US Army Special Operations History

The ARSOF Story: US Army Special Operations History

Civil Affairs Supports the Assault

Civil Affairs Supports the Assault

Three Company A, 96th Civil Affairs (CA) Battalion soldiers attached to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment met a greater than anticipated challenge at the Torrijos International Airport Terminal on the initial night of Operation JUST CAUSE. Bilingual language soldiers were needed. They became a force multiplier when the Rangers were unexpectedly faced with hundreds of civilian airline passengers. READ MORE

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FROM THE COLLECTION Psywar Leaflets from the Korean War

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Less than five years after the end of World War II, on 25 June 1950, the North Korean People’s Army (NKPA) crossed the 38th Parallel into South Korea, starting the Korean War. Woefully unprepared, the U.S and its United Nations (UN) allies scrambled to defend the Republic of Korea. One of the U.S. Army’s shortcomings since the end of WWII was psychological warfare (psywar). In June 1950, the Tactical Information Detachment (TID), at Fort Riley, KS, was the only psywar unit on active duty. Three months later, it deployed to Korea and was re-designated as the 1st Loudspeaker and Leaflet (L&L) Company. VIEW COLLECTION

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