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special operations forces

Those Active and Reserve Component forces of the Military Services designated by the Secretary of Defense and specifically organized, trained, and equipped to conduct and support special operations. Also called SOF. See also Air Force special operations forces; Army special operations forces; naval special warfare forces.
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This is especially true for the members of our Special Operations Forces who are often placed in more complex and challenging environments.
Kabul [Afghanistan], October 27 ( ANI ): At least seven Taliban insurgents have been killed and five others wounded following clashes with the Afghan security and special operations forces in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan.
Special Operations Forces with a vast range of advanced logistics, maintenance, and sustainment services across aviation, ground, and maritime platforms.
He has already used special operations forces in several Middle Eastern countries.
Members of Estonian special operations forces have done an excellent job in Ukraine," Hanso, who was given a detailed overview of the service of Estonian special operations forces personnel in Ukraine, said according to spokesperson.
The warning follows what US defense officials described as an 'unusual' incident Thursday when Syrian warplanes were deployed to attack an area near where US special operations forces were operating.
The conference provided a forum for military, government, academia and industry stakeholders to network, collaborate and discuss current and future initiatives for supporting special operations forces.
Occammd will look to address this year's SOFIC Conference theme of "Evolving the Network to Counter Emerging Threats" by educating the US Military and Special Operations Forces elite on the ways that technology can and will enhance their ability to address present and future threats.
special operations forces in Syria would be stationed in rebel-held territory, coordinate air drops to rebels and resupplying those forces as they move toward Raqqa, the declared capital of Islamic State, officials said.
officials say American special operations forces advising Afghan commandos in the vicinity of the hospital requested the air support when they came under fire in the northern city of Kunduz.
Reportedly, these Harris radios will provide the critical, secure voice and data communications required by special operations forces engaged in combat operations.
16 (BNA)The Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS) has today concluded in France.

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