* [[حرب تحرير بنجلاديش]] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh_Liberation_War Bangladesh Liberation War]
==Notable covert operators==
The following persons are known to have participated in covert operations, as distinct from clandestine intelligence gathering ([[espionage]]) either by their own admission or by the accounts of others:
*[[Aaron Franklin]], [[World War II]] US [[Office of Strategic Services]] (OSS) officer who created a fake group of the German Army, made up of POWs, with the mission of killing Hitler. As a [[colonel]], he was the first commander of [[United States Army Special Forces]].
*[[Charles Alvin Beckwith|Charles Beckwith]], US Army colonel who was an early exchange officer with the British [[Special Air Service]] (SAS), and created the [[Delta Force]] (1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta) based on the SAS.
*[[Gary Berntsen]], CIA field officer and team leader during [[Operation Enduring Freedom]]
*[[Abu Daoud]], leader of the [[Black September (group)|Black September]]
*[[Wendell Fertig]], [[United States Army Reserve]] officer who organized large Filipino guerrilla forces against the Japanese in World War II
*[[Virginia Hall]], American who first worked for the British [[Special Operations Executive]], then for the American [[Office of Strategic Services]] in [[German occupation of France during World War II|German-occupied France]]. Only U.S. woman to receive the [[Distinguished Service Cross (United States Army)|Distinguished Service Cross]].
*[[Eric Haney]], founding member of [[Delta Force]].
*[[Michael Harari]], Israeli Mossad officer who led assassination operations ([[Operation Wrath of God]]) against [[PLO]] members accused of the [[Munich massacre|1972 Munich Massacre]].
*[[Bruce Rusty Lang]], commander of a mixed [[United States Army Special Forces]] & [[Montagnard (Vietnam)|Montagnard]] ([[Degar]]/[[Bru people]]) [[commando]] [[Special reconnaissance|Recon]] Team (RT Oklahoma) of Command and Control North, [[Studies and Observations Group]]. Previously served on [[Project 404]], U.S. Embassy Laos, Assistant Army Attaché ("[[Secret War]]" in [[Laos]] 1970).
*[[Edward Lansdale]], [[United States Air Force officer]] (and eventually [[major general]]) seconded to the CIA, and noted for his work with [[Ramon Magsaysay]] against the [[Hukbalahap]] insurgency in [[Philippines]] during the early 1950s, and later involved in [[Operation Mongoose]] against Cuba.
*[[T. E. Lawrence]], British "Lawrence of Arabia" who organized Arab forces during [[World War I]].
*[[Alain Mafart]], French [[DGSE]] officer convicted, in [[New Zealand]], for sinking the [[Greenpeace]] ship [[Rainbow Warrior (1978)|''Rainbow Warrior'']].
*[[Richard Meadows]], [[United States Army]] [[Special Forces (United States Army)|Special Forces]] officer known for many operations, including the POW rescue attempt at [[Son Tay]], North Vietnam, and for deep operations in support of [[Operation Eagle Claw]].
*[[Richard Meinertzhagen]], British officer who engaged in deceptive operations against Turkish forces in [[World War I]], although falsifying later operations.
*[[Ramon Mercader]], NKVD operator who assassinated [[Leon Trotsky]] under the direction of [[Pavel Sudoplatov]].
*[[Noor Inayat Khan]], Anglo-Indian [[Special Operations Executive]] radio operator in World War II Occupied France, killed in Nazi captivity with three other SOE agents, [[Yolande Beekman]], [[Eliane Plewman]] and Madeleine Damerment.
*[[Chuck Pfarrer]], former [[Navy SEAL]].
*[[Dominique Prieur]], French [[DGSE]] officer convicted, in [[New Zealand]], for sinking the [[Greenpeace]] ship [[Rainbow Warrior (1978)|''Rainbow Warrior'']]
*Richard Quirin, German World War II saboteur landed by German submarine in the US, as part of [[Operation Pastorius]]. Captured and executed. [[ex parte Quirin]] was a Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of execution of unlawful combatants
*[[Ali Hassan Salameh]], chief of operations of [[Black September]].
*[[Mike Spann]], CIA field officer and the first Agency operative to be killed in action during [[Operation Enduring Freedom]] in Afghanistan.
*[[Gary Schroen]], CIA field officer who led the first CIA team into [[Afghanistan]] during the opening stages of [[Operation Enduring Freedom]].
*[[Otto Skorzeny]], German commando who led the rescue of [[Benito Mussolini]], and operated in US uniform during the [[Battle of the Bulge]].
*[[Pavel Sudoplatov]], major general in Soviet state security (under many organizational names), with roles ranging from assassin to director of field operations.
*[[Jesus Villamor]], Filipino Air Force officer that helped organize World War II guerilla movements.
*[[Billy Waugh]], former [[United States Special Forces]] soldier who later worked as a contractor with the CIA.
==العمليات السرية في الثقافة العامة==