The United States maintains the Special Operations Command (SOCOM), the U.S. Army Rangers, the U.S. Army Airborne, Special Forces, Delta Force, the U.S. Navy Seals, and the United States Marines. Britain has the Special Air Service (SAS), Germany the GS-9, Russia the Spetsnaz, and Israel the Isayeret.
The role of special operations is constantly changing. After being nearly disbanded after WWII, special operations have proven themselves to be a vital requirement for national defense.
Your Source for Special Warfare
Special Operations Acquisitions & Logistics
The Israeli Special Forces Home Page
For and by the Ranger Community
Informationsseite und Diskussionsforum uber die Grenzschutzgruppe 9
1st Tactical Studies Group (Airborne)
From How to Make War
U.S. Navy Seals