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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Bin Laden raid pilot says unique Marine air-to-air course likely saved him from Pakistani F-16s | The Drive

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Retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Douglas Englen flew with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment in Operation Neptune’s Spear. Englen piloted an MH-47G Chinook to bring in a quick reaction force to the compound after one of two Black Hawks crashed. As they were leaving the scene, a Pakistan Air Force F-16 Viper attempted to engage with them multiple times. Englen discusses how the U.S. Marine Corps’ Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course played a critical role in helping him bring the crew home safely.

Source: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/35507/bin-laden-raid-pilot-says-unique-marine-air-to-air-course-likely-saved-him-from-pakistani-f-16s

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