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.



Page nameDescription
Paul BarrilFrench spook
Four Reconnaissance RegimentApartheid-era special forces unit of the South African Defence Force, specialising in amphibious operations.
French Foreign LegionThe Foreign Legion is what France uses to project power overseas
SBSA UK Special Forces Unit
UK Special Forces
US/Army/Special ForcesUnconventional warfare US Army forces, used in peacetime as well as in times of war. Including Gladio-like secret domestic army.
Orde Wingate


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US/Army/Special Forces“"The Deltas are psychos...You have to be a certified psychopath to join the Delta Force", a US Army colonel from Fort Bragg once told me back in the 1980s.”James Petras2009
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