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REVIEW: ‘WE DARED TO WIN’By Colonel Eeben Barlow  Africa Unauthorized Hannes Wessels’ latest book ‘We Dared to Win’ is a book no serious student of war in Africa should be without. It chronicles the final years of a very special clandestine military unit, and a haemorrhaging and dying country. It …

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Rhodesia’s Bush War: Attack on a Fireforce Base, Part I

Attack on a Rhodesian Fireforce Base. by Henri Lepetit, photos and text copyright  Well into the Cold War after the US had fired its final angry shot in Vietnam Rhodesia became the last western democracy engaged in a hot one fighting for its survival against a communist dictatorship takeover. In …

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17 SF KIAs — August 23, 1968: NVA THROUGH THE WIRE…FOB 4/CCN

NVA THROUGH THE WIRE…..By John “Tilt” Stryker Meyer, One Zero of Spike Team Idaho As the first flare ignited over the camp, Sergeant Patrick N “Pat” Watkins, Jr., made out an NVA soldier standing in the door of the BOQ. “He was wearing a breech-cloth and bandana,” recalls Watkins, and was …

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SOG CHRONICLES: SOF Exclusive Interview With Author

  SOF’s Robert Brown Interviews SOG Author John Stryker “Tilt” Meyer Lt. Col. Brown: “Tilt, when did you first start writing about SOG, you know the Military Assistance Command Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group, where you ran top secret missions for 19 months during the eight-year secret war waged …

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NVA General to SOG Recon Team: We suffered 90 percent casualties. Part 2

NVA General to SOG Recon Team: We suffered 90 percent casualties By Tilt Stryker Meyer SOF.Black.Part 2 Before ST Alabama could celebrate, the NVA charged again. Three more dead NVA were added to the cadaver wall. Silence dominated the battlefield. No bird chirps, no speaking, no noise of any type. …

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