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South America

The U.S. Army Special Forces has a rich, deep, and long-standing relationship with the countries of Central and South America. More than one group has participated in the engagement with the militaries of Latin America in both training and during times of conflict.

These units include the 8th Special Forces Group, 7th Special Forces Group, and the 20th Special Forces Group. In addition, units of the 3rd Special Forces Group were engaged in the Caribbean for a limited amount of time.

Currently (as of late 2014) the 7th and 20th Special Forces Groups rotate SF teams into different Latin American countries on a continuous basis.

The more well-known examples of Special Forces presence include Colombia, Panama, and El Salvador. Colombia has suffered from a long-running guerrilla war with insurgents. Panama had its Noreiga regime toppled in an invasion by U.S. troops. The El Salvadorian government was fighting an insurgency for a number of years - aided by advisors from U.S. Army Special Forces.

 


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