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National Geographic Specials | Inside Special Forces | PBS

Duration: 56:36 (Full Program)
Program: National Geographic Specials #2102
Broadcast Date: May. 18, 2005

In 1756, nine companies of American colonists were recruited to fight the British in the French and Indian War. Such units were used occasionally throughout U.S. history, but it was not until the 1960s that the role of Special Forces was formalized by President John F. Kennedy to combat a new type of war by "guerillas, subversives, insurgents and assassins." This program follows this highly skilled, elite group of soldiers as they make their way from the home front to the front lines to face an unpredictable enemy in an unfamiliar land.



Post Date: December 30, 2010