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Click the numbers below to find out more 3) Entry by water and land
Special forces are also trained to get behind enemy lines by more conventional methods.
The US prides itself on the training of its Navy SEAL (Sea, Air and Land) special forces, while in the UK both the SAS and SBS (Special Boat Squadron) have vast maritime experience.
The British SAS are renowned for operating in hostile environments like the desert and the jungle. Part of their training, and even selection process, involves covering large distances, over mountainous terrain and being self-sufficient in the field. Soldiers are taught how to cover their tracks, stay hidden, memorise map references, live off the land, and carry everything they need without leaving any evidence behind.

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