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Special Forces

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plural noun
  1. U.S. Army personnel trained to organize, instruct, supply, and supervise indigenous forces engaged in guerrilla warfare and counterinsurgency operations, and to themselves conduct unconventional warfare.
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Also called Green Berets.
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special forces

pl n
  1. élite, highly trained military forces, specially selected to work on difficult missions
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