U.S. Army personnel trained to organize, instruct, supply, and supervise local forces engaged in guerrilla warfare and counterinsurgency operations, and to themselves conduct unconventional warfare.
- Also called Green Berets .
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How to use Special Forces in a sentence
One wore an arching green patch in the style of Ranger and Special Forces tabs.Taliban show off U.S.-made weapons and gear in a bid to intimidate, project authority | Alex Horton | August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Late last month the federal government forces finally took control of Mekelle, the capital city of Tigray, after 17 days of heavy fighting against the Special Forces and militia fighters of TPLF.Ethiopia won its armed battle over Tigray, but it hasn’t won the political war just yet | Samuel Getachew | December 4, 2020 | Quartz
Despite the case, he still supports the Special Forces and what the Americans did for his country.
Hikmatullah Shadman started working for American Special Forces teams in 2002 after the invasion that toppled the Taliban.
There is no doubt Shadman used his contacts to start a very lucrative business providing services to Special Forces units.
“My father told me these people are here to help,” Shadman said about the Special Forces.
“I grew up with Special Forces,” Shadman said during a telephone interview Wednesday.
But science and invention did not get on as long as men indulged in the notion of Special Forces to account for such phenomena.Human Nature and Conduct | John Dewey
She has concentrated herein the democracy of centuries, and the Special Forces of a hundred years.Junius Unmasked | Joel Moody
Now this process of digestion is nothing mysterious, nor does it involve any peculiar or Special Forces.The Story of the Living Machine | H. W. Conn
This vital system differs according to the secret nature of the Special Forces peculiar to each.Lumen | Camille Flammarion
British Dictionary definitions for special forces
élite, highly trained military forces, specially selected to work on difficult missions
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