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Close Quarter Battle - S01:E01 - Introduction to Military Special Forces

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Country
Czech Republic

Year
2012

Director
Charles Jannasch

Cast
Terry Schappert

Imdb_score
7.8

Rating
PG


Episodes in Season 1


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Episode 01 - Introduction to Military Special Forces

26 Min 00 Sec
“Special Operations” are special divisions of military, police or intelligence services that are highly qualified in specific areas of urban warfare and in a variety of special weapons and technology.


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Episode 02 - Introduction to Police Special Operations

26 Min 02 Sec
As warfare has evolved, many military techniques and technologies have been adapted for use in urban settings by police units around the world. This episode provides viewers with an intimate perspective on what it feels like to be “inside the heads” of special police personnel, and how their use of military-style strategies and equipment allows them to save lives. From riot control in South Africa and the lessons learned from its excesses, to Los Angeles Police Chief Robert Gates’ creation of an elite police S.W.A.T team, CQB will showcase how, over the past 30 years, the fight against urban crime has evolved into a military scenario, with both sides using increasingly complex weaponry and tactics.


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Episode 03 - Russian Army in Chechnya

26 Min 02 Sec
After the fall of the soviet union many countries remained in dispute in the early nineties despite eastern Europe‘s independence. In 1994 a bitter conflict broke out between the forces of the Chechen independence movement and the Russian regular army. Despite overwhelming manpower, weaponry and air support, the Russian forces were unable to establish effective permanent control over the mountainous area due to many successful Chechen guerrilla raids. Improvised Explosive Devices were one of the most effective methods employed in these disastrous raids and were the back drop to many Close Quarter Battle scenarios exchanged between the two sides.


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Episode 04 - SAS in Northern Ireland

26 Min 01 Sec
The history of the British Empire colonial legacy in Northern Ireland is well known the world over but a there is a largely untold story of the the firefights between and close quarter battles exchanged between the provisional IRA, the British army and the elite SAS.


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Episode 05 - Delta Prison Rescue Operation

26 Min 01 Sec
In 1989, CIA operative Kurt Muse was imprisoned at the notorious Carcel Modelo in Panama for his role in organizing radio transmissions against dictator Manuel Noriega. That December, an elite group of the US Delta Force breached the roof of the prison, and one of the most daring close quarter battle operations in history began.


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Episode 06 - Snipers and Scout

26 Min 01 Sec
Joint Task Force Two (JTF 2) is the elite Canadian Forces Special Operations unit responsible for a broad range of missions, including counter-terrorism and armed assistance to other government departments.


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Episode 07 - S.W.A.T.

26 Min 01 Sec
In 1968, a new form of military policing was being developed in a rural area north of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department sent an observer to this unit, and he, in turn, took this knowledge back to the LAPD. This contributed to the development of the department’s first Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team.


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Episode 08 - Hunting Sarajevo Snipers

26 Min 01 Sec
The Bosnian War was an extraordinarily complex event, with many layers of military involvement including NATO forces, national militaries, irregular paramilitary forces, mujahedeen revolutionaries, private security companies, and international intelligence personnel. One tactic in particular struck fear into the hearts of the military and civilians alike: the use of snipers positioned in high buildings.


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Episode 09 - Private Military Contractors

26 Min 01 Sec
This episode of CQB takes a more contemporary look at a day in the life of a group of civilian contractors, and how their role has evolved on the modern battlefield. Using its “sub-second” analysis techniques and intimate first-person footage, CQB reveals the backgrounds, training and equipment of today’s “soldiers for hire” and how private armies are re-shaping the way conflicts are conducted around the world.


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Episode 10 - Close Protection

26 Min 01 Sec
From the elite ex-special forces personnel in charge of guarding heads of state in conflict zones to the two-person teams that protect CEOs in dangerous regions, modern day bodyguards must be well versed in close quarter battle techniques. An immense amount of planning and preparation is involved in each operation. From air travel, car convoys and helicopter shuttles to basic foot traffic, a close protection squad must be completely tuned to the Who, What, Where and When of any given situation.


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Episode 11 - Counter Terrorism

26 Min 01 Sec
Following the September 11 attacks, military presence became commonplace in New York and other American cities, and the counter terrorism forces were effectively given a “blank cheque” when it came to ensuring that another terrorist incident would never take place on American soil.


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Episode 12 - French Foreign Legion

26 Min 01 Sec
This episode of CQB examines a raid by the Foreign Legion on a small airport in Iraq during the 1990 Gulf War, exploring the nature of the Legion, how it differs from other special forces, and how it prepares for a wide variety of close quarter battle scenarios in conflict situations around the world.


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Episode 13 - Hunt and Capture Saddam Hussein

26 Min 01 Sec
This episode of CQB takes a close look at how special operations were integrated into regular units and how they fought through many close quarter combat situations with a combination of intelligence, high-tech weaponry and surveillance technologies to find and capture Saddam Hussein.


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