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Top 10 of the World’s Best Special Forces/Elite Military Units

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Previously, We already posted 10 of World’s Best Military Units/Arm Forces and it gives me an idea to write a special top 10 list about the world’s best special forces.

Special forces, or Special Operations forces are terms used to describe elite military tactical teams trained to perform high-risk dangerous missions that conventional units cannot perform. Special Forces soldiers need to be physically and mentally robust and have the confidence, courage, and skill to operate individually or in small teams, often in isolation and in a hostile environment. They are high value assets, commanded at the strategic level that deliver effects disproportionately to their size.

Here’s our Top 10 lists of the World’s Best Special Forces.

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  1. Ritchie Fan

    July 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    A very interesting post. There is one other group which I might have included and that is the SBS – The Special Boat Service – they are another elite British fighting unit.

    Enjoyed your post and thanks for sharing.

  2. Anonymous

    December 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    The SBS is missing here. But I would rate the Spetsnaz a little higher up the order. I think its better than the Green Berets, Marsoc and the Rangers. Its alpha units are among the most capable units in the present world. But the top two ratings are spot on. Thanks for the post.

  3. bennix

    December 13, 2011 at 1:35 am

    I don’t see Israel in the list but they’re awesome too not rather shown in TV

  4. Real_Ranger

    December 24, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    First, Rangers don’t have tanks.  Second, why is there a tank in the middle of the jungle?  

    Fake story.  

    Now give the Rangers their points back and move them ahead of the ‘Green Berets’ where they belong!

  5. Josh

    February 5, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Number one and two need to be swapped in order of ranking!

  6. Anonymous

    July 8, 2012 at 4:04 am

    1.Navy SEALs
    2.Delta Force
    3.Alpha Group
    6.Shayetet 13
    9.Para Commandos
    10.Joint Task Force 2

  7. Anonymous

    October 6, 2012 at 3:40 am

    1. Sayeret matkal isreal which is also counter terrorism ect.( also called the unit as in the tv show)
    2.Alfa group which is the highest unit in spetnaz which can beat any type of navy sealteam even team 7 which everyone knows there is one the reason why i say this is because alpha training takes 3-5 years
    3. Navy seals us
    4.shayetet 13 navy seals of isreal also called batmen force us
    by the way spetnzna is not a unit it means units for special purposes and green beret no joke are a joke i would name 6
    6. Recon marines us
    And i dont have time to write any more anby the way this list go’s from 1 being the best

  8. Waymcc

    June 30, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I would put JTF2 against any of those other sof. Units. An American colonel was given temporary command of a JTF2 unit and said that he would pick JTF2 for direct action over any American unit.

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