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August 16, 2005

Marines, Navy SEALs forge new special operations team

Topics: Our Nation's Warriors in the war on terror

This Marine commando unit is known as Detachment One and was(is?) orginally housed at the Camp Del Mar Boat Basin. I know the place well, having served with Marine First Recon which was stationed there:

A brand-new Marine Corps special operations force is a project that has been in the conception and experimental stages since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. It became an operational test unit following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and its official existence is now pending only the signature of U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

But few insiders are talking about it, and for a variety of reasons.

Background - Corps joins special ops ranks

Hat tip - Jawa Report

Posted by Richard at August 16, 2005 10:46 PM

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