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Tango0116 Mar 2017 10:07 p.m. PST

"Incorporating lessons from Western special operations forces (SOF), the Kremlin had established its own equivalent of the U.S. Army's elite 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta—better known as Delta Force. This new force is called Special Operations Command, known by its Russian acronym as KSSO.

The Russian General Staff first announced the creation of this command in March 2013. Though it is relatively young, the new force have been quick learners and has accumulated a fairly significant amount of combat experience during its short existence. Indeed, while the KSSO is likely not as lavishly funded as Delta or the U.S. Navy's elite DEVGRU (better known as SEAL Team Six), the Russian unit has performed well.

Like Britain's elite Special Air Service regiment—which Col. Charlie Beckwith based the Delta Force on when he created the unit—KSSO does not have many of the expensive hardware and support infrastructure that its American counterpart does. "Undoubtedly they do not have the money for specialized helicopters or air lift," said Mike Kofman at the Center for Naval Analyses during a interview with The National Interest—referring to the American Joint Special Operations Command's (JSOC) fleet of highly modified MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters that participated in the 2011 raid that eliminated Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. "But somehow SOF has been getting the job done long before many of those gadgets came along."…"
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Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2017 2:56 a.m. PST

Deadly to whom? Never forgotten how the Spetsnatz managed to accidentally kill their own CO when they captured the presidential palace during the 1980 invasion of Afghanistan.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2017 5:15 a.m. PST

Best troops for the job.


JMcCarroll Inactive Member17 Mar 2017 4:23 p.m. PST

Yah well they don't have Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris is one bad mother……shut your mouth.

Tango0118 Mar 2017 10:57 a.m. PST



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