Retro Report on PBS

How the U.S. Came to Rely on Special Ops Forces

Episode 7 | 7m 46s

The rise of special operations units today can be traced to a failed attempt to rescue Americans held hostage in Iran in 1980, and the successful Israeli raid at Uganda’s Entebbe Airport.

Aired: 10/28/19

Expires: 10/06/26

Rating: NR

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