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.
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special forces

pl n
(Military) elite, highly trained military forces, specially selected to work on difficult missions
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Spe′cial Forc′es

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

US Army forces organized, trained, and equipped to conduct special operations with an emphasis on unconventional warfare capabilities. Also called SF.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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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He imagines that he must have seen it in some hospital or refuge, still, cannot make out why it comes with any special force on his remembrance.
It is axiomatic therefore that the formation and role of LRDG shows that defining the role of Special Forces in the theatre from the outset is crucial.
special forces are in the country with the SDF as well, and recently drew the ire of Turkey after being photographed wearing the patches of the People's Protection Units (YPG) on their uniforms.
It comes after reports that UK special forces units were on the ground in Libya, where they blew up an IS suicide truck in May.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "We are unable to comment on special forces' activities."
"Intelligence and special forces are two major priorities set by France and Tunisia to counter radicalism and terrorism," he added in a statement to TAP, on the sidelines of the 5+5 Defence Meeting, Thursday in Gammarth.
Half of the proceeds go to the Special Forces Charitable Trust, with the remainder split among designated charities of the top fundraising teams.
Members of the Syrian and Russian special forces who carried out the rescue operation returned to their position safely, added the source, stressing that the Russian pilot is in good health.
Just a year after David Cameron said the war was over, members of the SAS and SBS along with US special forces are taking part in military operations almost every night as the insurgent forces close in on the capital Kabul.
special forces. It became the deadliest day in Kabul for years.
However, Saudi army and naval special forces have carried out specific operations, said the adviser.
Army Special Forces. (3) This would not be his first exposure to this highly select group (4)--he had already spent a significant amount of time with the Special Forces on other trips abroad.

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