special forces

The Modern Samurai

The Modern Samurai

Response to a Growing Threat Pronounced danger from international and local terrorism makes the Japanese government invest a great deal of resources and effort in modernizing its counter-terrorism services and units. Six members of the communist “Japanese Red Army”, including one of its leaders Osamu Maruoka hijacked a Japan Airlines aircraft with a total of 156 passengers and crew aboard. Terrori... »

South African Police Service Special Task Force – Grueling Training for a Dangerous Job

South African Police Service Special Task Force – Grueling Training for a Dangerous Job

South African Republic is one of the most violent countries on the planet. Their special police force units are always occupied with high risk operations. Every week, there are around 500 murders, 4,500 violent assaults and 126 kidnappings. Approximately 4,000 people are arrested for kidnappings and abductions, mostly done for ransom purposes. Every eight minutes there is an armed robbery, totalin... »

Army Ranger Wing of the Republic of Ireland Military Forces

Army Ranger Wing of the Republic of Ireland Military Forces

The purity of our hearts, the strength of our limbs and the commitment to our promise. This is the motto of the Army Ranger Wing and it is inscribed on their flag. The words are taken from an old Irish Fianna poem (Fianna – groups made out of six legendary Irish warrior-hunters) and they are used to keep the link with the past alive. In Irish, the unit is called Sciathan Fianoglach an Airm, which ... »

feldjager

FELDJÄGER: The Bundeswehr Police

For the last 20 years, the Feldjäger is one of the units which have seen most extensive changes and reorganization within the Bundeswehr. A dynamic and flexible formation for specialized tasks of military security has sprouted from a rigid and static Cold War era service. Today the Feldjäger, as a part of support armed forces SKB (StreitKrafteBasis) operate in all branches and organized sections o... »

Operation Neptune Spear – The Death of Osama bin Laden (1)

Operation Neptune Spear – The Death of Osama bin Laden (1)

The final stage of the elimination of Osama bin Laden was planned intensively for several months, but preparing the whole operation took years. It was one of the biggest operations that the US intelligence and security agencies (CIA, NSA) undertook in the last ten years. One of the blockbusters that filled the box office last year was Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, which unravels t... »

green berets

Green Berets – The first battalion of the 10th Special Forces group

Ever since their founding in 1953, Green Berets have been epitomizing the qualities expected from Special Forces and universal soldiers. They are most often employed as the invisible advance for any major armed conflict that the U.S takes part in. Their green berets with an emblem consisting of an upwards turned dagger crossed by two arrows with the words “De opreso liber” (freedom to the oppresse... »