Exclusive Article On Detachment(A)

Jack Murphy from SOFREP has written an exclusive about Detachment(A) in Berlin to include its many missions during its existence.  This will be a  follow-up article to the short article he wrote and published on 27 April 2016 entitled Detachment A: the Cold War Sabotage Experts of Special Forces.

This follow-up article has greatly contributed to the history Detachment(A) and most importantly to its history in Special Forces.

The first version was published on 6 February 2017 entitled Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions from Berlin to Iran | Detachment “A” (detachment-a.org)

The final version of this article was published on 19 May 2019 is entitled:  Unredacted: Special Forces Detachment A—Cold War espionage and counter-terrorism from Berlin to Iran | Detachment “A” (detachment-a.org) 

He interviewed Detachment(A) members, who contributed information about the many missions and their stories to him.

This is the main reason I started this 10 years ago as we were dying on the vine.  Detachment(A) is one of the most distinguished units Special Forces ever had, yet we officially did not exist.  Some of the most qualified Special Forces troops ever created served during the existence of Detachment(A).

Bob Charest

Jack Murphy is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he graduated from Columbia with a BA in political science. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, Direct Action, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.