Who would save the day?

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    Who would save the day?

    So I started watching all the seasons of 24. Up to Season Four. No spoilers, please.

    In Season 4, the Secretary of Defense is kidnapped and Jack is there to save the day. He uncovers where the Secretary is being held and, long story short, the Marines are sent in to perform the rescue.

    The question I have is, in real life (and please don't disillusion me by telling me that TV is not real life ) who would actually rescue the Secretary? Marines, Army, Special Forces (if so, which branch)?
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    It would depend on who, what and where.
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    I would suspect Delta, hostage rescue is one of their missions.
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    I'll go ahead and say Marines, but I'm biased, and it would really depend on the situation, where it was, and a bunch of other variables.
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    It depends on the situation and location, as well as the strength of the enemy. Might need more than one service, Air Force to get there, Marines to keep the BGs busy and specialized teams to do the work.
    A Navy carrier close by to take care of the casualties.

    But why would we want that guy back so bad ???
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    As has been stated: Depends on who has him and where they have him.
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    Well duh!

    Chuck Norris would save everyone!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Well duh!

    Chuck Norris would save everyone!!!
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    If he's being held captive inside the US legal no branch of the military would be deployed for the rescue, it would be handled by the FBI. If he were being held outside the US it would probably depend on who had the closest team available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfl View Post
    But why would we want that guy back so bad ???
    IIRC, he is pro 2A. Even asked to see the CHL of all the terrorists who kidnapped him. No one had any, so Jack killed them all.

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    Well duh!

    Chuck Norris would save everyone!!!
    Oh ya, I forgot he is his own branch.
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    Semi Related Question....

    These days and in "real life" ~ Who would rescue the Secretary Of State?

    Nobody on this forum I'll bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Semi Related Question....

    These days and in "real life" ~ Who would rescue the Secretary Of State?

    Nobody on this forum I'll bet.
    Nobody would kidnap her in the first place. Not valuable enough. Besides, Obama wouldn't miss her in the least...another one under the bus.

    I think the kidnappers would hand her back in a few days, which would cut Bill's week-long celebration binge a little short. That might lead to serious repercussions for the kidnappers.

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    I'd like to see the scenario where any person or group could get close to him without a firefight...I think the battle would take place immediately at the attempt.

    Long before any large group could pull this off, the entire government would be hiding in Mount Weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    OTOH, the fedgov would be seriously criticized by the Monday Morning Quarterback Squad if they did not have something like that set up. If there was anyone left to gripe.

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