You may choose to believe me or not but the following is insider info.
There are 2/3 groups of Special Forces in the USA:
-The so called Tier Two and/or Three which is pretty much SFOD-D, DEVGRU, Rangers etc. You can compare them to SAS, SBS, KCT, Spetsnaz and other
similarly structured SF if you like.
-Then there is Tier One.... These are the bearded dudes in Afghanistan you sometimes see on TV or Youtube and they are extremely
They "cleanse" enemy compounds with "only" 2-3 of them and get the job done perfectly.
They are all SF Operators from different groups (CIA, Army, Marines, etc.) who have proven themselves over and over again in combat and were hand
picked from those groups because of their excellent skills, even by SF standard.
You know how SF units are supposed to be the best of the best of all infantrymen? Well, these Tier One people are the best of the best of their
respective SF units.
When they are hand picked, they get an individual call-sign and don't belong to their former units anymore. Some of these guys practically live in
Afghanistan now, that's how much they love their job. They don't do it for the money or "honor". They do it because they are so good at it, it makes
regular SF Operators cry.
They fall directly under the control of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff and the President of the USA.
So to answer your question of which "Known" SF is the best, I don't really know. Nobody really knows. Too many unknown variables. My best guess of
best "overall" SF unit would be either US SFOD-D, Aussie/British SAS/SBS or Norwegian FSK.
If individual Tier One Operators count then there's no doubt in my mind they take the prize of "Best SF"
You beat me to it! Good job buddy.
edit on 18-4-2011 by edog11 because: (no reason given)