U.S. Special Forces: Green Berets

070626-N-6436W-001 BAGHDAD, IRAQ -- U.S. Forces "stack up" to demonstrate entry tactics. Coalition and Iraqi forces together make up the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Force. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (Naval Air Crewman) Michael B.W. Watkins

Editor’s note: This website calls for Republicans and conservatives to get serious about the information war — and for a political counterinsurgency. The American military sets the standard for military counterinsurgency due to its special forces — and the parallels are exact. Here is part 3 of 5 from the intrepid Tami Jackson — be sure to read the entire article by following the link below:

Study of our U.S. military history serves to remind us the great price paid for the great liberties we now enjoy.

Abraham Lincoln said it well in his Gettysburg Address:

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.

It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

That phrase, “the last full measure of devotion,” aptly describes the blank check each service member signs, the willingness to give all for God and country.

Among our brave American military, Special Forces are often called upon when conventional forces are unsuited for missions requiring extreme speed and stealth.

The Green Berets stand tall among the line-up of Special Operations Forces. And while many Special Forces can trace their lineage to Rogers’ Rangers and the French and Indian war, the first permutation of the Green Berets (Army Special Forces) was the First Special Service Force (FSSF).

Also called the “Devil’s Brigade,” FSSF was a joint U.S. — Canadian brigade created in 1942. Legends abound that the Canadian volunteers numbered 800 of the finest soldiers our neighbors to the North could muster; the 1000 Americans largely malcontents and rascals.

Quartered near Helena, Montana, the Canadians’ and Americans’ training included close-quarters combat, infiltration, skiing, mountaineering, airborne and amphibious assaults, and weapons and demolition skills.

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