CIA Special Operations Group carried into Afghanistan days after 9-11

CIA Special Operations Group carried into Afghanistan days after 9-11

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    CIA Special Operations Group carried into Afghanistan days after 9-11

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    According to Gary Schroen, the CIA paramilitary officer who led JAWBREAKER, in his book First In, the covert unit was equipped with AK-style rifles. Author Leigh Neville would later go into detail on the kit in his book Special Forces in the War on Terror, clarifying that the seven members of the team carried “sterile” AKMs and Browning Hi-Power 9mm pistols with their serials scrubbed.

    This would make considerable sense as the 7.62 Soviet cartridges fielded by the AKM were far more easily accessible in-country than NATO-standard rounds like 5.56x45mm, and the team could function without making heavy use of resupply missions for ammunition.

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    Makes sense indeed. If you re going to be working without traditional supply lines using the same ammo as your enemy not only makes sense, but it also could save your life.
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    Makes sense and is no surprise as it is an old tactic.
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