Delta Force:

Overview:
Picture men who excelled in their jobs in the Green Berets or Airborne Rangers and you get the men of Delta Force. Highly secretive, the Army won't even confirm the existence of the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (SFOD-D). They are well-seasoned, well-conditioned renegades who are some of the most experienced, unconventional soldiers in the military. Some reportedly have long hair, often wear civilian clothes and prefer not to look anything like soldiers. As Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, said, "They are professional soldiers who hate the army."

History:
Created by U.S. Army Colonel Charles Beckwith in 1977 in response to the growing threat of terrorism, the unit is heavily influenced by the British SAS. Delta commandos have taken part in the Panama and Grenada operations to reportedly rescue various prisoners, and served as body-guards in Operation Desert Storm while later conducting covert missions to destroy Scud missile launchers.

Training & Capabilities:
They train in a remote area of Ft. Bragg, NC in what's known as a "first-class" training facility. Their exact training methods are classified but it is known that they train constantly for a variety of missions, aware that they can never anticipate when they will get the call and for what. "D-Boys," as other specops-types call them, are experts at "snatch and grab" missions and assassinations. It is also said that they are extensively trained in SCUBA and HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) techniques. Their exploits were made famous in the book Black Hawk Down, but more recently, it was widely reported that Delta was involved in the assassination of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.


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