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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Nat'l Geographic Vid
  • DVD Release Date: January 27, 2004
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000E6XDT
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,024 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Go inside the world's most elite, top secret strike force. Their mission is unique, targeted, dangerous...and only National Geographic will go deep into the secret world of US Special Operations. Follow Special Forces into battle and on secret missions in Afghanistan and Iraq as they face situations where honed skill, finely tuned instincts and split-second decision making are the difference between success and failure...between life and death.

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Dr Jerry Hill on December 28, 2005
Format: DVD
This is an up-to-date and extremely accurate look at today's US Special Forces (USSF). Rather than the typical Rambo-style portrayal of Green Berets, National Geographic has done their usual outstanding job of getting the truth in words and pictures. This is the real deal.
I am a retired US Army Special Forces officer.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 20, 2004
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Forget the fiction you've seen. The men in this film are the real deal. This graphic documentary is first-rate. You meet these Special Ops characters up close and personal. You go with these guys and follow their story from the streets of Iraq and the deserts of Afghanistan to their secret headquarters. What's particularly great is that they are often far from what you'd expect. But it makes you feel better to know they're there. This film also traces the history of Special Forces. If I had one complaint, I would have liked to have seen more interviews with the individual troops. But overall this film delivers big time.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 31, 2005
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This DVD is an excellent example of unconventional warfare in action. It places U.S. Army Special Forces with their indigenous element in Afghanistan and shows extremely damning evidence of the Iraqi Government's complicity in the State sponsorship of International Terrorism under Saddam Hussein. I only wish this information had been picked up by traditional media and elaborated on more.

Previous reviews criticize the military garb, stance, and bearing of the soldiers being portrayed in the documentary. This individual is clearly unaccustomed to the unconventional warfare environment and his criticism was incredibly irrelevant. I highly recommend this video to anyone that would like a peak into the world of unconventional warfare and how the competencies of U.S. Special Forces differ from those of U.S. Navy Seals.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Big Blue Sky on July 17, 2004
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Its exactly what it says. Its inspiring ,focused and honest. Good if your a military buff. I keep watching it.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By aKa Ngo on January 26, 2004
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Goddamn this dvd is the best military documentary footage ive seen so far. it goes deep inside of the US Special Ops and great actions of the Green Beret in Afghanistan and Irag. The most 2 exciting parts in this dvd are when US Special Ops fight against the uprising prisoners in Afghanistan and the hunt for Saddam and and weapons in Irag during the recent Gulf War. I highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Prine on June 29, 2008
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I ordered this DVD along with the "Inside the Green Berets" documentary and was equally pleased with both items. Having been in SF most of my Army career of 22 years, I'm glad to see the high standards still remain. Having served during the tough decades of the 60s, 70s and 80s, it's a pleasure to see SF finally getting the recognition it justly deserves. We were definitely the "Red-Headed Stepchildren" in those tough times. That didn't keep the dirty and difficult jobs from being given to us. But, we always did them and did them well above what was expected of us.
It's good to see the Hollywood images being put to rest. What SF has done in real life is far more impressive than anything Hollywood could ever put on the silver screen. SF still seems to thrive performing the difficult missions in areas that are so removed from the scope of the conventional Army. The conditions we lived under were primitive and from the looks of the documtary, nothing has changed. The history of Special Forces was very brief. However, if it had been any longer, it would have taken away from the training and most importantly what these men are doing in the War on Terror.
I believe this was one of the better efforts on what it takes to become a member of this elite organization. It also shows what it takes to remain a member of SF. It's often overlooked that it takes a special breed of soldier to remain within the ranks of SF. We often said that when a man joined an A Team, his training was just beginning. A common expression was it took five years on a detachment before a soldier knew what a team was all about. The biggest thing for me was that a team was also a family. This documentary also touchs on that.
As being a member of the Brotherhood of Special Forces, I recommend it to those who want to get a glimpse and understanding of what it takes and means to be one of "The Quiet Professionals."

DE OPPRESSO LIBER
MSG Roy "Rip" Prine (USA Ret)
D-3099
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Craig on April 18, 2004
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This DVD is ok, I have seen quite a few documentaries on special forces and what/where they operate. The quality of this footage is excellent and up to date.
Not very much live fire at all, a scene at the uprising which has been aired all over the place already.
It is definitely worth the $17 however and makes a nice addition to the military collection.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By OomKasa on January 4, 2007
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To me, the best part of this movie is showing clips of modern SF in action and when it cuts to the team they are following around. Unfortunatly, 75% of this movie is about SF history, which I already know enough about. However, if you WANT to know about SF history, and how SF interacts with te current worl, then I recommend this to you. As far as production goes, its very well made, and not by any means "corny". Money well spent.
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