In coordination with the DEA FAST teams, Australia’s 2nd Commando Regiment incapacitated insurgent leadership groups throughout Afghanistan.
One of the most enduring and successful partnerships I’ve been a part of was when the 2nd Commando Regiment officially partnered with DEA FAST.
What have Canadian Special Operations units been up to over the last two decades? We tend not to talk about it very much, but we’ve been busy.
For those insurgents unbalanced enough to want to stir up the 40-vehicle deep hornet’s nest bristling with Australian operators itching for a gunfight, they were certainly not disappointed.
In the first three articles of this five-part series, you learned what it means to be Special Forces, how those warriors are found, and how they are groomed over time to View More ›
Why the biggest drawback for Australian SOF in Afghanistan was a lack of dedicated helicopters to support our counter-insurgency and counter-leadership ops.
Parts 2 and 3 of this 5-part series outlined the realities of what it means to be Special Forces. If you haven’t read those two, I suggest that you start View More ›
In the dead of night, close to 400 Filipino police commandos comprising the country’s Special Action Force (SAF) moved into position. Their target: Malaysian national Zulkifli bin Hir, aka “Marwan.” A hardcore member View More ›
SOF soldiers around the globe have one thing in common: they always make do with whatever resources they have available. In Greece, we have been hit hard by the world economic View More ›
The 9th Assault Parachute Regiment, also known as “Col Moschin,” is the most elite regiment of the Italian Army. The men comprising that unit receive the most complex and difficult training of View More ›