Special Forces

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special forces

1. A military or paramilitary unit trained to carry out special operations.
2. Special Forces A branch of the US Army composed of soldiers trained in special operations.

special forces

pl n
(Military) elite, highly trained military forces, specially selected to work on difficult missions

Spe′cial Forc′es

U.S. Army personnel trained to instruct non-U.S. forces in guerrilla warfare.

special forces

US Army forces organized, trained, and equipped to conduct special operations with an emphasis on unconventional warfare capabilities. Also called SF.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Special Forces - a division of the United States Army that is specially trained for guerilla fightingSpecial Forces - a division of the United States Army that is specially trained for guerilla fighting
division - an army unit large enough to sustain combat; "two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
U. S. Army, United States Army, US Army, USA, Army - the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
Green Beret - a soldier who is a member of the United States Army Special Forces
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The procession was organized by the Christian Good Deed movement, the Publishing House of the Moscow Patriarchate, the Directorate of Railway Stations, the branch of Russian Railways, the International Association of Veterans of the Alpha Anti-Terrorist Unit, the Russian Stuntmen Professional Union, and the Happiness Foundation.
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Members of the anti-terrorist unit raided an abandoned house on the outskirts of Dhaka in the early hours and killed two members of a militant group hiding there after they threw bombs, the force spokesman said.
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He was the Deputy Director of the UK Defence Crisis Management Centre during Gulf War 1 and was awarded an OBE for operational leadership of an anti-terrorist unit.