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Special Operations Forces have seen significant growth in many of the militaries around the world. SOF forces were instrumental during World War II; however the terrorist attacks experienced in the 1970s saw a significant growth of special operations capabilities - especially among the European nations.

The United States can trace the use of special operations type forces back to the French and Indian War. Throughout time there have been instances of special operations forces engaged in almost all of the conflicts and wars the U.S. has participated in.

Air Force Special Operations Forces

Combat Controllers. Airmen go through some tough and specialized training to become a Combat Controller. Many times these Special Warfare Airmen are attached to other Special Operations Forces as augmentees.



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