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How good is the French Foreign Legion compared to the British SAS, SEAL Team 6 or Delta Force?

First of all, the French Foreign Legion is not a Special Operations Force. Yes, they are some of the toughest men on the planet, which for some spend their life training and in operation fighting all over the world and are recognized among warriors for it. Still not a special force. The French Armed Forces …

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Delta Force 1st SFOD-D operators in Afghanistan

Why it is common for soldiers to fire without aiming during the battle?

I recall watching a documentary about the US military’s reluctance to go from single shot main weapons to full/semi auto. Their thinking was that soldiers were taking carefully aimed shots. Research suggested soldier were, in fact, firing at places they thought enemies might be, or firing toward groups rather than carefully aiming at individuals. It …

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How to know if someone is lying?

To recognize when someone is lying isn’t an easy task, but there are some military tricks that could help you find out. Forget what you’ve seen in the Hollywood movies so far, former U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret Sergeant Major (Retired) Karl Erickson explains the tactics and tricks that work both on the battlefield …

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