Special Forces
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Special Forces are often deployed to preclude, preempt and resolve terrorist incidents abroad. They prevent, deter and respond to terrorist activities and train other nations' military in the basics of fighting terrorism.

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Direct Action

Direct Action missions are short duration strikes that are used when Special Forces want to seize, capture, recover or destroy enemy weapons and information or recover designated personnel or material.

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Foreign Internal Defense

This mission is used to organize, assist and train the military and national defense forces of foreign governments to protect their citizens from aggressors.

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Special Reconnaissance

These intelligence-gathering activities monitor as much about the enemy's movement and operations as possible.

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Unconventional Warfare

Special Forces have long employed the use of Unconventional Warfare (UW), a.k.a. guerilla warfare, to train, equip, advise and assist forces in enemy-held or controlled territory.

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