Things you Did Not know About the Special Forces

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					Things you Did Not
 know About the
  Special Forces
1) They are not Green Berets. Green
   Berets are a type of hat that is
commonly associated with this unit
of soldiers. The actual name for the
  unit is Special Forces. The name
  probably originated from the hat
awarded to those who completed a
   grueling training under British
    Commandos in World War II.
  2) Along the same lines, only the
  United States Army Special Forces
 are actually ‘special forces’. It is not
an umbrella term for all elite groups.
For example, the Navy Seals are not
   also Special Forces. The proper
  unifying term for all other groups
would be ‘Special Operations Force’.
  Each force has its own specialties
           where it excels.
 3) The Special Forces are not just a
group of guys who blow a lot of stuff
    up. In fact, it is usually just the
    opposite. Special Forces train
 specifically in language and cultural
 customs to be able to infiltrate the
  countries they are going to. They
   often work with training foreign
troops and on tasks such as hostage
 rescue, peace-keeping, or counter-
                terrorism.
 4) Though the Special Forces were officially
formed in 1952, they trace their lineage back
     more than two hundred years to the
  Revolutionary War. The legendary Francis
  Marion was one of the fathers of guerrilla
fighting and unconventional warfare, and he
 had great success against the British as the
‘Swamp Fox’. They also have predecessors in
    the Jedbough teams, who helped lead
 guerrilla fighting and resistance in German
               occupied France.
 5) The highly secretive, selective branches of
the CIA, the Special Activities Division and the
    Special Operations Group often recruit
    soldiers from the Special Forces. These
     branches of the CIA often seek to gain
 intelligence in hostile countries and conduct
     quasi-military operations that the U.S.
 government does not want to be associated
  with. This makes the highly trained Special
  Forces soldiers ideal candidates for the job.
6) The Special Forces were originally
formed as a part of the Psychological
 Warfare Division. During World War
II, the Psychological Warfare Division
     was a joint effort between the
     United States and England to
     distribute radio messages and
   pamphlets designed to lower the
      morale of German soldiers.
     7) Even within the Special Forces,
   soldiers are divided into specialized
  groups. There are five active duty and
    two national guard Special Forces
   groups. Each group has a particular
   region that they train heavily for in
 terms of language and culture. In spite
  of the traditional groupings, however,
    the War on Terror has called many
Special Forces solders to the Middle East
        to help with the war effort.
  Know more about
   Special Forces
         at

www.specialforces.com

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Special Forces soldiers are the subjects of many movies and forms of entertainment. They are viewed as an unstoppable force throughout the world, taking on bad guys and getting themselves out of impossible situations. The term conjures up images of Rambo and other fighting heroes.