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Special Air Service

The Special Air Service or SAS is a regiment of the British Army constituted on 31 May 1950. It is part of the United Kingdom Special Forces and has served as a model for the special forces of many other countries all over the world. Special forces,...  or special operations forces, are military units highly trained to perform unconventional, often high-risk missions.The SAS together with the Special Boat Service, Special Reconnaissance Regiment, Special Forces Support Group, 18 Signal Regiment and the Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing form the UKSF under the command of the Director Special Forces.The SAS traces its origins to 1941 and the Second World War, and was reformed as part of the Territorial Army in 1947, and named the 21st Battalion, SAS Regiment,. The Regular Army 22 SAS later gained fame and recognition worldwide after successfully assaulting the Iranian Embassy in London and rescuing hostages during the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege, lifting the regiment from obscurity outside the military establishment.The Special Air Service presently comprises 22 Special Air Service Regiment of the Regular Army, 21 Special Air Service Regiment and 23 Special Air Service Regiment from the Territorial Army. It is tasked primarily with counter-terrorism in peacetime and special operations in wartime   more
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1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta

1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, popularly known as Delta Force, is a U.S. Army component of Joint Special Operations Command. It was formerly listed as the Combat Applications Group by the Department of Defense but some claim it has...  been re-designated the Army Compartmented Elements. While 1st SFOD-D is administratively supported by USASOC, it falls under the operational control of the Joint Special Operations Command. Delta Force and its Navy counterpart, the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, are the United States military's primary counter-terrorism units. It is often referred to in the U.S. media as a Special Mission Unit.Delta Force's primary tasks are counter-terrorism, direct action, and national intervention operations, although it is an extremely versatile group capable of conducting many types of clandestine missions, including, but not limited to, hostage rescues and raids.The Central Intelligence Agency's highly secretive Special Activities Division and more specifically its elite Special Operations Group often works with – and recruits – operators from Delta Force   more
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Kreakin says2014-04-30T17:04:54.6081913-05:00
I do not think it is fair to vote. Being a Brit I'm biased but not enough that I don't have respect for the US forces special or otherwise..
travis18352 says2014-04-30T17:05:44.1150920-05:00
Its fine if your biased.
Kreakin says2014-04-30T18:01:15.9318920-05:00
In that case :)

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