Special operations units can do more than ram doors and shoot bad guys. A key aspect of U.S. special operations is their ability to work with partners to create a potent deterrence capability and fight off malign foreign influence.

Recently, American commandos assigned to Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) conducted a training exercise with Swedish special operators. The aim of the joint exercise was to test the readiness of the Swedish military and to prepare for future contingencies in the region.

From the U.S. side, Green Berets from the 10th Special Forces Group, Air Commandos from the 352nd Special Operations Wing, and Navy SEALs and Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmembers (SWCCs) from Naval Special Warfare Groups 2 and 4 participated in the event.

From the Swedish side, Swedish commandos, from the Special Operations Group (SOG), and conventional forces took part.