Special forces

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Garud Commandos of the Indian Air Force.[1]
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Military activities conducted by specially designated, organized, selected, trained, and equipped forces.

Special forces and special operations forces (SOF) are military units trained to conduct covert operations, which may include: assassinations, sabotage or hostage rescue, among other things. During the Second World War every major army involved in the fighting created formations devoted to special operations behind enemy lines. In Russian-speaking countries, special forces of any country are typically called spetsnaz, an acronym for "special purpose".


Special forces capabilities include the following:

In general a country will train it's special forces for any terrain that they can encounter, which may include alpine regions, desert, urban environment, jungle, or underwater missions.



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Paul BarrilFrench spook
French Foreign LegionThe Foreign Legion is what France uses to project power overseas
SBSA UK Special Forces Unit
UK Special Forces
US/Army/Special Forces
Orde Wingate
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