Unit carried out raids in enemy-controlled areas and also attacked targets of opportunity. Many commandos were delivered on their missions by U.S. Navy submarines that sneaked into dangerously shallow waters to put the men ashore. Other operatives were inserted by PT boats, Catalina aircraft, parachute, and snake boats.
Categories: History

Missions Most Secret

Missions Most Secret

Inside them , groups of commandos huddled , trigger fingers poised on their
weapons , alert and ready for action . The fight came sooner than anticipated .
With the suddenness of a thunderflash , the horse - shoe curve of cliffs erupted in
a ...

Author: Graeme Cook

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037109712

Category: Spies

Page: 185

View: 836

Categories: Spies

Oyster

Oyster

The Story of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service Brian Toohey, William
Pinwill ... The prospect of being carried off by a squad of swashbuckling
Australian secret commandos is unlikely to have endeared itself to the proud and
fastidious ...

Author: Brian Toohey

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001707361

Category: Espionage, Australian

Page: 322

View: 496

Categories: Espionage, Australian

Bulgarian Horizons

Bulgarian Horizons

Here , as in all seaside towns in the world , there are fine boys who are in love
with the sea and thirsting for adventure and travel . They play at Indians ,
organize ' secret commandos ' , ferret out criminals , build little birdhouses and do
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000117759021

Category: Arts

Page:

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No. 6- include separately paged literary supplements, with articles in English, French, German and Russian.
Categories: Arts

Christian nationalism and the Rise of the Afrikaner Broederbond in South Africa 1918 48

Christian nationalism and the Rise of the Afrikaner Broederbond in South Africa  1918 48

The security precautions may suggest that the conspirators discussed violence
as a means to overthrowing the system . This was a course of action advocated in
some militant Nationalist circles keen to set up secret commandos , like the much
 ...

Author: Charles Bloomberg

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106009901619

Category: Afrikaner Broederbond

Page: 250

View: 601

Categories: Afrikaner Broederbond