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How the Green Berets Became One of the Most Lethal Fighting Forces on Earth

Army Special Forces, or Green Berets, are a unique breed of intelligent warriors.

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Only elite soldiers would storm enemy territory with just 12 men.

The Army Special Forces, or Green Berets, have been covertly turning the tides of war ever since their unit was first created 65 years ago. They work in teams of twelve to train and lead teams of guerilla forces behind enemy lines, which is exactly what they’re doing in Syria right now.

The Navy Seals may get all the public glory, but it’s the Special Forces that have been a part of the events that make headlines without their units being mentioned. They’ve earned the nickname the “Quiet Professionals” for that reason.

To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the elite group this week, Business Insider is taking a look at what makes them so fearsome.

After 9/11, the Special Forces were the first Americans on the ground alongside CIA officers hunting for Bin Laden, according to Business Insider.

The elite warriors snuck future Afghan President Hamid Karzai into the country to lead the Northern Alliance and wrestle the country from Taliban control.

Today, the Green Berets among the cadre of special operations forces working alongside Kurdish fighters to take back Raqqa from ISIS.

Read full story at Business Insider