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Moroccan Influence: Expansion and Regional Presence

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BOEL: Spanish Legion’s Elite

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Operation Anthropoid: A Semi-Improvised Assassination

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Fake News: Misinformation vs. Disinformation

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BOEL: Spanish Legion’s Elite

Despite the integration of the Legion amongst normal infantry units, a special forces unit commonly referred to as ‘BOEL’ acts as the Spanish Legion’s Elite forces. The Spanish Legion, originally the ‘Foreign Legion’, was established as a Rapid Reaction Force…

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Operation Anthropoid: A Semi-Improvised Assassination

Despite training, practice and resources, paramilitary operations are affected by time constraints as well as operational limitations and losses. In World War 2, attempted assassinations like ‘Operation Valkyrie’ remain visible due to the target and the nature of a targeted…

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Native American WW2 Veteran part of the Navaho Code Talker
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Native Americans in World Wars: Bravery and Sacrifice

Native Americans fought in foreign world wars because they wanted to belong. All humans want to belong. It’s an objective reality, and a universal desire of our species.    Belonging comes in many forms. Some forms align vertically, with a…

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Taskforce Takuba
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Task Force Takuba: European Special Forces in the Sahel

Importance of Task Force Takuba Task Force Takuba (TFT) is an example of the new geopolitical scenario relevant to European states. Takuba increases the share of a military burden against insurgents in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger. France continues to…

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Japan’s Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade

The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) is colloquially known as “Japan’s Marine Corps”. The unit was initially proposed in 2013 within the 2013 National Defence Program Guidelines, due to insights gained in joint naval exercises with the US. As a…

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Estonian Special Operations Forces
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ESTSOF: Estonian Special Operations Forces

Introduction Analysis suggests that Estonia has the most developed total defence and unconventional warfare processes and capabilities of any Baltic state [source]. Much of this is due to the Estonian Special Operation Forces; a highly specialised unit responsible for all…

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Milunka Savić: The Most-Decorated Female Soldier in History

In the 20th century, the role of a woman during a war was undervalued. From nurses and volunteers to female soldiers, women were considered inadequate for circumstances like a war or a battle. Going to the front was a “men…

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Danish Special Forces Jaeger Corps
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Danish Special Forces: The Huntsmen of Denmark

The Danish Special Forces personnel are highly specialised troops trained for unconventional warfare and non-standard reconnaissance missions. Selection and training processes for Danish Special Forces are incredibly rigorous due to the interdisciplinary nature of the job. Within its military manual,…

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The Caravan Hunters: Task Force Curtain

The Caravan War What are the options available when facing an actor in an unconventional warfare environment? To cut off the supply chain and limit long-term operating capabilities, for example. In 1984, the Soviet Union decided to attempt this strategy…

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Segregated Valor: The Harlem Hellfighters and 442nd RCT

The Harlem Hellfighters and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team’s tale begin with world wars and domestic tensions. In both World War I and World War II, units fought units in Europe with kinetic energy and professional violence at a scale…

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