The Son Tay Raid was a daring attempt to rescue approximately 50 American prisoners of war from North Vietnam. It was not successful.
How a Green Beret achieved immortality during one of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam WarSpecial Ops
SFC Eugene Ashley Jr., a Green Beret, earned the Medal of Honor during one of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War.
The Marine Corps is closing down its Scout Sniper platoonsOn Duty
The change has raised concern about the long-term loss of critical capabilities of Marine infantry units.
Colonel Paris Davis will finally be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in VietnamOn Duty
“I often think of those fateful 19 hours on June 18, 1965, and what our team did to make sure we left no man behind on that battlefield,” Davis said.
Operation Rype: That time when American agents wanted to hijack a Nazi train and blow up everything on its pathSpecial Ops
“We hoped to succeed by sheer bravado,” William Colby wrote. “This was the kind of direct American action they’d heard about…”
The US has failed at irregular warfare. This must stopFeatured
We mustn’t repeat the boom-and-bust cycle that has left the U.S. underprepared for irregular warfare in both larger- and smaller-scale conflicts.
The gear that MACV-SOG warriors carried and how it’s still relevant todaySpecial Ops
Meyer and the surviving SOG warriors are legends that the modern SF operators continue to look up to as forebearers who set lofty standards.
Righting a historic wrong: Colonel Paris Davis should be awarded the Medal of HonorSpecial Ops
“He has shown as much cold courage as any human I’ve ever heard of,” Major Cole said about Paris Davis’ actions.
The siege of the Green Berets at Plei Me: The first major battle of the US in VietnamHistory
In 1965, the scope of the Vietnam War was changing. The United States was moving from an advisory role to large combat formations in-country. It was only a matter of time before large troop concentrations faced each other in battle. Most of us are well familiar with the first large battle between American and North […]
Operation Junction City: Vietnam’s only large-scale airborne operationHistory
Although Operation Junction City was only a partial success, the U.S. proved the effectiveness of large-scale airborne deployments.