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Special-ops units from Down Under made their mark with US commandos in Vietnam. They may have to do it again against China | Insider

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Australian special operations units earned a name for themselves in Vietnam alongside US commandos. 

They might have to repeat it in opposition to China. Despite the fact that the Vietnam War was fought by US forces, US allies Australia and New Zealand also sent troops to fight. Particularly remarkable was the contribution of the New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS) and the Australian Special Air Service Regiment (SASR). These two special operations teams sent out a few commandos to help conventional forces in Vietnam from 1966 to 1971. The two units initially conducted far-reaching reconnaissance missions to gather intelligence for the conventional forces. However, eventually, they adopted a more combative attitude and began engaging in ambushes on valuable Viet Cong and North Vietnamese targets.



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