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MARSOC Motorcycle Gangs in Afghanistan

by  · July 17, 2012 · Posted In: MARSOC

SOF Operators take to two-wheels in the hunt for Taliban in remote regions of Afghanistan.

If you are the Taliban, this is your worst nightmare come true.

MSOT operating deep inside of Afghanistan

A ten-man element of U.S. Spec Ops shooters armed with precision fire weapons and night vision optics, weaving through rolling hills along goat trails on blacked-out motorcycles in the middle of the night.

Every time you hear the faint noise of a two-stroke engine off in the distance, you think to yourself, “Is it a villager, fellow Taliban or someone hunting me?”

“Hell on wheels” has a new definition. Special Operations has a long history of using the enemy’s tactics against them, with devastating effect. Unconventional warfare is what you make of it.

If the Taliban are utilizing motorcycles to maneuver and assault against ISAF and friendly forces in remote regions of Afghanistan; how do you counteract this? The answer for one Marine Special Operation Team is to mount up on two-wheelers of their own and head to the hills.

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