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The United States (formally the United States of America, alternately shortened to USA) is a BLUFOR faction in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Background

Soldiers from the U.S. Army represent the vanguard of NATO's presence in the Malden islands group. Bases were established on both Malden and the smaller island of Everon.

Due to Malden's low strategic value, the American garrison initially consisted of just troops-in-training rather than experienced veterans. U.S.-led NATO forces primarily catered to refuelling and resupplying aircraft flying between the continental United States and NATO bases in Western Germany.

Prior to 1982, American forces were only based on Malden and were led by General Williams. Command of the garrison was eventually transferred over to Colonel Caper Blake by mid October, 1982.

History

Events of Resistance (1982)

Post-Resistance

In the weeks following the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Nogova, the U.S. government dispatched additional troops to reinforce Malden's garrison.

To further solidify NATO's presence amongst the group of islands, an additional training camp is constructed on the nearby island of Everon to act as a safeguard (and tripwire) against potential future aggression from the Soviets.

Events of Cold War Crisis (1985)

Three years pass, and U.S. forces continue to maintain a presence on Malden and Everon. However, the garrison's troop strength has gradually declined and has largely returned to its pre-occupation numbers.

Post-Cold War Crisis

« Meanwhile, tensions appear to have eased on the island of Everon, cause of so much speculation over the past few days, with American forces reportedly engaging hostile troops of unknown origin.

In an official statement, the Secretary of Defense revealed that a US training camp on the island had been attacked by a small group of lightly-armed terrorists, led by a disgraced former General of the Russian army. US military sources stated that the assault was a poorly-planned, publicity-seeking maneuver by an extremist organisation, which was easily resisted by American troops.

There were no significant casualties.
News report on the aftermath of the flashpoint
»

In a bilateral agreement with the Soviet Union, the U.S. government concealed the truth behind the loss of the Everon training camp. President Ronald Reagan publicly denied all reports of American soldiers having fought with Soviet Red Army troops. The Secretary of Defense covered up the deaths of American servicemen on both Malden and Everon.

The truth behind the flashpoint would not be revealed for sixteen more years until documents detailing the incident were declassified on June 22nd, 2001.

Events of State Scarlet (1983)

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SPIN-OFF: The following information stems from a spin-off expansion or third party Creator DLC and is considered to be non-canon in the main Armaverse timeline.

U.S. forces remained in static positions along the East-West German border despite skirmishes breaking out between West German and East German troops.

« The entire scope of the damages occurred is still unclear. The West German Army reports at least 100 casualties. NATO-Allies USA and France in this area have not reported any such figures.
Post-crisis news report
»

Eager to avoid an unnecessary escalation of tensions between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, U.S. representatives, alongside their French counterparts, were quick to downplay the incident and reported no West German casualties. Nonetheless, an emergency session is due to take place at the UN Security Council, with leaders from the U.S., France and the Soviet Union participating.

Takistan Civil War (1988-1992)

Throughout the Takistan Civil War, the U.S. government covertly supported the Royalists against the pro-Soviet Takistani Socialists. The government funnelled large quantities of arms and financial aid to support the Royalist war effort.

However, American efforts were completely dwarfed by the overt support provided by the Soviet Union. By the closing stages of the conflict, the Royalists were overwhelmed by the combined might of the Soviets and the Takistani Socialists, and were finally defeated in battle by 1992.

Equipment


ERDL woodland camouflage pattern utilised by U.S. forces on Malden/Everon.

U.S. Army soldiers mainly wore Battle Dress Uniforms (BDU) concealed in Army's ERDL woodland camouflage pattern. ALICE load bearing rigs were commonly utilised by most troops on the ground, while the PASGT helmet served as the basic combat helmet; also camouflaged in ERDL.

Vehicle crews/pilots on the other hand, wore simple olive drab green overalls with CVC-T56 crewman helmets and SPH-4 flight helmets.

U.S. special forces operatives - otherwise dubbed as "black ops", wore completely black fatigues and chest rigs, along with balaclavas or green ski masks to conceal their identities.

Arsenal

Armoury

Image

Name Description
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92F

Handgun
Calibre: 9×19 mm

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AUG A1

Bullpup Assault Rifle
Calibre: 5.56×45 mm NATO

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Carl Gustav M2

Rocket Launcher
Diameter: 84 mm

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FIM-92 Stinger

Surface-to-Air Missile Launcher
Diameter: 70 mm

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Glock 17

Handgun
Calibre: 9×19 mm

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M21

Sniper Rifle
Calibre: 7.62×51 mm NATO

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M60

General-Purpose Machine Gun
Calibre: 7.62×51 mm NATO

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M16A2

Assault Rifle
Calibre: 5.56×45 mm NATO

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M72 LAW

Rocket Launcher
Diameter: 66 mm

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MM-1

Grenade Launcher
Calibre: 40 mm

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MP5SD3

Submachine Gun
Calibre: 9×19 mm

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S&W

Revolver
Calibre: .357

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UZI

Submachine Gun
Calibre: 9×21 mm

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XM-177E2

Carbine
Calibre: 5.56×45 mm NATO

Motor Pool

Vehicle Role Notes
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A-10
Ground Attack Craft - Cannot transport any passengers
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AH-1 Cobra
Medium Attack Helicopter - Cannot transport any passengers
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AH-64
Heavy Attack Helicopter - Cannot transport any passengers
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CH-47D
Heavy Transport Helicopter - Can transport up to 24 passengers
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HMMWV
Light Utility Vehicle - Can transport up to 3 passengers
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Jeep
Light Troop Transport - Variable transport capacity depending on variant
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LST
Troop Ship - Can transport up to 51 passengers
- Automatically rearms helicopters that hover near its flight deck
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M1A1
Heavy Tank - Cannot transport any passengers
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M2A2
Infantry Fighting Vehicle - Can transport up to 6 passengers
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M113
Armoured Personnel Carrier - Amphibious
- Variable transport capacity depending on variant
- Has dedicated variant that can heal infantry
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M60A3
Medium Tank - Cannot transport any passengers
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Mark II PBR
Light Patrol Craft - Can transport up to 6 passengers
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OH-58
Scout Helicopter - Cannot transport any passengers
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Sopwith F.1 Camel
Fighter Plane - Can transport up to 2 passengers
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Truck 5T
Utility Truck - Variable transport capacity depending on variant
- Has dedicated variants that can repair, rearm, and refuel ground vehicles
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UH-60
Transport Helicopter - Can transport up to 12 passengers

Gallery

See also

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