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Author Debriefing: The OSS in Burma: Jungle War Against the Japanese

Thursday, July 11, 2013

“One could not choose a worse place for fighting the Japanese,” said Winston Churchill of northern Burma, but it was there that the fledgling Office of Strategic Services conducted its most successful combat operations of World War II.  Troy Sacquety, an Historian for the US Army’s Special Operations Command, ventures into Burma’s steaming jungles in the first book to fully cover the exploits and contributions of the OSS’s Detachment 101 against the Japanese Imperial Army.  In this Author Debriefing, Sacquety describes how Detachment 101 succeeded and created a prototype for today’s Special Forces.    This event took place on May 13, 2013.

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