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Troops: About 1,000 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division and various Special Forces units.

Location: Kandahar International Airport, Bagram Air Base and Mazar-i Sharif. Special Forces units operate across the country.

Equipment: The U.S. also has two carrier battle groups in the Arabian Sea. The carriers are the USS John C. Stennis and USS Theodore Roosevelt. B-1 and B-52 bombers also are still available at the joint U.S.-British air base on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia.


Pakistan has allowed the use of three airfields by the coalition forces operating inside Afghanistan. Dalbandin Air Base in western Pakistan has played a role in coalition operations
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Army Special Operations Command includes Army National Guard, civil affairs, psychological operations and chemical reconnaissance groups.
But the Rangers, themselves, are the spearhead of the Army's special operations forces. Ready to deploy by land, air and sea anywhere in the world at a moment's notice, Rangers specialize in rapid infantry assault, night fighting and airfield seizure. The Rangers are trained to infiltrate and exit by air, land or sea and have the capability to conduct conventional or special light-infantry operations.
According to the JSOC, the Rangers have taken part in every major combat operation since the end of the Vietnam War. In many cases, they are supported by the 160th Special Operations Aviations Regiment -- better known as the "Night Stalkers" -- which use state-of-the-art aircraft and equipment to assist all special operations forces from the air.

The Green Berets are used both as a combat force and to train guerrilla troops in other countries. Each member must be able to speak at least one language other than English.
The Green Berets are used for a variety of missions such as unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, direct action and counter terrorism.
The Special Forces (Airborne) served in Vietnam, Operation Just Cause (in Panama) and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

While not technically a "special operations force," the Marines describe their expeditionary units as "special
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