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Special operations forces and elusive enemy ground targets : lessons from Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War

Author: William Rosenau; United States. Air Force.; Rand Corporation.; Project Air Force (U.S.)
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Project Air Force/Rand, 2001.
Series: MR (Series), MR-1408-AF.
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In the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf conflict, special operations forces (SOF) conducted reconnaissance operations to locate hidden targets when political and other considerations prevented the deployment of conventional ground units and air power alone was unable to locate and eliminate elusive objectives. In Vietnam, SOF teams crossed the border into Laos to search for truck parks, storage depots, and other  Read more...
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Rosenau, William.
Special operations forces and elusive enemy ground targets.
Santa Monica, CA : Project Air Force/Rand, 2001
(DLC) 2001048556
(OCoLC)48003251
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Rosenau; United States. Air Force.; Rand Corporation.; Project Air Force (U.S.)
ISBN: 0833032305 9780833032300
OCLC Number: 50851067
Notes: "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
"MR-1408-AF"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 60 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction --
U.S. Air Ground Operations Against the Ho Chi Minh Trail, 1966-1972 --
Coalition Scud-Hunting in Iraq, 1991 --
Conclusions and Implications for Future Operations --
Appendix: Supplementary Materials.
Series Title: MR (Series), MR-1408-AF.
Responsibility: William Rosenau.

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Special operations forces can be effective where conventional ground units and air power alone cannot locate elusive or hidden ground targets, but there are limitations.  Read more...

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