Helmand, Afghanistan – During ODA (Operational Detachment-Alpha) operations, operators become engaged in a firefight with Taliban fighters taking cover in a compound. The fighters are pinned down by heavy fire, and Cobra gunships are called in to eliminate the threat.
Operational Detachment-Alpha is a standard 12-man team composed of US Army Special Forces soldiers.
For more about the cobra gun ship, check out the Wikipedia entry.
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