RECON TEAM RATTLER USSF BLACK OPS – KHE SANH
RECON TEAM RATTLER USSF BLACK OPS – KHE SANH original Vietnam war patch.
A covert operation by a government agency, a military unit or a paramilitary organization. This can include activities by private companies or groups. Key features of a black operation are that it is secret and it is not attributable to the organization carrying it out.
List of Black OPS in Vietnam
- Fast Patrol Craft Patrol Craft Fast (PCF), also known as Swift Boats, were all-aluminum, 50-foot (15 m) long, shallow-draft vessels operated by the United States Navy for counterinsurgency (COIN) operations during the Vietnam War.
- Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols (LRRPs or “Lurps”); Vietnam War-era deep reconnaissance and raider units
- MIKE Force Mobile Strike Force Command; Corps I, II, III, IV
- Tiger Force (Vietnam War); reconnaissance commando (recondo) platoon in the 1/327th Infantry
- Project “Leaping Lena” (Vietnam War); Recondo course for South Vietnamese teams, trained by U.S. Special Forces, became Project DELTA.
- Project DELTA (Vietnam War); 5th Special Forces group long-range reconnaissance unit; precursor to MACV-SOG
- Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG), a joint covert Vietnam War-era task force composed of 2,000 American soldiers and over 8,000 indigenous mercenaries
- Project GAMMA/Project SIGMA MACV-SOG recon units that operated in Cambodia
- Project OMEGA Special Forces unit tasked to provide I Field Force Vietnam an SR capability in remote areas
- Phoenix Program; joint CIA and US military project based around the identification and elimination of the civilian supporters of the Viet Cong.
- Project 404/Palace dog was a USAF program that supplied support personnel in civilian clothing to the Royal Laotian Air Force. Long range goal was production of a self-sufficient RLAF.
- Raven FACs were USAF pilots in civilian clothing assigned to support the Royal Laotian Air Force by directing air strikes from small aircraft.
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