Task Force 121 ?


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David
March 9, 2004, 09:56 PM
I saw a report on a cable news channel (I think it was FOX) where they mentioned that an elite military group called Task Force 121 was now assigned by the Pentagon to track down Osama.

Prior to this, this Task Force 121 was involved in the capture of Saddam, and the killing of his two sons.

My questions:

Who/what is Task Force 121 ?

What type of equipment, including firearms (do they use M16s and M9s like regular US troops or something different), are they issued ?

:confused: :what: :confused:

Thanks.

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Jeff White
March 9, 2004, 10:05 PM
It's a Joint Special Operations Task Force composed of SF types from all the services and the CIA. They are pretty much equipped with standard US weapons and equipment.

It's really a myth that the SOF community uses a lot of super neat stuff. M4A1s, M9s, M11s, some units have a bit of latitude in handguns and use small quantities of special purpose weapons like the SPRs built in Crane Indiana and the MK46 version of the M249 SAW. The big differences are in things like body armor, webbing and communications equipment.

Jeff

OEF_VET
March 9, 2004, 10:06 PM
Most likely, TF-121 is an amalgamation of various SOCOM units, assigned as needed to complete the mission. As to equipment, I'd venture to say that they have access to whatever they need for a particular mission.

The short answer: need to know.

Frank

Hank Zudd
March 9, 2004, 10:37 PM
for a good look on how these special groups are born & work, get "Hunt For Bin Laden" by Robin Moore. Very enlightening. (:

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