The Army Ranger Handbook: Updated
“You can lie all you please when you tell other folks about the Rangers,” advised Major Robert Rogers in 1759, “but don’t never lie to a Ranger or officer.”
That guidance is recalled in a newly updated Ranger Handbook published by the U.S. Army last week.
The Handbook is a compilation of doctrine, tactics, history and lore associated with the Army’s elite Ranger special operations force.
One learns, for example, that “Proficiency with knots and rope is vitally important for Rangers, especially in mountaineering situations. Familiarity with the terminology associated with knots and rope is critical.” Various knots are helpfully explained and illustrated, though the descriptions alone will hardly make the reader proficient.
The Army Ranger Regiment “is a lethal, agile and flexible force, capable of conducting many complex, joint special operations missions. . . . Their capabilities include conducting airborne and air assault operations, seizing key terrain such as airfields, destroying strategic facilities, and capturing or killing enemies of the nation.”
Two Army Rangers were killed in action in Afghanistan on April 27, the Department of Defense announced today.
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