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April 16, 1987 | Associated Press
President Reagan has selected an Army four-star general with extensive service as a paratrooper, Ranger and Green Beret to become the first commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Assuming he is confirmed by the Senate, Gen. James Joseph Lindsay, 54, would be put in charge of creating a new military unit that would command most of the Special Operations Forces from each of the military services. Lindsay, a native of Portage, Wis.
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February 28, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Using high-tech parachutes to drift through the night sky above Iraqi positions, sometimes traveling 30 miles or more, American Special Forces teams equipped with night-vision goggles and special radios reported from midair on enemy formations below. Green Berets, living in sandy burrows for days at a time to escape detection, infiltrated deep behind Iraqi lines--into the very heart of Saddam Hussein's most fearsome ground units.
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February 28, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Using high-tech parachutes to drift through the night sky above Iraqi positions, sometimes traveling 30 miles or more, American Special Forces teams equipped with night-vision goggles and special radios reported from midair on enemy formations below. Green Berets, living in sandy burrows for days at a time to escape detection, infiltrated deep behind Iraqi lines--into the very heart of Saddam Hussein's most fearsome ground units.
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April 16, 1987 | Associated Press
President Reagan has selected an Army four-star general with extensive service as a paratrooper, Ranger and Green Beret to become the first commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Assuming he is confirmed by the Senate, Gen. James Joseph Lindsay, 54, would be put in charge of creating a new military unit that would command most of the Special Operations Forces from each of the military services. Lindsay, a native of Portage, Wis.
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May 25, 2001 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After surviving months of grueling training by U.S. Green Berets, about 700 Colombian soldiers graduated Thursday to join one of the most successful crusades against cocaine cultivation in history. Since December, when the intensive fumigation supported by U.S.-backed Plan Colombia began, nearly a quarter of this country's known coca crops has been wiped out. More than 200 drug labs have been destroyed. And the military and police have suffered only a handful of casualties.
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