Special forces

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Garud Commandos of the Indian Air Force.[1]
AbbreviationSOF
Interest ofSOFREP
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".

Capabilities

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.


 

Examples

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Paul BarrilFrench spook
SBSA UK Special Forces Unit
UK Special Forces
US/Army/Special Forces
Orde Wingate


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