During World War I, America’s top riflemen and British and Canadian instructors ran the United States’ first sniper school at Camp Perry, Ohio. The skills taught there would soon be used in the trenches of France, and then wouldn’t be taught again for 60 years.
While the Iron Curtain still stood, U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers in Berlin prepared for daring and secret missions behind Warsaw Pact lines with clandestine arms in the event the Cold War went hot. Ever heard of the Welrod? How about the MPK?