The Canadian Armed Forces Joint Task Force 2 (JTF2) is a top-secret, elite special operations force, it specializes in domestic and international counterterrorism operations.
In April 1993, Joint Task Force 2 was established. After 9/11, the JTF2 participated in its first significant overseas deployment and joined the coalition of multinational special operations forces in Afghanistan. Along with the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR), the Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit (CJIRU), the 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron (427 SOAS), and the Canadian Special Operations Training Centre, the JTF2 is a part of the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) (CSOTC). The JTF2 is focused on counterterrorism activities, which can occur both domestically and internationally.