The World: New Breed of Commando

Since terrorism in general and skyjacking in particular became international political threats, Western governments have created special units to combat guerrillas and, if possible, rescue their terrified victims. The senior service in the war against terrorism is Britain's 900-man Special Air Service Regiment. Founded in Libya in 1942 to penetrate the lines of Rommel's Afrika Korps, the S. A.S. has battled Communist guerrillas in Malaya, Mau Mau insurgents in Kenya, and I.R.A. gunmen in South Armagh. Probably the most seasoned commando force is Israel's General Intelligence and Reconnaissance Unit 269; its accomplishments...

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