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10 Elite Special Forces From Around The World

10 elite special forces

If there was ever someone you would never want to meet down a dark alley then it’s one of these guys from any one of these elite special forces. You’re going to have to be one tough son of a bitch to be accepted into these units.

Elite special force soldiers are the best trained, highly focussed and most formidable individuals you’re ever likely to come across – That is if you even know they are part of a special forces unit, as secrecy is paramount for these guys.

They undertake the toughest missions and can enter a combat zone undetected from land, sea or air. When the shit hits the fan it’s these guys that states and countries call upon to get the job done.

Candidates for these units undergo a rigorous selection process that lasts months, where they are subjected to the harshes physical, mental and psychological tests that the average guy would run a mile from. Make no bones about it, it takes someone pretty special to get to wear the insignia of these forces. They really should be among the top 10 jobs for men with balls

Here is a quick overview of the elite special forces you’ll find in the video below

Pakistan's elite special forces
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Black Storks, Pakistan – The special service group (SSG) is better know as the black storks because of the distinctive headgear they wear.

One of Canada's elite special forces

JTF2, Canada – The Canadian armies special operations force. Their job is to protect Canadians and Canada’s national interests both at home and abroad.

Russia's elite special forces groups
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Alpha group, Russia – One of Russia’s Spetsnaz forces. Alpha group is reported to be the elite group. Created by the KGB in 1974 they’re as badass as they come.

Israel elite special forces
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Sayeret Matkal, Israel – Operating behind enemy lines this elite special force is sent in to gather intelligence. Hostage rescue and counter-terrorism is at the heart of what they do.

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GIGN, France – The national gendarmerie intervention group. A tactical police unit that deals with counter-terrorism, surveillance, hostage rescue and organized crime among other things.

A member of Germany's elite special forces

GSG9, Germany – Border Protection Group 9 of the Federal Police. An elite tactical unit of Germany’s federal police. Established in 1972 in response to the Palestinian terrorist attack on the Munich Olympic games.

One of Poland's 5 elite special forces
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JW GROM, Poland – The Operational Maneuvering Response group is one of the 5 Polish special operations forces. Operates behind enemy lines as well a being deployed in other unconventional warfare roles.

elite special forces from the USA

Navy SEAL Team 6, USA – Known as the DEVGRU or SEAL Team 6. Most of their operational deployments are classified and not talked about or commented on by the US department of defense or by the white house.

The best of the elite special forces

SAS, Great Britain – The Special Air Service is known as the best of the elite special forces units in Europe. Trained by the military and the intelligence communities of MI5 and MI6 they are like having an American Navy SEAL and James Bond mixed together in one super-soldier.

One of the primary elite special forces of the USA
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Delta Force, USA – Along with side SEAL team 6, Delta Force is one of the primary US tier 1 special missions units. They often are sent to deal with the most dangerous, classified and complex missions.

Those are the 10 elite special forces from around the world featured in this video – Watch and enjoy.

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