"De Oppresso Liber"
—(Liberate The Oppressed) —Within hours of the cowardly attacks of September 11, 2001, America's Special Operations Forces were called to action, formulating an unconventional warfare response to the acts of terror inflicted on our country. Not since the patriots' actions of Concord and Lexington in our Revolution has first priority been given to such an unconventional approach. The force's choice, eventually known as Task Force Dagger, was a multiservice, inter-agency task force built primarily around the Green Berets of the 5th Special Forces Group. Key to the Task Force's success was a partnership formed between Army Special Operations, The Central Intelligence Agency, Air Force Special Operations and other inter-agency elements. Task Force Dagger was an unprecedented combination of our nation's finest uniformed and civilian professionals brought together to accomplish their designed mission: destroy the Taliban regime and deny Afghanistan as a sanctuary for Al Qaeda. On the night of October 19, 2001, braving severe weather conditions and a ruthless enemy, the "A" teams of the 5th Special Forces Group began infiltrating throughout Afghanistan. Helicopter infiltration and fire support was provided by the world's finest helicopter aviators, the "Nightstalkers" of the Army's 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment. Operating together
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|Date Added||Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 10:02am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 583269 N 4507097|
|Decimal Degrees||40.71058333, -74.01420000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 42.635', W 74° 0.852'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 42' 38.1" N, 74° 0' 51.12" W|
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|Area Code(s)||646, 917, 212, 347, 718|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 99 West St, New York NY 10014, US|
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