03 Mar 2014

Mossad

The Mossad is the organization responsible for intelligence collection and covert operations, including counterterrorism operations, for the nation of Israel. While the Mossad itself is more of the equivalent of the CIA, the Israeli equivalent of Delta, GSG9, and ST6 is the secretive Special Operations Division of the Massad known

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11 Dec 2012

SEAL Team Six

The Naval Special Warfare Development Group, formerly known as SEAL Team SIX (SEAL Team 6) and based in Dam Neck, Virginia, is responsible for U.S. counterterrorist operations in the maritime environment. It’s origin can be traced to the aftermath of the failed 1980 attempted to rescue American hostages at the

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11 Dec 2012

GSG-9 – Grenzschutzgruppe 9

GSG-9 was formed as a direct result of the inept response of German police to actions of Black September terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Following the end of World War Two, German authorities had been apprehensive about creating an elite military unit for any purpose. This, in addition to

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28 Feb 2012

Special Air Service (SAS)

The British Special Air Service (SAS) is perhaps the best known special operations group in existence today. Thus, it should come as no surprise that the Special Projects (SP) team of the Special Air Service is perhaps the best known counterterrorist organization in the world. The SP team is normally

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11 Dec 2010

Delta Force

The US Army?s 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (SFOD-D) is one of two of the US government?s principle units tasked with counterterrorism operations outside the United States (the other being Naval Special Warfare Development Group). Delta Force was created by US Army Colonel Charles Beckwith in 1977 in direct response

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06 Jul 2006

Kaitsepolitseimet (KPOL or KAPO)

As the primary Estonian intelligence and security service, the Security Police Board’s missions include counter-intelligence, anti-drug trafficking, the protection of state secrets, monitoring of potential corruption of high ranking state officials, collecting and processing of information concerning seditious activities, and the prevention of such activities. The Security Police Board is

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28 Feb 2006

SOC STAR

The STAR team was raised in 1993 to provide the Singapore Police Force with a dedicated tactical armed response capability. The STAR team is a full time force of officers tasked with handling incidents that may require the use of specialized weapons, or when a situation arises where the use

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28 Feb 2006

Osasto Karhu

After the Munich Massacre in 1972 (Terrorist Incident), the Helsinki Police Department formed a small (twelve man) CT force known by the acronym ETY. With the rampant rise in European terrorism in the middle 70s though, the decision was made to expand and overhaul this team. Osasto Karhu,

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28 Feb 2006

ONI

Sweden’s ONI is composed of active law-enforcement officers. The members of ONI are normally members of a SWAT team in the City of Stockholm. Half of the time the unit?s members will serve in ONI; the rest of the time will be in various SWAT teams. ONI has 48 members

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28 Feb 2006

Lanceros

The Lanceros were created in response to the “La Violencia” civil war. Columbian Army officers were sent through the U.S. Army’s Ranger school. These officers then were charged with creating Columbia’s own elite force of paratroopers. A highly trained mobile force was needed to combat the growing number of guerilla

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