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The Paras Portugal’s First Elite Force in Africa 1961 1974 [email protected] Book 28Portuguese paratroopers or paras began as a stepchild Portugal’s First PDFEPUB #190 of the army and found a The Paras PDFEPUB or home in the Portuguese Air Force in Initially the post World War Two Portuguese Paras Portugal’s First ePUB #10003 Army seemed to have had mixed emotions about the need for elite special purpose forces Paras Portugal’s First Elite Force Epubthat operated in small units with the attendant flexibility and elevated lethality Shock troops have been traditionally controversial and even the vaunted military theorist Baron Karl von Clausewitz saw little point in them The history of the paras in the Portuguese Army is illustrative of this ambivalent view Nevertheless in a war of the weak in wh. Great Read

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Ich insurgents avoid government strengths and exploit its vulnerabilities using agility deception and imagination such small crack government units are particularly well suited to counterinsurgency operations This appreciation emerged with the threat of a new kind of war in Portuguese Africa an insurgency and the new and visionary Air Force well understood the potential of paras when combined with the mobility of the helicopter The Air Force saw an urgent need for troops who could fight an unconventional war who could not only defeat an enemy but separate him from the population in which he sought concealment and support and on which he depended for funding recruits and intelligence These were specialised warfighters. Portugal hatte teils seit Jahrunderten Kolonien in Afrika Guinea Mozambik A