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News Reports on French SOF

"Commandos Marine: The French SBS", by Joseph Balodis, Grey Dynamics, December 14, 2023.

"13th Parachute Dragoon Regiment", by Wes Martin, Grey Dynamics, November 13, 2022. The 13e RDP is one of France's oldest and prestigiouis reconnaissance units. It's history dates back to 1676 when it was established as a shock cavalry unit. It's current focus is reconnaissance and intelligence in Africa and Europe.

"GIGN: The Hostage Rescue Primacy of the Gendarmerie Intervention Group", by Aidan Hickey, Grey Dynamics. In 1972 Palestinian terrorists killed numerous Israeli atheletes during the Munich Olympic Games. The French established a counterterrorist organization as a response to this terrorist event.


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