The GIS and NOCS are two of Italy’s finest counterterrorism forces, both with esteemed histories and unique responsibilities in the GWOT.
I was over a week into the UK Special Forces selection course, but I’d been preparing myself for years. I was determined to join the SAS regiment.
The Swiss ARD 10, Switzerland’s only Special Forces unit, though capable, lacks substantive combat experience compared to its European brothers.
Note: This article is part of a series. You can read part one here. We already know the basics. The captured British troops serving with the UN peacekeeping force in View More ›
In part one of this series, we established that the majority of the Swiss SOF community is made up of militia personnel. This means those soldiers are actually civilian professionals such as View More ›
“Do you even operate?” To answer this recurring Internet meme amid the SOF community’s SOCMINT (social media intelligence) chatter, I’ve decided to write about the controversial SOF capability of a neutral View More ›
The terrorist attacks in Paris, Copenhagen, and most recently in Tunis have compelled the German Federal Minister of the Interior, Thomas De Maizière, to promote the idea of a new View More ›
Note: This is a continuation of a series. Read part three here. This ultimately accelerated the remainder of the staff process and paved the way for our joint operations to View More ›
The first time I was made aware that one of my Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) rotation videos had been obtained by the media and was being reported on View More ›
The DEA FAST are an elite tactical unit which focuses exclusively on counter-narcotics (CN) operations. There are only five of these teams within the administration with one permanently stationed View More ›