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Piracy scourge of the high -- In the last twelve months over forty ships have been hijacked and more than two -- mariners have been taken hostage by pirates from Somalia.
A lawless country -- radical Islamist taken root.
Last week the -- Alabama became the first US flagged vessel to be seized by pirates in nearly 200 years -- -- attack pretax.
Steve over the last night.
The captain Richard Phillips to ensure his crew's safety offers -- -- as a hostage and his herded into a lifeboat.
He might still be held or dead.
But for US Navy SEALs parachuted into the ocean next USS Bainbridge.
To kill -- captors and rescuing that was classic.
Direct action mission for which the navy seal well -- Dick couch -- navy seal in Vietnam knows from personal experience how tough such an operation can be.
Go through your preparation launch attacks and target.
Three precise shots will bobbing target took the pirates out we'll have more on this extraordinary mission later.
I'm not the hero of the military there.
There are just 1500 Navy SEALs among America's 50000 -- special operators.
Meet the men and women who fight America's unconventional wars.
This slogan is did a -- -- affair Latin.
Read your press that's the motto the US special forces.
I'm Oliver North and this is war stories.
Coming to -- what US special operations base in Afghanistan.
The soldiers sailors airmen and Marines you'll see tonight the tip of the -- in the war against terror.
From the jungles of southeast Asia to the deserts of Iraq here on the slopes of the Hindu Kush.
Execute daring missions and bring security.
To some of the -- -- parts of the plan towards.
As we copied easily warriors.
-- the untold story.
Of US special operations.
-- been called masters of chaos.
Green berets frogman.
Swift and silent killers they're the elite warriors of US special operations command or sold.
The clothes and a good first officer and it.
-- highly intelligent at times you have to be very humble.
-- with other nationality and others wounded.
From his headquarters -- -- -- -- -- -- Mulholland commands the combined joint special operations task force Afghanistan.
They can't deal with different virus -- -- different.
-- -- -- make -- work program.
First activated in 1987 so -- now numbers more than 50000.
Unconventional warfare specialist.
From the army navy air force in -- they deployed around the world some of the most dangerous and sensitive missions undertaken by -- Armed forces.
Always been wanted to.
And I thought this was definitely the the road that I mean go down to continue to challenge myself both physically and mentally.
Captain Dave got through the army special forces the exit twelve million operational detachment -- Or -- in western Afghanistan -- had a couple of the key individuals that I got paired up with.
And we were able to outfit the team and we put together the training schedule from scratch.
War stories was permitted to reveal some of the spec ops personnel others we really trusted to keep secret.
We've got a good mix of people and and nowadays you guys from anywhere from a guys point four years old guys -- And the operate with the US Marines spec ops unit in the command that's the first of its kind where approximately.
Strong broken up into smaller teams operating -- independently -- fire bases throughout western.
Major Eric put -- it -- marine special operations company hotel.
And so -- was organized the Marine -- didn't happen units -- But in 2006.
When -- corps forces special operations command Marseille was established -- volunteers.
The death penalty operations officer second force reconnaissance company marks who is being developed and -- Freetown was one of thrown around as being a major part of building before special operations -- fans recognize that he needed.
More application across the globe where terrorists and our program.
-- costs general and Aston Robison commands the 2500 -- of -- the marine corps'.
Absolutely natural fit for that I decide to put -- mountain west.
Alone economists there was one special -- noted this is the first time.
And marine special operations team and detachment alpha has been paired together in combat there's a period of -- Fellow soldiers with -- as you would expect.
No warrior worth his salt take some -- -- -- On question currencies and tested.
So we fully expect that -- from the test.
I was skeptical at first but this is by far and one of my best the -- that there was if these two teams that are out here we're destined to work together just from the personalities.
Different skill sets -- in the same mentality that we both had about conducting business.
Is to train and advise and employ the Afghan National Army.
Let commando unit that we are visually -- Our war stories team -- with an accompanying the Afghan army's 207 commando battalions led by colonel Abdul Jabbar.
Describe for us your relationship with the Americans who were here in the space and that the pivotal position -- us we are working with special forces and -- and he's training our commandos and everything is going very well.
-- Afghan commando program right now is is hands down the best programs for Afghan national security forces.
They trained together they're outfitted.
And they get in north.
Extremely good program haven't struck.
From the operation attachments we do nothing without the Afghans are plus we have to do things by with them through the Afghan people.
New technologies have revolutionized the battlefield.
But for so called warriors human component remains front and center.
We must be able to adapt to and blend into the cultures in which they live train and fight.
Special forces they -- best when they've gone to that tribal leader vulnerable we can provide how we can help gaining his trust.
And then and only did he will -- his man who were the Americans facial hair.
And those tribes in certain parts -- is very very important.
They don't trust people who don't have mustaches and beards since so you're going to do that some specific mission -- that media perform out here require us.
Being able to use a blend in a little bit more with the local population.
This goes back to the days of Vietnam where these guys that sit down.
And smoke and drink certain precautions along with the tribal shelters -- never leave their character as American warriors they get famous adopt some of the local.
Culture walking that fine line is -- the special forces.
The -- -- that we're live this.
Hands down one of the best teams -- what we're both built a little different but we both brains.
Different ideas and having -- two different ideas makes missions run smoothly and Marines and soldiers.
Worked together they don't care what uniform their words they have a common -- common goals in there and making it work out together.
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