special operations forces


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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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Special Operations Forces heroically serve in the hottest locations of the United Forces operation.
The solution will be showcased at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference on Tuesday, May 21 and by appointment on Wednesday, May 22, outside the convention centre.
We are firmly committed to supporting the Department of Defense with this riflescope to provide greater adaptability, increased lethality and enhanced target acquisition for our Special Operations Forces," said Andy York, president of SIG SAUER Electro-Optics.
Army special operations forces (ARSOF) Data Integration Initiative (ADI2).
The counter terrorism demonstrated was a fine display of strength and specialized skills by Special Operations Forces of Pakistan Navy to counter acts of maritime terrorism, refine special operating procedures, exchange of professional expertise and to enhance interoperability with participating SOF teams.
With the increased threat of international terrorist organisations in the 2000s and 2010s the 68th Special Operations Forces Brigade, renamed to 68th Brigade of Special Forces underwent a moderate renaissance in its special capabilities.
"Now that we have an AFP Special Operations Command controlling special operations units down the line, the utilization of special operations forces will be more efficient and effective," he added.
This platform will serve as a unique complement to our existing mobility arsenal and assist CANSOFCOM in its delivery of agile special operations forces effects for years to come." Major-General Mike Rouleau, Commander, Canadian Special Operations Forces Command
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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.
He has already used special operations forces in several Middle Eastern countries.
Mosul / NINA / Iraqi Special Operations Forces foiled a major offensive to Daesh by ten car bombs in the district of Tal Keif.

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