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An informational resource about special operations forces (SOF).

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations / Low Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC)

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Foreign SOF Units

Special operations units of various kinds have existed throughout time. The 'modern' age of special operations is sometimes cited as having began duriing World War II with the use of specialized paratroop units, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), and the Special Operations Executive (SOE). The UK's Special Air Service and the U.S. Army Special Forces are well-known throughout the world. View a partial listing of foreign special operations forces.



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