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Special Air Service Regiment

  • By: Ann E. Robertson & Laura Lambert
  • In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism
  • Edited by: Gus Martin
  • Subject:Terrorism, Terrorism/Counterterrorism, International Security (general)

The original Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) was established in Great Britain during World War II. Created by David Stirling in 1941, the SAS was conceived as a desert raiding force, operating behind German lines in North Africa to wreak havoc ...

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