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Rainbow Six

July 27th, 2004 · No Comments

This post from John Robb reminds me of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six. I wonder when life will stop imitating Clancy's fiction??


Brits to form new deep black counter-terrorism unit (The Times).  A dedicated special forces unit is being assembled alongside the SAS and SBS to infiltrate and destroy Osama Bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network.  The unit, nicknamed the “X-men”, has already begun recruiting and is expected eventually to comprise some 600 men and women from all three armed services and the intelligence agencies. Much of the core of the unit will be made up of undercover surveillance operators who have honed their skills fighting terrorists in Northern Ireland.  More than 150 members of the 14th Intelligence and Security Company, have already left Northern Ireland and are forming the nucleus of  the new unit.  Particular efforts will be made to recruit people of Arabic appearance in addition to members of ethnic minority communities and Muslims. The unit would be expected to operate around the world as well as to counter the terrorism threat in Britain itself. (source:

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