Special Forces? The U.S. Coast Guard? Yes. There is such a thing and this video is based on the work of this group during the decades of the 60s, 70s, and 80s in the drug wars. They did what they did out of sight and out of mind, carrying out a dangerous mission in a determined effort to stop the flow of drugs into this country at their source.
When you watch this film, especially if you are old enough to have grown up with daily news reports out of Vietnam, you will get an eerie kind of deja vu feeling. So much of what you will see, looks like it could have been film shot in the jungles and rivers of Vietnam. And the fact of the matter is that what these Coast Guard Special Forces were doing in the jungles of Peru and Bolivia was just as dangerous as what was happening in Vietnam.