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    Delta Force: Army's 'quiet professionals'

    As Navy SEALs bask in the limelight for daring missions, some in the Army are wondering whether the other half of the nation's counter-terrorism covert warriors — Delta Force — is being upstaged and left in the shadows.

U.S. Navy SEAL trainees must endure rigorous physical and psychological training and learn precise teamwork at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in Coronado, Calif., in order to become members of the elite force.

    9/11 changed war-fighting

    The Sept. 11 attacks jolted the U.S. armed forces into a new era of war-fighting in which commando strikes, intelligence collection and manhunts often overshadowed heavy armor and big bombers of yesteryear's conflicts.

  • Retired Col. Charles Larry Gordon

    CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Last Rebel to concede gets his due

    Brig. Gen. John Crawford Vaughn of East Tennessee was the last Confederate general to surrender to Union forces east of the Mississippi River in the main theater of the Civil War. Vaughn led the 3rd Tennessee Regiment into battle on June 8, 1861. He did not surrender until May 10, 1865.

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