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  France to withdraw 200 special forces from Afghanistan - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
PARIS (AP) — France is to withdraw its 200-strong special forces from Afghanistan, all of its ground troops engaged in the U.S anti-terror operation codenamed Enduring Freedom, authorities announced Sunday.
Among planned changes is a "withdrawal of special forces from Jalalabad in the coming weeks," she said, referring to the southeastern city.
Alliot-Marie — on her ninth trip to Afghanistan — said that France plans to train Afghan special forces "because it appears important to us that the Afghans see that it is their own forces which are retaking the theater" of war.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2006-12-17-afghanistan-france_x.htm   (623 words)

  United States Army Special Forces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Army Special Forces —also known by the nickname Green Berets or simply Special Forces (capitalized)— is a Special Operations Force of the U.S. Army trained for unconventional warfare and special operations.
The force was founded in 1952 by Colonel Aaron Bank and their official headgear is the green beret, thanks to the efforts of an early officer, Edson Raff.
Preparing for an October 12 visit to the Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the President sent word to the center's commander, Brigadier General William P. Yarborough, for all Special Forces soldiers to wear the beret as part of the event.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Army_Special_Forces   (1735 words)

 Bangladesh Special Forces | Bangladesh Military Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Special Forces training is also conducted side by side with regular troops of the Bangladesh Military so that the regular troops can also attain commando training skills and professionalism just as their Special Forces cousins.
Special Forces units have been deployed in the past in a number of important missions to safeguard the nation and her interests.
Special Forces units during the Chittagong Hill Tracts counter-insurgency operations these elite units were put into action in the early nineties when heavily armed Myanmarese troops kidnapped two troops of the Bangladesh Rifles and took them deep into Myanmar for interrogation and torture.
www.bdmilitary.com /main/military/sof/specialforces.htm   (1463 words)

 frontline: campaign against terror: on the ground: what are the special forces? | PBS
The Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha, the famous A-team, is the fundamental fighting unit of Special Forces.
Isolation is a classic Special Forces technique for mission preparation, where the detachment is completely isolated from the outside world, put into a planning environment, and given all its mission planning data.
Special operations consist of direct action-type missions, special reconnaissance, unconventional warfare, which encompasses both direct action and special reconnaissance and can fluctuate between a rural or an urban type environment.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/campaign/ground/specialforces.html   (1485 words)

 Special Forces
Special Forces (SF), also referred to as the legendary Green Berets, is an elite, multi-purpose force for high priority operational targets of strategic importance.
As the Global Scouts for the US military, Special Forces_ ubiquitous presence generally guarantees that SF is the first on the ground or already at a crisis location as trouble emerges.
While the personal satisfaction of a job well done and the respect of your peers are rewards in themselves, Special Forces soldiers do receive many additional financial benefits for their enhanced capabilities, special skills and advanced training, along with the associated hazards that they face.
www.bragg.army.mil /specialforces/default.htm   (469 words)

 USA Special Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Its mission is to train, validate, and prepare Special Forces units to deploy and execute operational requirements for the warfighting commanders in chief.
Special Forces soldiers are carefully selected, specially trained, and capable of extended operations in extremely remote and hostile territory.
While Special Forces soldiers are capable of performing all of these missions, an increasing emphasis is being placed on FID and coalition warfare/support.
www.freewebcentral.com /usforces/specialforces.htm   (11315 words)

 GoArmy.com > Special Forces > Overview
Special Forces Soldiers use the element of surprise as a tactic to defeat their enemy.
To become part of the Army’s Special Forces, also known as Green Berets, you need to be mentally agile, astutely aware and physically tough, endure difficult training and face all challenges head on.
Special Forces Soldiers use the most advanced equipment and support teams to complete their missions.
www.goarmy.com /special_forces/index.jsp   (397 words)

 International Special Operations Forces - Greece - - Special Operations Technology
Special operations forces need acute situational awareness that can sometimes be inhibited by a typical helmet so designers have created ballistic head protection with that in mind.
Special forces often operate in areas where they cannot acquire, whether because their signal cannot penetrate the theater of operations or because the enemy is jamming them.
Special Operations Team RHIB (rigid hulled inflatable boat) boats are fast, well-equipped with bright white and infrared lights, surface radar, a variety of communications gear and bristling with machine guns up to.50 caliber Brownings.
www.special-operations-technology.com /article.cfm?DocID=1177   (1166 words)

 Forsvarsnett: An Asset: The Special Forces
Norwegian Special Forces are being seen as a greater and greater asset among our allies, as well as in general operations abroad.
The Norwegian Defence has had a Special Forces capability since the 1960s, but it was not until 1999 that the armed forces decided to lift the veil and make information on these forces more available to the public.
Special Forces soldiers all have to go through a rigorous selection process, where both their physical and mental capabilities are scrutinized.
www.mil.no /languages/english/start/article.jhtml?sourceID=161791&source=ftd   (614 words)

 Special Forces
Special Forces (SF) Soldiers are the experts in unconventional warfare.
Special Forces missions are sensitive in nature and sometimes classified.
Because Special Forces teams can be the first point of contact in negotiations with foreign or guerilla parties, they must keep the highest level of professionalism at all times.
webpages.acs.ttu.edu /stewalte/special_forces.htm   (396 words)

 EA - Battlefield 2 Special Forces
We're pleased to see that so many of you are still playing the game on a regular basis.
BF2 Combat now lets you fight with elite Special Forces units in a great atmosphere, rich with camaraderie.
Please bear with us during this 3-hour period and understand that during this time you may experience stats processing delays or login issues during this time.
www.eagames.com /official/battlefield/specialforces/us/home.jsp   (304 words)

 Special Operations Forces (SOF)
Special Operations Forces (SOF, or "Special Forces") are specialized military units designed to confront a wide variety of situations ranging from peacetime threats to open warfare.
Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH), based at Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station in Puerto Rico, is the Special Forces component of the U.S. Southern Command (Southcom), the regional military command for Latin America.
Special Forces counternarcotics training missions are funded under Section 1004 of the 1991 National Defense Authorization Act, which allows Defense Department personnel to offer counternarcotics training to other countries’ security forces.
www.ciponline.org /facts/sof.htm   (2808 words)

 Battlefield 2: Special Forces for PC Review - PC Battlefield 2: Special Forces Review
Special Forces adds a total of eight new maps, including a spaceport complete with a launching pad and rocket, gutted-out cities, an airfield, and an island.
These new factions are needed to justify the scenarios (for example, Russian special forces versus an insurgent group, or British SAS versus a different type of rebel group), though one of the disadvantages of having six factions and only eight maps is that you see factions only once or twice throughout the game.
So each faction has a special forces class armed with a carbine and plastic explosives, a support class that carries a light machine gun and can drop ammo packs, an antitank class that carries a submachine gun and a tank-killing weapon (there's even a new RPG!), and so on.
gamespot.com /pc/action/battlefield2specialforces/review.html?...   (1297 words)

 CNN.com - Special Forces seen leaving Tora Bora - December 28, 2001
For weeks, an unknown number of U.S. Special Forces troops have been involved in the effort that drove al Qaeda fighters out of the Tora Bora area.
CNN's Walter Rodgers saw two convoys of U.S. Special Forces troops in the heart of the Tora Bora area that appeared to be leaving.
Each convoy was led by a pickup truck loaded with supplies, followed in one case by Special Forces members on six all-terrain vehicles and in a separate case by Special Forces members on 25 ATVs, all heavily packed with equipment.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/central/12/28/ret.us.special.forces   (385 words)

 International Special Operations Forces - Netherlands - - Special Operations Technology
NL Special Forces consist of Army Special Forces, the so-called Korps Commando Troepen (KCT), a battalion-sized unit, and of Special Forces from the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps (SFMARNS).
NL Special Forces are currently participating in operations in Afghanistan with a joint task group.
NL Special Forces are a unique set of tools in the NL Ministry of Defence toolbox and have proved to be a force multiplier in recent years and in a variety of missions.
www.special-operations-technology.com /article.cfm?DocID=1179   (991 words)

 Special Forces Units
Special operations are forces that fight unconventional battles that ordinary line infantry is incapable of.
It requires a special type of warrior, a professional soldier who is intelligent, dedicated, and motivated.
These security forces were attempting (and many times succeeded) to track and neutralize small US teams providing critical intelligance data to the US effort there.
www.specwarnet.net /sf.htm   (296 words)

 The Army National Guard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Special operations are conducted independently or in coordination with conventional forces.
Special operations forces differ from conventional forces in that they are specially organized, trained, and equipped to achieve military, political, economic, or psychological objectives using numerous means.
Special operations forces support the theater combatant commands to achieve national security objectives in peacetime and war, and these forces have become an integral part of the theater commander's peacetime strategy.
www.arng.army.mil /about_us/organization/special_forces.asp   (136 words)

 United States Army Special Forces - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The United States Army Special Forces —also known as the Green Berets or simply Special Forces (capitalized)— is a Special Operations Force of the U.S. Army trained for unconventional warfare and special operations.
The force was founded by Aaron Bank and their official headgear is the green beret, thanks to the efforts of an early officer, Edson Raff.
Preparing for an October 12, 1961 visit to the Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the President sent word to the center's commander, Brigadier General William P. Yarborough, for all Special Forces soldiers to wear the beret as part of the event.
voyager.in /United_States_Army_Special_Forces   (1026 words)

 SFQC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Married Soldiers will bring their families with them and all Soldiers will have a short amount of time prior to the course starting to get settled and take care of personal matters.
You will be directed to your Special Forces specialty, which is based upon your desires, background and aptitude.
The B-Team consists of 11 personnel and is the headquarters element of the Special Forces company.
www.bragg.army.mil /specialforces/SFQC.htm   (990 words)

 GameSpy: Battlefield 2: Special Forces Preview
We were treated to a live demo of the expansion in action, which appears to have a large focus on infantry combat, and will also contain a number of new maps, weapons and vehicles.
Keeping with the expansion's title, the new teams are based on special ops groups from around the globe: Navy SEALs, the British SAS, Russian Spetznas, MEC Special Forces, as well as two more groups of rebels and insurgents.
Special Forces is being developed by Digital Illusions Canada (the same team that did Battlefield Vietnam) and is currently scheduled for a holiday 2005 release.
pc.gamespy.com /pc/battlefield-2-special-forces/633921p1.html   (596 words)

 Battlefield 2: Special Forces Q&A - Initial Details - PC News at GameSpot
There's a wealth of new content in Special Forces, including an impressive six new armies (compared to just three in Battlefield 2), along with a slew of new maps, weapons, and features.
To be clear, we are actively working on the next patch, and development of Special Forces has in no way affected our continued efforts towards supporting the base product.
MD: The new weapons in Special Forces range from more traditional additions, such as new assault rifles to more unique additions--we've added tear gas and flashbangs, which is a first for the Battlefield franchise.
www.gamespot.com /pc/action/battlefield2specialforces/preview_6130167.html   (1398 words)

 Special Knitting Forces - Helping Others One Stitch At A Time
Special Knitting Forces is an organization dedicated to bringing comfort to civilians during wartime, especially to the babies and children.
Our goal now is to knit a million sweaters that will bring both a sense of warmth and caring to the littlest of innocent victims.
Special Knitting Forces would appreciate your knitted garment as quickly as possible.
www.specialknittingforces.org /start.htm   (386 words)

 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
One year after the 5th Group was organized, elements of the 5th Special Forces Group began serving temporary duty tours in the Republic of Vietnam.
The 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) remained at Fort Bragg, North Carolina until 10 June 1988, when the Group colors were cased at a ceremony marking its departure from Fort Bragg.
The border surveillance mission assigned the 5th Special Forces was among the most vital in providing "ground truth" to the American and Pan Arab Forces.
www.campbell.army.mil /5thsfg.htm   (860 words)

 EA - Battlefield 2 Special Forces
Special Forces, Special Weapons, Special Vehicles, Special Missions…Become an elite soldier or insurgent in the secret war for control of the modern world’s most strategic locations.
Battlefield 2 Special Forces takes the intensity and quality of Battlefield 2 behind the scenes of news headlines, showcasing the most elite and deadly forces in the modern military world.
Using accurate Special Forces weapons, gadgets, and vehicles, these covert armies battle to control key military and strategic locations.
www.ea.com /official/battlefield/specialforces/us/features.jsp?ncc=1   (689 words)

 United States Army Special Forces - Free net encyclopedia
A completely new recruit to the United States Army, who has signed on for the special forces, starts his (all United States Special Forces are closed to females) training in Fort Benning, Georgia.
Upon graduation from Airborne school the potential Special Forces Soldier is next shipped to Fort Bragg, North Carolina for Phase I, the SFAS course, a preparation course which lasts twenty four days.
To gain access to Special Forces maps and training, as well as Special Forces weapons, you need to complete stealth training and Airborne training.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/U.S._Army_Special_Forces_(Green_Berets)   (1329 words)

 Andrew Moroz's Blog: Clinton Deploys Very Special Forces To Iraq (*)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Cohen stressed that the safety of America's special forces is of paramount importance.
Morale is said to be high among members of the very special forces, who were flown Monday from Sheppard Air Force Base to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in a squadron of specially modified C-130 "short planes." Upon arriving, the troops were given a thorough mission debriefing by Gen. James Herzog and a butterscotch-pudding snack cup.
Merritt went on to note that, despite the very special nature of the mission, strict military discipline will be maintained, including mandatory quiet-room "time-outs" for any soldiers who begin "acting out" or displaying inappropriate behavior in combat situations.
www.princeton.edu /~amoroz/2005/02/clinton-deploys-very-special-forces-to.html   (811 words)

 Special Forces (2003) (V)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Its a bad call as the only response he gets is Major Harding and a team of Army special forces flown in to rescue her.
Its all the more impressive given that he's doing it on a small budget and in an industry not always receptive to allowing quality martial arts in their films.
Special Forces also scores points for it's ambitions.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0324038   (936 words)

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