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US MACV-SOG Reconnaissance Team in Vietnam (Warrior #159)

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Osprey's study of the Military Assistance Command of the Vietnam War (1955-1975). In 1964 Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, activated a joint unconventional task force known as the Studies and Observation Group--MACV-SOG. As a cover its mission was to conduct analysis of lessons learned in combat involved all branches of service. SOG's real mission was to conduct cover ...more
ebook, 64 pages
Published September 20th 2011 by Osprey Publishing (first published January 1st 2011)
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Michael Burnam-fink
This is part of that Osprey series that covers everything about war, so if you know the series, you get the general idea. This book covers training, equipment, and tactics in the most detail, operations a little bit, and the strategy and politics of black ops not at all.

That said, the most interesting parts are how soldiers joined MACV-SOG (it involved going AWOL and tracking down one of the secret HQs), and the massive personal firepower used by small teams to fight and survive behind enemy lin
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