Special Forces Bunker: US intends to teach commando methods of underground warfare


US special forces were puzzled by the idea of ​​creating a special site on which they could work out actions to capture the fortified underground structures - bunkers and tunnels. At the same time, the military does not hide - they will train in case of war with Russia, China, the DPRK or Iran.


The United States Special Operations Command submitted a corresponding targeted request for a special training site. The military department expects to spend $ 14,4 million on this goal. Until recently, funds for such training of American commandos were absent. But the command of special operations believes that such skills are simply necessary for soldiers of subordinate units.

The fact is that many countries considered by the United States today as their most likely adversaries use underground structures, including bunkers and tunnels, to place command posts, communication centers, weapons mass destruction. In the event of a large-scale conflict, troops will coordinate precisely from such structures. And American special forces need to learn how to capture them, to fight in underground labyrinths, but this task requires systematic testing in a training complex.

If this project is not implemented, the unit will not be able to fully meet the mission requirements and train individuals to perform unique missions,

- emphasized in the request of the Joint Command of Special Operations.

The largest number of bunkers and tunnels are North Korea and Iran. Since the military power of the United States and its allies and these states is in no way comparable, the development of defensive structures, including bunkers, is becoming one of the few hopes to withstand a possible armed conflict.


In turn, the United States has long nurtured plans for "instantly beheading" the leadership of North Korea. According to the American military leadership, in the event of an armed conflict with the DPRK, it will be enough to destroy or capture Kim Jong-un and a number of his closest associates, and then the resistance of the North Korean army will be able to be suppressed quite quickly. But since in the event of war, Kim Jong-un and key military leaders and party leaders will be hiding in underground bunkers, commandos will have to work out the tasks of eliminating them or capturing them in underground conditions.

The second most important area of ​​underground operations of the US Armed Forces is the fight against weapons of mass destruction. Although the main opponents of Washington with such weapons are Russia and China, Iran and North Korea are considered the most likely targets for US military operations. In addition, American special forces can work out the steps to destroy Pakistan’s nuclear weapons in the event that Islamic fundamentalist forces uncontrolled by the West come to power in this country.

Finally, since military operations in the future will increasingly occur in megacities, the military needs to train for operations in an extensive underground network of modern cities, and this is the subway, underground multi-tier parking lots, basements, and labyrinths of urban communications. This is actually about the underground war for which the commando is preparing.

Interestingly, the American army has a fairly large number of underground facilities. For example, there are tunnels of the White Sands 38 underground missile range in New Mexico, there is a subway training station in Virginia, and there is a Tunnel Warfare Center in California. Accordingly, it is not very clear why the command of special operations needed a separate new training ground. After all, it would be possible to practice actions in various difficult conditions of the underground war even at old facilities.

It is possible that the new training facility will repeat the structure of bunkers and tunnels used by a potential adversary. To be trained at the new facility, if it is nevertheless built, it will be, first of all, to the fighters of the famous Delta, as well as special forces of the US Navy.
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  1. Sergey39 14 February 2020 14: 19 New
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    Here at the "Virginia subway training station" let them practice.
    1. Prisoner 14 February 2020 15: 46 New
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      laughing God forbid they get into our subway at rush hour. Roll out with ammunition.
      1. Lamata 14 February 2020 16: 53 New
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        Verify the truth. !!!!
  2. Amateur 14 February 2020 14: 26 New
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    The military department expects to spend $ 14,4 million on this goal.

    For 14.4 million bucks, they will be able to create a working group of 14 people and write a 144-page report on what needs to be done. fellow
  3. St Petrov 14 February 2020 14: 32 New
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    . According to the American military leadership, in the event of an armed conflict with the DPRK, it will be enough to destroy or capture Kim Jong-un and a number of his closest associates, and then the resistance of the North Korean army will be able to be suppressed quite quickly.


    drug addicts.
    1. neri73-r 14 February 2020 15: 38 New
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      Quote: c-Petrov
      . According to the American military leadership, in the event of an armed conflict with the DPRK, it will be enough to destroy or capture Kim Jong-un and a number of his closest associates, and then the resistance of the North Korean army will be able to be suppressed quite quickly.


      drug addicts.

      Hitler already tried in 1941 to attack a similar country, they also believed that the people would turn against the authorities .......... the result is known, an absolute misunderstanding of the mentality of the people.
  4. Terenin 14 February 2020 14: 43 New
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    work out actions to capture fortified underground structures - bunkers and tunnels. At the same time, the military does not hide - they will train in case of war with Russia, China, the DPRK or Iran.
    As they were stupid, they remained fool Why, when capturing the country, you need to climb behind the enemy into burrows and tunnels?
    So we need to act "mirror" and, as they train to capture our underground structures, we need to work out how to competently drive the commandos through the rooms ... spacious offices, restaurants, hotels, skyscrapers ... in order to drive them into bunkers and tunnels .
    Let them sit there patriotically, maybe they will grow wiser yes
    1. Phil77 14 February 2020 16: 12 New
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      Quote: Terenin
      Why, when capturing the country, you need to climb behind the enemy into burrows and tunnels?

      Vietnam. * Tunnel rats *. A special unit of the US Army, created to fight partisans in underground communications. It was created on the basis of the 25th Infantry Division in 1966. * Forest Gump * watched? When the main character dives into a hole with a gun?
      1. Lamata 14 February 2020 16: 52 New
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        So, did they forget the Vietnamese experience?
        1. Phil77 14 February 2020 16: 54 New
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          So I myself was surprised. There was an extremely militant unit. Yes, and the training there was not bad.
          1. Lamata 14 February 2020 17: 11 New
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            Even as a battle, then act in such situations, here and dexterity and fortitude.
            1. Phil77 14 February 2020 17: 56 New
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              By the way, if you are interested, then the standard set of the fighter included: a flashlight, a Colt M1911 pistol / but many preferred revolvers /, a gas mask. Everything! And about the surprises that the Vietnamese partisans prepared for them, you can Pts. There were banal * streamers *, and poisonous bamboo sticks, and snakes, and other poisonous brethren. Desperate guys served there. The 40th Army also had its own soldiers of this profile, but there is little information about them, alas.
              1. Terenin 14 February 2020 18: 32 New
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                Quote: Phil77
                The 40th Army also had its fighters of this profile, but there is little information about them, alas.

                I also always wondered why the units that received unique combat experience, whether mountains or burrows, according to the conclusion from Afghanistan, simply disbanded? fool
              2. Lamata 14 February 2020 19: 02 New
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                I read quite a lot, for example, F. Davidson.
                1. Phil77 14 February 2020 19: 44 New
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                  * Secrets of the Vietnam War *? A worthy book. But is the author true?
                  1. Lamata 14 February 2020 19: 53 New
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                    I do not know. I can’t ask. but I have the impression that he embellishes the activities of the US troops.
      2. Terenin 14 February 2020 18: 34 New
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        Quote: Phil77
        Quote: Terenin
        Why, when capturing the country, you need to climb behind the enemy into burrows and tunnels?

        Vietnam. * Tunnel rats *. A special unit of the US Army, created to fight partisans in underground communications. It was created on the basis of the 25th Infantry Division in 1966. * Forest Gump * watched? When the main character dives into a hole with a gun?

        Yes, it's me with sarcasm. Are we, in Russia, first letting us with napalm at first, and we are in the "holes" ...
        1. Phil77 14 February 2020 18: 40 New
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          I’m clear about the disbandment, I’ll assume the following option. In Afghanistan, this unit performed its tasks similar to those performed by * Tunnel rats * in Vietnam. And it performed them so well that it was not disbanded, but given to the GRU . Well, the level of secrecy at once increased. I will repeat about this unit very little information. Serious, and not at the level of the magazine * Secrets of the 20th century *.
      3. karabass 14 February 2020 21: 46 New
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        why go there at all to climb to certain death? Was it really impossible by some other method? Drill wells and gas there?
  5. Alexga 14 February 2020 15: 04 New
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    So they have long shot a training film. "DOOM" is called. laughing
  6. viktor_ui 14 February 2020 15: 51 New
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    At one time there was a cult game DOOM and DOOM2 ... evil languages ​​chatted that it was a training for the operation of special forces in the system of bunkers and underground cities. There was a magical time, who played 486, he will understand me ... the voice acting on an 8 bit sound card and the difference with 16 bit was just "OOOOO". The cult game of all times and peoples cannot be drunk and forgotten. And what soundtracks were there? fellow
  7. kot423 14 February 2020 16: 17 New
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    "In the case of large-scale conflict they will coordinate the actions of troops precisely from such structures. AND US special forces need to learn how to capture them"
    D.B. Lavrov.
    Another "give me a coin", why - highlighted in bold (except for the statement by Lavrov)
  8. Ros 56 14 February 2020 16: 37 New
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    Train in the New York subway, you will need it more, and we have nothing to catch, if you stay here forever.
  9. Cruel beaver 14 February 2020 16: 47 New
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    Here I am wondering: the Americans are driving a bunch of dough into the training of their special forces. And vseravno obs .. (sorry!) Mess in 99 cases out of 100! So why the hell then do you need all these simulators and such special forces ?!
    1. Doctor 14 February 2020 22: 13 New
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      Here I am wondering: the Americans are driving a bunch of dough into the training of their special forces. And vseravno obs .. (sorry!) Mess in 99 cases out of 100! So why the hell then do you need all these simulators and such special forces ?!

      You took it cool - 99 out of 100. Can you give a couple of examples?