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- Special operations : Military or paramilitary operations that differ from conventional operations in degree of physical and political risk, operational techniques, mode of employment, independence from friendly support, and dependence on detailed operational intelligence and indigenous assets; they are often controlled at a national or strategic level of command
- Direct action (military) : Military attacks, usually by special operations forces on land, against specific, well-defined targets, often behind enemy lines.
- Special reconnaissance : Also known as SR, missions deep in denied areas, conducted by special operations personnel. They may be in or out of uniform. While SR units may direct air, missile, or artillery strikes, they strive to stay undetected.
- Counterterrorism : A range of activities that prevent attempted terrorism well before an actual act is close to being executed, including killing or capturing terrorists; complements and can include anti-terrorism, or measures taken to minimize the impact of an attempted or completed act; counterterrorism proper is "enemy centric" rather than counterinsurgency, which is "people-centric"
- Special Air Service : Special operations regular and Territorial Army regiments of the British Army, part of U.K. Special Forces
- Special Boat Service : U.K. Special Forces units specializing in waterborne operations, administratively part of the Royal Marines
- Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing : Add brief definition or description
- Special Reconnaissance Regiment : Add brief definition or description
- Special Forces Support Group : Add brief definition or description
- Secret Intelligence Service : Britain's national-level civilian organization for intelligence and covert action
- Special Operations Executive : A wartime-only British organization that led guerrilla warfare and conducted direct action in occupied Europe during the Second World War.
- United States Special Operations Command : A U.S. Unified Combatant Command with both functional and operational responsibilities, both to prepare special operations forces for the geographic commands, and to execute strategic special operations, typically under national orders and high security classification
- 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment : U.S. Army special operations helicopter unit in the United States Special Operations Command, formed as a response to the lack of trained special operations aviation units in the failed rescue of hostages in Iran; probably assigns a battalion to Joint Special Operations Command
- Joint Special Operations Command : A major subordinate unit of the United States Special Operations Command, which takes on the most sensitive covert military operations, usually working unacknowledged within the geographic area of a Unified Combatant Command