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The first "anytime, any place" was the last five months of the Korean War, where the Army used Special Forces despite the oppoticularly sition of many officers. Contemporary warfare raised the importance of a military's intelligence- gathering capacity. The National Security Act of 1947 created the merged the was not Department. It the separate armed a consolidated until fourteen years later, services' intelligence units — the same law — that Security Agency CIA and the codebreaking National old War and Navy departments into however, also Defense in 1961, that were brought under the umbrella of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

These helicopters had been upgraded from their less powerful antecedents, the OH-6 light observation helicopters used extensively in Vietnam. The first two 500MDs were actually acquired for Operation Snow Bird in the latter part of 1981. These were the seeds of Seaspray. They were purchased "off the books" to avoid being identified as part of the formal Army aircraft inventory, known as the Gold Book. The Army paid for the helicopters, which were specially modified, but the CIA handled the transallowed the helicopters to remain exempt from traditional Defense Department and Congressional review.

Prior to that mission, Longhofer and Mauldin had also served under General Vaught in the 24th Infantry Division where, between 1977 and 1979, Longhofer commanded the cavalry squadron. To Vaught, Longhofer epitomized the cavalryman in the most classic sense: the one who leads the attack, protects the flank and assumes the greatest risk. mission, Longhofer, Mauldin, Nightingale In the opinion of some military experts, cavalry types are than others with a "mission first" philosophy more imbued — of doing the job no matter what it takes.

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