World: Look Before Leaping

In tricky combat terrain, U.S. troops have to develop all types of tricky tactics. A 32-man reconnaissance company of the 9th Cavalry Regiment has a new technique for getting out of their helicopters even before they land. In unsecured areas where the enemy may be lying in wait, the troops clamber out on the skids, and as the chopper flutters down to five or six feet above the landing area, they jump. They call themselves the "Headhunters."


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