Meet the Alpha Group: The Russian Commando Unit You Never Heard Of (Until Now)
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Alpha Group is part spy network, part counterterrorism team, part general-purpose commando squad — and entirely terrifying.

The Alpha Group commandos were criticized for their reckless use of excessive force at Beslan, notes Glenn Peter Hastedt in Spies, Wiretaps and Secret Operations. Russian president Vladimir Putin defended his special operators, saying they had not planned on storming the school and did so only after reports that the terrorists had begun executing...

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