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Special Operations Forces

Was going to title it American Special Operations Forces, but since they work with many NATO and UN special forces and the fact that there are many other professional special operations forces around the world, there's no point in making it all American. All of them should be honored for their sacrifice to be the best.

I would like to share photos from: http://www.americanspecialops.com/photos

First there was the insert...

...then travel by mules.

or dirt bike

or by local pickup truck

or dune buggy

Then they lit the Taliban up.


They grew beards; long beard = Afghani respect


MARSOC in on the action too


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In Iraq they hunted SCUDs


In Panama convincing Noriega to surrender


Sometimes they were the air traffic controllers on makeshift airstrips


ATVs are also another mode of travel


Night stalking CCT


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You do know that the SAS/SBS has been doing those things, one way or another, rather successfully since 1941. Their fine record up to today speaks for itself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Air_Service

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Boat_Service

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You do know that the SAS/SBS has been doing those things, one way or another, rather successfully since 1941. Their fine record up to today speaks for itself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Air_Service

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Boat_Service

http://www.stuff.themutual.net/

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by air,




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Egoz Reconnaissance Unit

Israeli elite guerrilla and anti-guerrilla unit. Operating in southern Lebanon and the West Bank, they can sneak around for hours without making a sound. With some luck, I hope to make it into this unit. Pretty hard to find pictures of, but I found a few.













Now a game Try to find the hidden Egoz soldiers in this picture.

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I like thes photos there very "neat".I like the ones with the Navy SEALS fast-ropping the best as well as the ones with the IDF Commandos as well.
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You do know that the SAS/SBS has been doing those things, one way or another, rather successfully since 1941. Their fine record up to today speaks for itself.
Indeed it does. But I fear that sometimes the legacy of SOE and OSS is forgotten. They are most often remembered for training, advising and leading the resistance but they did sabotage and other direct action as well.
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Indeed it does. But I fear that sometimes the legacy of SOE and OSS is forgotten. They are most often remembered for training, advising and leading the resistance but they did sabotage and other direct action as well.
Yes but they are defunct and have been for 60 odd years.

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