Modern warfare has continued to shift toward the use of small, elite groups of special operation soldiers and advanced technology rather than large masses of troops. Russia, Britain, and the U.S. all have select groups of these troops that carry reputations for carrying out missions that have been deemed nearly impossible. China has begun to step onto the special forces stage with their recent exercise, Ingenious Special Operations Soldier-2018. The exercise tested the country’s special operations from brigade to squad levels and reviewed different skills, such as night operations and fast-roping from helicopters.
The Crossroads of Special Operations