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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Saturday, May 8, 2021

How special are PLA special forces | Big News Network

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The People’s Liberation Army may be the largest military in the world, but they did not have a special forces unit until 1988. Known as the “special-mission rapid reaction unit,” it was established in the Guangzhou Military Region and had a core made up of reconnaissance units. These units have kept a low profile and rarely make the news compared to other well-known units, such as the SAS and Green Berets. The Navy and PLAAF also have SOF units, with some having been created as recently as 2011. Overall, a special forces brigade is estimated to have a total of 2,000 personnel with the overall total throughout the country coming in at 20,000-30,000 personnel.

Source: https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/263870857/how-special-are-pla-special-forces

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